Financial support to launch an acting career

It’s well documented that the costs associated with pursuing a career as an actor are often a barrier to many working class artists.

Our Career Kickstarter Fund will make a dent in those initial costs for one actor each year by paying for professional headshots and one year’s Spotlight membership. The chosen actor will also be offered free, one-to-one audition workshops with Middle Child’s artistic director.

  • Read about Nigel Taylor, who was awarded our 2019 Career Kickstarter Fund.
  • Read about Emily Joy, who was awarded our 2018 Career Kickstarter Fund.

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Who can apply

The fund is open to any individual who is:

  • a current resident local to Hull with a HU postcode;

  • ​never had professional headshots;

  • ​never had a Spotlight account;

  • ​aged 18 years old or above.