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become part of UNBOXED

UNBOXED is a UK wide celebration of all our creativity. There are plenty of ways you can get involved, whether it’s taking part in a competition, undertaking an internship, volunteering or applying for a bursary.  

We will continuously add opportunities to this page, so be sure not miss out by checking back regularly and following us on Facebook, LinkedInInstagram and Twitter

Current opportunities 

About Us

Poetry and coding competition  

Who can get involved: Children and young people who live in the UK 

Enter a UK-wide poetry and computer coding competition for 4 to 18-year-olds. There are amazing prizes up for grabs including talent development opportunities and the chance to be part of About Us.  

Entries close 19 December 2021Enter the About Us competition


Tour de Moon

Free practical and creative online classes for all

Tour de Moon, in collaboration with the University of the Underground and Union of Justice, are offering a free series of online classes teaching practical skills. Ranging from how to make a strong application and getting your project funded, to booking your first gig and creating organising communities. 
These online classes are led by an international teaching team of unconventional thinkers, activists and artists - and are open to everyone.

Sign up and book your free spot here


850 Creative Bursaries

More than 850 paid bursaries aimed at those aged 18 to 25 years, ranging from £100 to £25,000  

Who can get involved: 18 to 25-year-olds (some opportunities 25+) 

Where: Applications welcomed from across the UK and worldwide 

Tour de Moon is offering bursaries to artists, writers, thinkers, activists, scientists, students, emerging musicians, speakers, directors, filmmakers, live event producers, float designers, costume designers, DJs, performers, digital content creators and more to help create this extra-ordinary experience.

See the full list of bursaries here


  • £25,000 bursaries are available for young directors, filmmakers and live event producers to create immersive film events that will explore our relationship with the Moon.  

Applications close 6 January 2022, Apply for the bursary here

  • £3,000 bursaries are available for budding filmmakers. Successful applicants will create short films exploring the possibilities of our relationship with the Moon and each other.  

Applications close 6 January 2022Apply for the bursary here

  • £2,500 bursaries and the opportunity to perform live on Tour de Moon’s music stage are available for emerging musicians and artists.  

Applications close 31 January 2022Apply for the bursary here

  • £1,000 bursaries are available for digital content creators. From memes and videos to sound and photography, Tour de Moon is looking for digital content creators to create posts that will stop viewers in their tracks. 

Applications close 6 January 2022, Apply for the bursary here

  • £600 bursaries and an opportunity to perform over a series of four nights to a live audience are available for performers and performance groups.  

Applications close 6 January 2022, Apply for the bursary here

  • £600 bursaries will be awarded to seasoned writers and young scientists to develop scripts for five-minute short plays.  

Applications close 6 January 2022Apply for the bursary here

  •  £500 budget available for float or costume designers, or organisations with a parade vehicle. 

Applications close 10 February 2022Apply for the bursary here

  • £100 bursaries are available for passionate young people to present a talk on a subject that matters to them. 

Applications close 6 January 2022Apply for the bursary

  • £100 bursaries and a 30-minute DJ set available for DJs in a large scale, immersive Soundbath with Tour de Moon in collaboration with Loss<>Gain.   

Applications close 6 January 2022Apply for the bursary here


Green Space Dark Skies 

Lumenators creating outdoor artworks  

Who can get involved: Anyone living in the UK at locations across the UK 

Green Space Dark Skies is looking for 20,000 people to become Lumenators, each carrying a light into the landscape. Together, we will help to light up beautiful green spaces across the UK. Imagine thousands of lights making patterns on mountains, lakes and moorland across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. 

20 events will take place from April to September 2022 broadcast to millions. We will take the nation on a journey through our National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Although, to protect these amazing landscapes, the exact locations will be a secret – only those who’ve signed up will be there on the day. 

Applications are rolling. Become a Lumenator