This one day, intensive group workshop is a ‘How to’ guide to making an application to Arts Council England for a lottery grant, with top tips and practical guidance.
The session will consider the criteria, the application form, and the assessment process to support you to turn your project idea into a fundable proposal.
Through step by step guidance, it will explore what information you need to provide as applicant, and how you can align and articulate your ideas to meet the criteria.
Key focus of the day:
· Development of your artistic idea,
· Demonstrating your artistic track record,
· Showing how the public will engage with your work (as audience or participant),
· Showing you have the experience to manage the project successfully
· Building a robust budget
Together the group will also critique a draft application, based on the prompts that the assessors use and consider how it could be improved to better meet the criteria, and become more fundable as a proposal.
There will also be an opportunity for all attendees to sign up for a 1:1 surgery with facilitator Rachel Drury and/or Mark Richards, Director at Metal (Peterborough)
Grants for the arts is Arts Council England’s Lottery-funded grant programme for individuals, arts organisations and other people who use the arts in their work. Grants are available for project activities carried out over a set period and which engage people in England in arts activities and help artists and arts organisations in England carry out their work. They offer awards from £1,000 to £100,000 to support a wide variety of arts-related activities, from dance to visual arts, literature to theatre, music to combined arts. http://www.artscouncil.org.uk/funding/grants-arts/
Book your free place here https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/workshop-making-a-grants-for-the-arts-application-to-arts-council-england-tickets-25428906544. Please note a maximum if x2 people from same organisation.
Rachel Drury Biog
Rachel Drury is a freelance Creative Producer and Director of Collusion, a Cambridge based agency working at the intersection of arts, technology and human interaction. Between 1998 and 2013, she worked for Arts Council England in the senior management team where her role included lead responsibility for relationships with local authorities and other funders in places such as Peterborough, Cambridge and Norwich. She was also responsible for overseeing a number of funding programmes and decision making for Grants for the arts applications with awards worth up to £250k. Since leaving ACE, Rachel has raised in excess of £500k for a number of her own and other freelance projects.