The BCN offers local artists support with funding applications, offering 6 places for artists to have a 1-to-1 mentoring session with a professional fundraiser yearly to encourage more artists from Sandwell and the Black Country to apply for ACE’s DYCP and Projects Grants.


We host artist socials and networking events, portfolio reviews, crit exchanges with other artist networks alongside a public programme of talks, workshops, reading groups.

Since finding the first seminar online Multistory has been instrumental with my development as an up and coming Producer. The session on how to complete a DCYP application was very helpful and was instrumental on completing my first application via Grantium. The extra 1-2-1 support was also extremely useful as the feedback helped me to understand why my application was unsuccessful but moving forward I know what steps to take. Currently I have successfully secured a position on a Producer course called the Optimist run by the China Plate.


“Loved today’s tasks and workshop. It was a real confidence boost to have a purpose to go out on my own, so thank you for organising such a special event.”

Atlanta Ellis talk, artist social