THE 2021 Mike Howley Trust awards are now open for applications.

Mike Howley, who worked for many years as director of cultural services for the Isle of Wight Council, died in May 2013, leaving part of his estate for the specific benefit of aspiring young actors, musicians, dancers and writers, between the ages of 18 and 30, living on the Island.

Young Island creatives are invited to apply for funding of up to £5,000 to help them realise their artistic ambitions.

The fund is for investment in areas such as training, equipment, staging, publishing costs, or simply time to create.

Due to the terms of this Trust, funding is not available for visual artists..

The Trust is asking for written applications this year, although people request to apply in an alternative format if this isn't possible.

To apply, discuss your idea or ask for support with the application process, contact the arts team by email at by midnight on June 15 — this is the deadline for applications.