RSA Newcastle Network Encounter: ACE funding tips by Newbiggin Arts Centre

Fellowship Event

 -  | BST British Summer Time

Online

  • Creative Institutions and Systems
  • Communities
  • Arts and society
  • Fellowship
  • Fellowship in Action

Applying for grant funding can feel like a daunting challenge. "Do we have to change what we would really like to do to fit in with what the funders want?” “Are there hidden requirements that funders don’t tell you about?” “Is it for the likes of us?”

Newbiggin Arts Centre runs two art studios in Newbiggin by the Sea and has successfully obtained grants worth over £50,000 in the last year. Attendances are now over 680 per month at 16 weekly classes and clubs.

They have just spent over three months researching just about everything Arts Council England (ACE) has ever said about what a successful application looks like, seeking help from other organisations and experts, and writing what they hope is the perfect Arts Council funding application.

This talk will cover the work of Newbiggin Arts Centre and how they hope to develop in the future, but will mainly focus on how they communicated their new development project to ACE in order to maximise the chances of gaining their support.

About the speaker

George Stoker FRSA has worked on over 50 community arts projects with over 20 organisations in the north east of England. He founded and ran a semi-professional theatre company, Neon Noodles, that worked on Window on the World (WOW) festivals and Newcastle’s bid for European City of Culture. Reinventing his skillset he recently graduated with an MA in Participatory Arts and Media. He is a trustee of Newbiggin Arts Centre, The Hearth Arts Centre and WildAid.

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