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.


Applications are now open and close on 15 June.

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 and;

  • ​never had a Spotlight account.

How to apply

Applications are now closed for 2018.