Grand Matter launches Future Makers, driven from the want to see a more diverse illustration industry

Applications for Future Makers are now open with a deadline for entires at midnight (GMT) on 21 March. You can apply directly here.
Highly regarded for its roster of distinctive illustrators and makers “chosen for their grand ideas and creative curiosity”, Grand Matter is co-founded by illustrator Ciara Phelan and creative producer Dorcas Brown. Its clients include a vast number of cultural and commercial institutions from Apple to The New York Times and Vanity Fair, as well as the BBC, NSPCC and the Barbican. Current creatives represented by the agency, across illustration, animation, set design and typography include Aiste Sancikaite, Alec Doherty, Hollie Fuller and Thomas Hedger.
To apply, creatives must be over 18 and have an existing collection of illustration-based work reflective of your tone of voice as a creative. Applicants must also belong to one of the following groups: living with a learning difficulty or living with a disability, a refugee or asylum seeker, a person of colour (Black, Asian or from a Minority Ethnic community), identify as LGBTQ+, parental household income less than £25k per annum, be a young parent or carer and haven’t received a university education.

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