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IdeasTap Legacy Continues through Hiive Partnership

IdeasTap today announced a final pledge of £100,000 to continue supporting creative people after it closes its doors in July. The charity will launch a series of funds, competitions and mentoring opportunities on Hiive, a networking site for creative people. Read more.

Conservation continues in Leicestershire

We continued to support Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust this year. “PDHCT has supported us in delivering a huge variety of practical nature conservation tasks, enabling a wide range of volunteers from local communities, organisations, and businesses to protect and enhance Rutland Water and other key nature reserves,” said director Simon Bentley.

200,000th member joins IdeasTap

IdeasTap’s membership has now grown to more than 200,000 young, creative people, making it the largest creative network in the UK. Despite pending closure being announced in March, thousands of artists have continued to sign up to take advantage of the charity’s final funding schemes, competitions, jobs and training events.

IdeasTap announces closure

IdeasTap announces plans for closure after failing to secure long-term funding. “We’ve worked tirelessly over the last 12 months to confirm future funding for our operations. It is with great sadness and reluctance that we have reached this decision,” said Peter De Haan, Chairman of IdeasTap. Download press release.

IdeasTap Launches Accelerator: Crowdfunding for Creatives

Arts charity IdeasTap today launched ACCELERATOR, a commission-free crowdfunding platform for creative projects. ACCELERATOR adds a new dimension to IdeasTap, giving young creative people an additional tool to raise funds to make their projects happen – without having to pay the usual fees.

IdeasTap Hits 150,000 Members

Arts charity IdeasTap is now 150,000 members strong and counting. “IdeasTap continues to have extraordinary momentum,” said IdeasTap Chairman, Peter De Haan. “We are helping more young people than ever to get a start in the arts; we offer practical, focused career development events; a range of fairly-paid opportunities across all art forms; a jobs hub listing more than 1000 arts jobs daily; and extraordinary networking opportunities on our site.”