People in Brierley Hill who earn their livings from their creativity might find the following list of sites useful. The sites were recommended by Business Link during a recent creative industries networking event at Himley Hall. Click here for more…
A new ‘Links Page’ has been added to the site. The links are to agencies which provide funding and advice to creative industries. They have been provided by Lara Ratnaraja of Business link and are well worth a trawl though. Click on the Links page to view.
Angela Swan, the West Midlands Based Partnerships Officer, Regeneration for Arts Council England talked about how to go about applying for Arts Council funding, incorporating lots of ideas, hints and tips into her presentation. Angela Swan Presentation (ppt, 4.5mb). Alan Gill, Regional Organiser for the National Youth Theatre gave an verbal presentation on the NYT’s recent experience in winning at £100,000 Arts Council Grant. Alan will be happy to share his experiences with anyone contemplating an Arts Council bid.
The government has announced a grant of £52,000 to Dudley Council to try and open up empty premises in High Streets. Rupert Dugdale’s presentation covered the background and context of the initiative and, although early days, set out Dudley’s approach to the scheme and asked for suggestions and comments on how the funding could be best utilised. Rupert Dugdale Presentation (ppt, 81mb)