Following feedback from Blast! Creative Network members, we’ve organised a second fundraising workshop specifically designed to help you with applying to the Arts Council England’s Developing your Creative Practice fund, the deadline for which is coming up at 12pm (midday), 18 February 2021. Producer Jenny Moore will walk you through the important considerations when applying for this funding pot. This is an informal workshop, so bring along any questions you may have about your application.
More information about the fund: https://www.artscouncil.org.uk/DYCP
Jenny has 20 years experience of working within the creative sector managing creative projects and events. She was one of the founding directors of Capsule, an arts organisation in Birmingham responsible for Supersonic Festival and Home of Metal (2011), and has worked on several projects with Multistory including the very ambitious Blast! Festival in 2019.
In 2015 she launched How brave is the wren, a travelling children’s book shop, stocking beautifully crafted and illustrated stories created by authors and illustrators, books that appeal to the young and the young at heart. The bookshop operates from “The Wren” a converted caravan. Since then she has travelled to festivals, markets and schools all over the UK and has developed a reading / storytelling and book buying service for schools as well as an independent book fair that can travel from school to school.
Through her various experiences she has gained a well-rounded knowledge of running projects from concept to completion including fundraising, planning, marketing and finance management.
This workshop is hosted as part of our Blast! Creative Network programme. Taking place online once a month the BCN programme offers talks, workshops, opportunities and social events to bring emergent artists based in Sandwell or the Black Country a yearlong events programme that provides a space for knowledge sharing and support. You can apply to join the network and learn about upcoming sessions here.
Please message firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to attend, with a few lines about your practice / interests, why you’d like to join the network, and where you are currently based (with your postcode).