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The SpotLight Project

In the last 18 months, Scotland’s cultural scene has been hit hard, leaving young creatives with fewer opportunities than ever before. Boldly brewed for good times, Tennent’s Light is shining a spotlight on Scotland’s brightest upcoming talent, with 3.5% of every bottle and pint sold going towards supporting, developing and promoting the country’s grassroots creative talent.

Scotland’s soundest pint

Over the next three years, Tennent’s Light has created the £250,000 ‘SpotLight Project’ to help bring the good times back and give our future creative stars the support they deserve.  

During the first stage of the project, five lucky creatives will receive:  

  • £5,000 cash bursary to develop a current creative project  
  • One-to-one mentorship from leading creatives 
  • Inspiration to help you develop your ideas  
  • Practical advice on career development  

Whether it’s art, fashion and design, music, comedy or performance – we’ll consider any creative expression. All we ask is that you’re over 18-years-old and based in Scotland. 

Applications for this year’s SpotLight Project are now closed, but please stay tuned for more updates soon!

Meet the mentors

Bash the Entertainer

Bash (full name, Bachala Mbunzama) isn’t afraid to tackle racial abuse and stereotyping in his comedy, and he often draws on his childhood experiences of coming to Scotland as an asylum seeker from the Democratic Republic of Congo. His infectious trademark laugh, sense of fun and sharp eye for satire have gained him over 5 million devoted followers on TikTok.

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Hayley Scanlan

Born in Dundee, womenswear designer Hayley has been dubbed ‘Scotland’s coolest designer’ by none other than Vogue. She’s worked with Hollywood fashion icon Jeremy Scott, dressed pop legends Jessie J and Pixie Lott, received an honorary doctorate from the University of Dundee, and runs her own successful brand, ‘H.S’.

Meet the mentors


Glasgow-based DJ and producer, Nightwave is a major international presence in electronic music. As well as playing DJ sets around the world, this Slovenian-born artist is also a prolific producer, vocalist, and remixer bringing her unique sound to projects with Franz Ferdinand, Django Django and D Double E. When she’s not doing that, she’s a club promoter, record label boss and also co-runs Producergirls, an initiative to improve gender equality in the music industry.

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