Workshops: How to Write Funding Applications (2 sessions)
April 16 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
After the quick sell-out of both our January and February sessions for these workshops, we’ve now added extra sessions in April 2021.
What are these workshops about?
Are you intrigued and confused by the world of funding? Want to tackle funding applications but not sure where to start? This 2 part workshop aims to demystify and breakdown the world of funding applications into something understandable and achievable for artists.
This is a 2 part workshop series that runs on 16th and 30th April (both sessions 10.30am — 12.30pm). Your ticket is for both sessions and you should attend both. Places are limited to 14 places (including 2 bursaries). The workshop takes place over Zoom.
Who is running these workshops?
These workshops are run by Arts & Health Hub founder and Director Daniel Regan. His funding successes have come from multiple large grants from Arts Council England, National Lottery Community Fund, City Bridge Trust and private sponsors, through to smaller artist grants and bursaries from organisations such as A-N.
What we will cover?
- Understanding the difference between certain types of grants (i.e artist development grants and public engagement funding);
- Focusing on specific types of bids, including Arts Council England (i.e project grants);
- How to clearly and concisely describe your work and what this funding will help you to achieve;
- Understanding how to budget, pay yourself and consider the hidden costs;
- Looking at partnerships with organisations;
- Understanding what public engagement is.
Who are these workshops for?
- Artists interested in diversifying the way that they fund their practice;
- Those that have received small grants but want to learn about how to tackle larger and more complex funding applications (Arts Council England etc);
- Artists wanting to understand the variety of different grants available and how to tailor their applications to different funders.
There are 2 free bursary placements available for these workshops. Bursaries are only available to registered Hub members who have a proven track record of engaging with the Arts & Health Hub prior to January 2020. These places are for artists from under-represented communities, including those:
- Living with a disability;
- On a low income;
- From the LGBT+ community;
- From non-white/ethnic minority backgrounds.
To find out how to apply please contact us.
What are others saying about these workshops?
“Really good balance of information and discussion, with plenty of opportunity to ask questions. It felt very well planned and organised but also had a nice informal quality that allowed open conversation around the topics. The elevator pitch exercise was particularly helpful, it really got me thinking about how to explain my work and make it accessible.”
“Daniel was extremely clear about how to go through an application point by point. He really demystified the whole process for me.”
“The examples and personal experience you shared with us were so helpful to hear. I really appreciate your honesty about your own process and especially took onboard your thoughts on valuing ourselves as artists when talking about getting paid.”
“The session was facilitated by a professional artist, one with a lot of experience in applying (successfully) for grants, who was willing to share his experience and expertise and do so in a most engaging, open, positive manner.”
“I think the whole format of the class worked really well and was excellent value for money. It felt like a safe space for people to be open and honest with questions. Daniel was very knowledgeable and it felt like a chat between a group of friends. (An informative chat between a group of friends!!).”
“Daniel makes writing a funding bid seem achievable and accessible, even if you don’t feel you have the confidence, he makes it clear and explains what you need to do to do it. Reminding us that the funding is for people like us, for the ideas we have and that we are allowed to access funding, we don’t have to be someone ‘special’ really helped. I’ve had an idea for a few months and have talked to a few people who have been very positive about it and doing the workshop has given me a bit more confidence to approach some organisations with a view to becoming partners and to formalise my idea into a proposal that can go into a bid. Thanks so much Daniel, you made me feel relaxed and valued in the space and I’d happily do another of your workshops in the future.”
Cancellations made a full 14 days before the start of the first workshop will refunded in full. Cancellations made a full 7 days before the start of the first workshop will receive 50% of the total amount. Unfortunately within 7 days of the start of the first workshop we are unable to offer a refund.