Wildscreen’s ROAR Talent initiative returns

The bursaries allow young people not yet working full-time in the industry the chance to attend the Bristol-based natural history festival and gain mentorship and networking opportunities.
August 18, 2016

The Bristol-based Wildscreen Festival is bringing back its ROAR Talent bursaries for another year, following the scheme’s launch in 2014.

This year, bursaries that are available for those 18 to 25 not yet working full-time in the natural history content industry fall under three categories. The National Geographic Society ROAR Talent Bursary is available to global applicants and covers travel, living and accommodation costs as well as full festival access. Meanwhile, the Wildscreen Bristol ROAR Talent Bursary is only available to those hailing from Bristol, and the Wildscreen Exchange ROAR Talent Bursary is open to residents from other parts of the UK and has an allowance for travel, subsistence and accommodation.

Wildscreen CEO Lucie Mori calls the initiative “a way for young people with fresh ideas and different perspectives to experience our festival – recognized internationally as the finest place to find out how the industry works, make the right contacts and learn from the sector’s most inspirational and influential people.”

The closing date for applications is September 2, 2016, with interviews taking place either in person or via Skype the week of September 5.

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