Event:

ARTS FUNDING EXPLAINED

What’s available and how to apply?

7

BOOKINGS CLOSED

Thank you for your interest. This event is now sold out.

When: Monday 15 April, 10:00 – 16:00

Where: Arts University Plymouth – Tavistock Pl, Plymouth PL4 8AT

Price: Free of charge. Booking in advance is essential. Booking closes on the 8th April.

About the event

Want to bring your creative ideas and projects to life? We know that the funding landscape is complex and competitive and we want to help make this more accessible for all.

This is a unique opportunity to hear directly from funders about what opportunities are available and how to apply.

The morning is filled with presentations about available funding, tips and tricks, and the afternoon is an opportunity to book a 1-2-1 session or workshop to get feedback on your specific project idea. Join us whether you’re a seasoned creative or a newcomer, this event is for you!

Participants will have the opportunity to:

  • Learn about the funding opportunities available to creatives within Plymouth and the wider travel to work area;
  • Make connections with the funding teams;
  • Receive support, advice and guidance to developing and submitting strong applications;
  • Connect with fellow creatives Network with others working in similar fields

You can join for all or part of the day, for the sessions that are most useful for you. Booking in advance is essential and slots for 1-2-1 sessions will be allocated according to availability. Booking closes on the 8th April. Confirmation of your workshop and 1-2-1 time slot will be sent on the 10th April.

Don’t miss this chance to invigorate your creative journey and boost your confidence in securing funding.

Agenda of the Day

  • 9:30 – 10:00

Registration

  • 10:00 – 10:20

Welcome and introduction

Hannah Harris, CEO Plymouth Culture

  • 10:20 – 11:05

Introduction To Arts Council England

Nick Green, ACE Senior Relationship Manager Strategic Partnerships

Victoria Allott , ACE Relationship Manager Cultural Investment Fund

Rosey Brown, ACE Grassroots Music Relationship Manager, SW

  • 11:05 – 11:30

Create growth programme & bridge AI

Emma Cooper, Innovate UK Business Connect Knowledge Transfer Manager, Creative Industries

  • 11:30 – 11:45

Morning break and Networking

  • 11:45 – 12:10

Applying for POP Collectives 

Simon Travers, POP (Plymouth Octopus) Funds Sensemaker

  • 12:10 – 12:50

Imaginative Funding methods for Creatives

Suzie West, Creative UK Lead Devon & Cornwall Programme Manager

  • 12:50 – 13:30

Lunch and Networking

  • 13:15 – 13:30

Afternoon arrival and registration

  • 13:30- 13:40

Welcome and introduction

Hannah Harris, CEO Plymouth Culture

  • 13:40 – 15:40

    1-2-1 Advise Sessions

    The advise sessions have the duration of 20 minutes. You can request them in the booking system by providing a brief description of you project/ idea. We will try to accommodate all interested participants, but will prioritise first time applicants, creatives from the global majority, and D/deaf/Disabled creatives. You can request a 1-2-1 session for:

    • Arts Council England Project Grants – with Nick Green, ACE Senior Relationship Manager Strategic Partnerships and Victoria Allott, ACE Relationship Manager Cultural Investment Fund
    • Grassroots Music Fund – with Rosey Brown, ACE Grassroots Music Relationship Manager, SW

    Workshop Sessions

    • 13:40 – 14:25 repeated at 14:40 – 15:25. Click below for more details.

    Workshops

    • 13:40-14:25 repeated at 14:25-15:25

    Good Grant Application Guidance 

    Are you a digital or creative business thinking about applying for an Innovate UK grant? Join us for a session that will cover tips and advice on writing a successful grant application.

    With Emma Cooper, Innovate UK Business Connect Knowledge Transfer Manager, Creative Industries

    Shapes of Collaboration

    How you structure your collective can impact its success and ability to be funded. This workshop explores typical shapes of collaboration, how to make strong collaborations and communicate what you are doing.

    With Simon Travers, POP (Plymouth Octopus) Funds Sensemaker

    Workshop sessions will be repeated at 14:40 – 15:25. Confirmation of your workshop time slot will be sent on the 10th April.

    Speakers

    Nick Green is Senior Relationship Manager – Strategic Partnerships working in the SW Area team. He is responsible for the Cultural Investment Fund programme and leads the Devon, Cornwall and Isles of Scilly staff team. Nick has worked for several years At ACE,  initially as a Combined Arts Relationship manager and prior to that across festivals, carnival and outdoor arts nationally for a whole range of organisations.

    Victoria Allott is Relationship Manager – Cultural Investment Fund in the SW Area Team. Victoria is the Place Lead for Plymouth and the Relationship Manager for the Museums Estates and Development Fund (MEND) in the SW. Victoria has worked at ACE for the past three years and previously at the NLHF.

    Rosey Brown is Arts Council England’s Grassroots Music Relationship Manager for the southwest of England. Originally from Wiltshire, she is passionate about grassroots music in the region. She brings experience from multiple past roles, including supporting music venues, organisations and musicians in Wales in her previous role as National Music Officer for Disability Arts Cymru.

    Emma Cooper is an accomplished creative business leader, strategist, consultant and producer. She’s spent 20 years working with teams to produce innovative games, marketing and education. Emma has good insight into what is needed to keep a creative business going. She works hard to connect and support others to find sustainability and growth in their own creative businesses.

    Simon Travers is the POP Funds Sensemaker. POP have developed a reputation for funding collaborative work in Plymouth. Simon works alongside the organisations POP funds to learn what it takes to collaborate well, and how funders can support collaboration.

    Suzie West is Creative UK’s Lead Programme Manager for Devon & Cornwall, where her role is to connect, support and champion creatives and creative businesses. She manages the Create Growth programme for Creative UK, which will take on up to 120 businesses in two years, providing them with business confidence, empower them to grow and champion their successes.

    Suzie’s specialism is using co-creative and partnership pedagogy within cultural development, with a passion for connecting people and building new possibilities for creative talent. In recent years, she has made a cultural compact and strategy for Truro, produced a successful co-creation-led talent development programme for Barbican Theatre and delivered co-creation courses in UK and Denmark. Suzie is a people person and loves to find creative solutions.

    Important information

    Refreshments and lunch will be provided. Please let us know of any dietary requirements when booking.

    Photography will be taking place during the event. Please let a member of staff know when you arrive at the event if you do not want to be featured. Photographs and film footage will be used for Plymouth Culture’s marketing purposes, online and in print.

    BOOKINGS CLOSED

    Thank you for your interest. This event is now sold out.

    With thanks to our partners: