I work with cultural organisations and individual artists & freelancers to develop project ideas; write strong funding bids to Arts Council England; and re-think business plans in relation to the climate crisis.
Funding support: I act as a critical friend, first getting to know you and your project or organisation and where it fits into your career trajectory or business plan. I then work with you to strengthen your idea in line with ACE priorities, then help you present the project within the application process in the strongest possible way.
I’ve got a great track record – with over seventeen years of writing funding applications to ACE, I’ve only been rejected once. Furthermore, I was a Relationship Manager in Combined Arts at ACE, so I understand the process from both sides.
Depending on the complexity of the project, how advanced it is and your needs, I can work with you from an hour up to several days spread across a few weeks.
Group Zoom sessions: I also run group Zoom sessions for individuals applying for Under £30k Arts Council England National Lottery Project Grants. These are around 2 hours long, and provide a background in funder priorities, how to develop a strong project, and how to present your ideas within the application form for the best chance of success. I’ll be re-starting these sessions from around April 2022, get in touch and I’ll add you to the mailing list to be sent out details when booking opens.
Cultural organisations and the climate crisis: Cultural has the power to shape society – in relation to the climate crisis, this is a driver that is currently under-utilised. However, in order to support these vital cultural programmes, we need structural changes in our arts organisations which acknowledge the colonial roots of the crisis, and also help envision a better society moving forwards.
Via bespoke support, I can help your organisation re-think it’s operations, putting policies in place which align with your mission and vision, whilst avoiding greenwashing.