Sky Arts & Sky Creative

Still from Vanessa McKeown's animation 'Bravo'
Still from Vanessa McKeown's animation 'Bravo'
Vanessa McKeown

Every year, Sky Arts and Sky Creative commission and host a project to find fresh new talent from across the United Kingdom.

The brief, which went out nationally, asked entrants to create 20-second animations or ‘stings’. These had to reveal the word ‘Arts’ and communicate the Sky Arts brand to a wider audience.

“Our shortlisting staff were made up of a combination of Sky Arts editorial and Sky Creative. They were all extremely impressed with the depth of talent from Chelsea College of Arts BA Graphic Design Communication course.”

- Kristen Bjaastad, Art Director, Sky Creative

The competition attracted entries from across the UK. However, the winner Vanessa McKeown and five out of six runners-up were from Chelsea. Sky Arts held an official award ceremony for shortlisted entries. But the real prize for our students was having their animations aired on Sky Arts HD channels throughout the summer.

If you are interested in working with our students please get in touch.


Abby Viner
Research and Enterprise Development Manager

+44 (0)20 7514 7124