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How to Get Money to Make Art

Wed 3rd July, 5.30pm - 7.30pm

An intimate two hour workshop for artists looking to get ‘grant ready’

Want to develop your creative practice but first need to secure funding? Got a great idea for an arts project and looking to make a funding application, but don’t know where to start? Had a grant application rejected and want to gain some insight to better prepare for next time? 

Join us for How to Get Money to Make Art, an intimate workshop designed to set you on the path towards getting ‘grant ready’! 

During this intimate two hour long workshop led by FutureEverything’s Jonathan McGrath, an arts professional with over 20 years experience in the sector, and Hattie Kongaunruan, an artist in her own right who has successfully navigated the grant funding landscape, you’ll gain a basic understanding of arts funding. You’ll get insider tips on how to assemble the organisational foundations of a project, learn the types of vocabulary to use (and avoid) in your application, and which venues and funding opportunities might be best suited to you and your artistic practice. 

So come with a project in mind and get guidance to make your idea a reality. 

Where will the workshop take place?

This is an in-person session taking place at SEESAW space in Manchester, places are limited and you will need to register on Eventbrite via the link below. If you would like to attend, but are unable to make it in person, then join the Zoom livestream where you’ll be able to access the session and your questions will be answered in a follow up email at a later date. 

Who is this workshop for? 

  • Creatives interested in applying for Develop Your Creative Practice and Project Grants with Arts Council England
  • Creatives looking for alternative funding routes but don’t know where to start

The workshop leaders

Jonathan McGrath is a Producer and facilitator with 20 year’s experience working across theatre, opera, outdoor arts, site specific art, live art practice and contemporary performance as well as developing and expanding artist development programmes for creatives across the North. Previously working with Arts Council England, first within the investment centre and then as a Relationship Manager in Combined Arts, Jonathan was responsible for several NPO’s in the North and championed artists who would not normally engage with ACE.

Hattie Kongaunruan is an artist, facilitator and producer, often working with young people and schools in collaborative ways to explore creative reuse and climate breakdown as well as supporting alternative pathways and advocacy into the arts sector. She was recently awarded in Round 19 of the Arts Council ‘Develop Your Creative Practice’ grant to pursue skills in digital creation and cocreation ethics.