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    Finance Management, budgets and the logistics with Laura Hensser

    May 16 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


    Funding advice for Creatives and Curious Minds – hosted by Metal

    Are you an artist or creative? Budget woes? Look no further! This workshop will talk you through everything you need to know about preparing your budgets and finances when you’re applying for Arts Council Project Grant funding. Join Laura Hensser as they explain how to manage project finances, create a realistic budget, match funding and work through the logisitics of applying.

    This session will be an introduction to getting ready to apply for Arts Council Project Grants from an experienced Executive Director who has successfully received funding for organisations and groups.  This is part of a series of workshops 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 Laura Hensser: Laura is the Executive Director at Metal, she’d previously held roles such as Managing Director at Gasworks and Triangle Network, with experience working in the visual arts sector, collaborating with artists, international partners, and community members to develop fundraising initiatives and artistic programmes. She’s currently a Trustee at Queercircle, and until recently co-chair of Deptford X arts festival. Prior to joining Gasworks, she worked at Matt’s Gallery and the Tate Modern where she supported the Tanks live performance and film programme, as well as the development of the new Tate Modern capital project.

    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.


    May 16
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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    Metal Peterborough


    Gladstone Connect
    157 Cromwell Road
    Peterborough, PE1 2EL
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