About this workshop
Greetings, creative and creative-aligned practitioners, freelancers, social enterprises, and businesses (SMEs) across County Durham!
- Are you worried about staying afloat right now?
- Are there funding streams that are now closed to you and you’re not sure where else to look?
- Have you been daunted by the prospect of filling in funding application forms and meeting deadlines?
- Has rejection in applying for funding in the past thrown you?
During these unprecedented times, those working within the creative economy have faced challenges funding their work and/or generating income. With 2021 off to a difficult start and a long road ahead until we see any resumption of ‘normal’, the pressure continues for small or sole-trading creative practitioners or businesses to generate income or funding support. You may be aware of the more traditional routes to funding within the creative industries, such as Arts Council England (ACE) and NESTA, but perhaps you could do with a refresher or insight into other forms of funding or even in-kind support to help you.
The Creative Fuse NE team at Durham University is here to help you do this. Join us for an interactive, hands-on 2-part workshop series aimed at helping you navigate the funding landscape right now and going forward. We have invited funding experts from the university to share top tips and latest updates in funding from a range of sources. We’re also tapping into our team’s knowledge of applying for funding, writing, project management, and the creative landscape to help you determine a pathway toward funding. Our follow-up writing session (Part 2) provides important tutor and peer support to help you move forward.