How to make an application to the Arts Council SOLD OUT

Tuesday 5th July 2016
10:00 AM



Norwich Arts Centre


Workshop by Rachel Drury

10am – 4pm, Tuesday 5 July

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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. It aims to support artists, arts organisations and other institutions planning arts projects to submit excellent applications to Arts Council England’s Grants for the arts programme. The session will give participants a good understanding of the programme, covering eligibility requirements, completing the application form and the assessment criteria. It will cover how to develop your artistic idea, engage audiences, put together a robust budget, and demonstrate your track record artistically and as a project manager. The format of the workshop allows plenty of time for discussion and questions. 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. 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.
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 brokering relationships with local authorities and other funders in places such as Cambridgeshire and Norfolk. She was also was responsible for overseeing a number of funding programmes and decision making for Grants for the arts applications. Since leaving ACE, Rachel has raised in excess of £1.5m for a range of arts projects and organisations.

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