SIGN Bursaries scheme returns after success of first round

The Screen Industries Growth Network (SIGN) has opened applications for a second round of our bursaries scheme which financially supports those facing obstacles getting into and getting on in the screen industries in Yorkshire and the Humber.

Over 40 bursaries were awarded to individuals in the first round of the scheme which launched earlier this year, supporting people underrepresented in the sector to access employment or training related opportunities linked to the region.

Bursary recipient, Shirley Harris, said, ‘I have been fortunate to use my bursary from SIGN to enrol on the John Yorke Story Screenwriting course for Advanced Story Structure and the Writing for Games course. It was something I had wanted to do for a long time and the opportunity to work through the learning has made a huge difference to the work I am developing for Vanitas Arts… I would recommend anyone who gets a chance to apply for a bursary and use the opportunity to develop their skills and confidence. It can really make a difference.’

Applications for the second round of SIGN Bursaries close at 9pm on Sunday 2 October. The scheme supports people who are disabled, LGBTQ+, are from socially disadvantaged backgrounds, women, those entering the sector who are aged over 35, and those who are from underrepresented ethnicities. Applicants may already work in any of the screen sector industries – film, tv, games or other digital media – are looking to get into these industries, or may already work in the sector but want to get on and progress to a different specialism, discipline or sector.

Apply now.