Want up to £400 to help get your creative project off the ground?

#animatetheport presents Creative Commissions — your chance for you to get the cash you need to make it happen. Whether it's sound gear, a new camera, some software or something else entirely, you can apply for a grant of up to £400.

You just need to be aged 13-25 and living in the Ellesmere Port area. The project could be art, theatre, music, dance, filmmaking, app design, you name it.

We're excited to see how you can use technology to get creative, so there needs to be a digital element to the project — either in the process of making it or the finished project itself.

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The deadline for applications is 11:59pm, Sunday 7th January 2018.

Click the big pink button to get started. This is your chance to get us excited about your idea!

One of the #animatetheport team will get in touch to hear about your idea in more detail. We'll choose the winning idea in January 2018.

As well as the money, you'll get a mentor to help guide you through the creative process and you'll become an Associate Artist of Action Transport Theatre, one of the UK's leading theatre companies for young people.

We'll also help you share your project with the world, either online or at a public performance or sharing. Whatever you've bought with the commission money is yours to keep. 

If you aren't successful this time, don't worry. There will be plenty more Creative Commission opportunities coming up over the next two years — with the next one in Spring 2018.