Frequently Asked Questions

I can’t find the application form on the website
If you can’t find the application form, it is because we have not yet opened to receive applications. Applications for 2017 will open soon.  

Must my application be for the development of a play, a musical, a dance, or a short film?
Yes. KSF will support one project of each genre in the UK, US and in Canada each year (12 projects in total).

My project is already in development, can I apply for a KSF Artists of Choice to help complete it?
Yes, although KSF needs to see evidence of a need for further support in your application. Ideally the project would be in the very early stages of development.

What constitutes a short film?
KSF will consider films of any genre or category that are no longer than 25 minutes

I am not a UK, US or Canadian resident, can I apply for for KSF Artists of Choice?
No. KSF requires the Applicant to be a UK, US or Canadian resident at present. However, KSF is exploring how it might fund projects outside of the UK, US and Canada in the near future.

Can I apply for KSF Artists of Choice to help finance educational courses or training?
No. KSF provides training opportunities through its KSF Scholarships

Can I buy equipment with the KSF Artists of Choice grant to help make my project happen?
No. KSF will not accept applications for the purchase of equipment (i.e. computers, cameras etc.).

I have already secured some funding for my project can I still apply?
Yes. KSF will consider applications for projects that already have part funding but will require evidence of said funding (i.e. a copy of a letter of agreement).

What happens to my application after the closing date?
In the first instance the KSF team will check all applications to ensure they are complete and comply with the criteria. A shortlist will be drawn up for each genre (play, musical, dance or film). Shortlisted applicants will be invited to present their project ideas (either as an individual or a core creative team if that is in place) to a panel of industry professionals who will assess each project, make the final decision and allocate the KSF Grants.

When will I know if my application has been shortlisted?
All applicants will be told whether or not their project has been shortlisted within one month of the deadline date.

What happens if I get shortlisted but can’t make the date or location?

You will be interviewed by a panel of industry experts on a specific date, only limited dates will be available. 

If I am selected as a KSF Artists of Choice, do I have to spend my grant money within a certain time?
Yes. You must use your Grant within 6 months of having received it. (This is negotiable on receipt of the Grant and depends on the project).

If successful, who will mentor me / my company?
KSF will carefully partner each KSF Artist of Choice with a mentor who has professional experience in the appropriate project genre.

If I have applied before can I resubmit my project for consideration?
No. KSF will not consider an application that is unsuccessful more than once.

My application was unsuccessful will KSF give me feedback?
No. KSF cannot provide feedback to unsuccessful applicants due to the volume of applications that we receive.

I applied last year, can I apply again with a different project?
Yes, however, KSF wishes to support a broad spectrum of individuals and companies so bear that in mind.

If I am selected as a KSF Artist of Choice, will I be expected to report back to KSF on the progress of the project?
Yes. KSF will ask you to regularly submit project updates and a full report on completion of the project.

You will also be expected to contribute to online content about the project such as photographs from rehearsals, blogs, films etc.