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Opportunities for Freelancers

Dear TCC Freelancers and Friends! We realise that many of you are facing challenges, given the current state of the media industry. Whilst we are doing everything we can to develop and establish connections with Clients to find more work opportunities for our Freelancers, and of course we are hopeful that this year will see some positive changes for the industry, we’ve compiled a list of new grants, benefits, free courses, and programs that might be of use to you. We will continue to keep up to date with industry developments and be in touch with any new opportunities as and when they come in!


Freelance Opportunities for emerging Talent

  • RTS Bursaries | Royal Television Society – bursaries to students from lower-income backgrounds studying any and all subjects as undergraduates or at HND Level 5 or 6. All you have to do is demonstrate your passion for pursuing a career in television, film or related media industries. Deadline: 24 June.


  • The Network – The TV Festival – a free entry-level access programme for anyone aged 18+ who wants to start a career in television. It takes place every August alongside the Edinburgh TV Festival. Deadline: 11th April.


Freelance Opportunities

  • Ones To Watch – The TV Festival gives television’s best and brightest stars access to inspiring sessions, creative debate, and unrivalled networking opportunities in Edinburgh and throughout the year. You will also receive free accommodation in Edinburgh during the festival. Deadline: 11th April

  • ReConnect – The TV Festival – a brand-new initiative from the TV Foundation and Edinburgh TV Festival to support individuals who are returning to the TV industry after time away for any reason. Deadline: 11th April


Grants & funding


Free training


Urgent Support


Other support


Please contact us if you have any questions. We invite you to follow us on social media channels to stay informed about TCC events and industry news.