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    Developing your idea for Arts Council Project Grant with Artist Aisha Zia

    April 10 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


    Funding advice for Creatives and Curious Minds – hosted by Metal

    Are you an artist or creative? Got a great idea for a project but not quite ready to write a funding application? This workshop is for you! Join artist Aisha Zia to find out about how to develop your idea and get it funding ready. From tips about timelines to making your idea into a proposal, this workshop will leave you ready to put in your Project Grant application.

    This session will be an introduction to getting ready for Arts Council Project Grants from an artist who has successfully received funding themselves.  This workshop is the second in a series of talks and open advice sessions that Metal has been working on with Arts Council England (ACE).

    The hosted talks and open advice sessions are about how artists, community and voluntary groups can apply for a Project Grant to fund their work. ACE are particularly keen to fund more people from the Peterborough and Fenland area and want to support them in applying.

    There will be a chance to ask questions over some light refreshments and food.

    About Aisha Zia: Aisha is an award-winning, British-Pakistani writer for theatre, film and TV. She won Highly Commended from Amnesty International at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2013 for her play Our Glass House, and The Scotsman Fringe First in 2014 for her play No Guts, No Heart, No Glory, both with Common Wealth. No Guts, a play about boxing Muslim women, was selected for the Women of the World Festival at the Southbank Centre, and Live from TVC with the Battersea Arts Centre screened on BBC4. It is published by Oberon Books.

    Aisha has been commissioned by Hampstead, Fuel, HighTide, Pains Plough, Curve Leicester, Contact Manchester and is currently a Royal Literary Fund Fellow. She is a former Resident Artist at Somerset House Studios in London, Theatre 503’s 503Five, Associate Artist at HighTide and the Foundation Jan Michalski in Switzerland. Aisha has worked as a photo editor for the Financial Times and the New Statesman, having previously worked for The Independent and Reuters.

    About Arts Council England Project Grants: Project Grants can support individual practitioners, communities and cultural organisations with projects that focus on: Combined Arts including festivals and carnivals, Dance, Libraries, Literature, Museums, Music, Theatre or Visual Arts.

    The funding comes from the National Lottery. Grants usually range from £1,000 to £100,000. Project Grants is always open, so you can apply at any time. You can choose whether you would like to apply for up to £30,000 or over £30,000 for your project. When the Arts Council say ‘project’, they mean a series of activities or a piece of work. Your project will have a start and an end date, and a set of measurable aims that you’d like to achieve in that time. Learn more here.

    Let us know you’re coming by clicking , emailing info@metalculture.com, or calling 01733 893 077.

    If you have any access requirements that you would like us to help support you for this workshop, please get in touch.


    April 10
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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    Metal Peterborough


    Gladstone Connect
    157 Cromwell Road
    Peterborough, PE1 2EL
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