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    Understanding Arts Council Funding with Caroline Wallace

    January 24 @ 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm


    Join us for a talk and Q&A with Arts Council England’s, Relationship Manager (Engagement and Audiences), South East for the Arts Council of England (ACE), Caroline Wallace.  

    The session will look at both the new ACE Project Grants and Developing Your Creative Practice (DYCP) to help you consider what the best route is for you. Caroline will talk through the application form, the criteria and explore what information you may need to provide as an applicant. 

    This talk aims to demystify the application process, as well as providing top tips. Caroline is there to help answer your queries, so do come prepared with your burning questions! 

    If you’re interested and would like to know more – please email jack@metalculture.com 

    Link to book: https://bit.ly/3NODAk5  


    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. https://www.artscouncil.org.uk/ProjectGrants 


    About Arts Council England, Developing Your Creative Practice:
    Developing your creative practice funding is to support individuals who are cultural ad creative practitioners and want to take time to focus on their creative development. Individuals can apply for development activities with ACE supported disciplines, for example undertaking a period of research, networking, or time to create new work. Grants are between £2,000 and 12,000 and there are 4 application rounds a year.  https://www.artscouncil.org.uk/dycp 


    About Caroline Wallace:
    Caroline Wallace is the Relationship Manager (Engagement and Audiences), South East for the Arts Council of England. She has been working in cultural roles for over 25 years including as a County Arts Officer, Cultural Engagement Officer and as a Project Co-ordinator for Art and the Public Realm. Most of these roles were in Luton or Bedfordshire. They included programming, community engagement, managing arts and cultural projects, fundraising, and running grant programmes. Events included Carnivals, Melas, Mushairas, and Armed Forces Days. 

    Alongside this work Caroline carried freelance projects, here is a list to give you an idea of the variety of work they have been involved in: 

    • Curated ‘Luton Busway Archaeology’ which included an exhibition, an engagement project and a conference about disability and access to the arts.
    • Established groups and ran a variety of projects in empty shops including High Hats a hat shop in Luton.
    • Organised a day of Jazz Dance for the Royal Festival Hall with various artists including Jazz-co-tech Dancers.
    • Organised the first ever Open Studios national conference for Visual Artists in the UK .

    Contact: Caroline.Wallace@artscouncil.org.uk 


    January 24
    6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
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