IdeasTap has been a provider of arts funding for young (and not so young) artists for seven years now. I was a lucky recipient myself of a top-up funding award for Penning Perfumes a few years ago.
It's sad to see this resource, which is a social network as well as a creative powerhouse, close. Times are bleak indeed for young creatives - I hope the publicity this closure is attracting will help them find an alternative solution.
Arts charity IdeasTap is set to close later this year due to the “unconfirmed future funding of its operations”. The charity was set up in 2008 by arts philanthropist Peter de Haan, who provided funding for the initiative, which specialises in supporting emerging artists in areas such as film, performing arts, photography and design.