Posted in August 2016

Funding: Challenge Fund 2016-2017

RIO as Arts Council bridge organisation for the south west is pleased to announce the launch of the latest round of the Challenge Fund, for 2016-17. RIO is not a grant-giving body, however we do recognise the need to develop new forms of cultural investment. As such this fund will provide leveraged investment to support … Continue reading

Job: Executive Director, Bristol Festivals (p/t, fixed term)

Are you experienced, collaborative & entrepreneurial? Are you passionate about culture? Bristol Festivals seek an exceptional individual to drive the next phase of our development. Bristol is now recognised internationally as a Festival City. Bristol Festivals was established to drive the sustainable and strategic development of Festivals & Events (arts, heritage, science, sport) in Bristol, and … Continue reading

Funding: The Paul Hamlyn Foundation Youth Fund

Funding: The Paul Hamlyn Foundation Youth Fund

The Paul Hamlyn Foundation Youth Fund has grants of between £10,000 and £60,000 available to not-for-profit organisations that work with vulnerable young people and that have the potential to widen their impact. The Foundation wants to fund organisations whose main purpose is about helping those in the most precarious positions, where making the transition to … Continue reading

Funding: Spend a Penny Scheme

Spend a Penny, launched in August 2016, is a new scheme to enhance the theatregoing experience of female audience members by improving their restroom facilities. Theatres are invited to apply for up to £15,000 each to improve toilets for women (including unisex and gender neutral facilities). For more details about the fund and how to … Continue reading

Resource: Models of practice in arts and commissioning

Resource: Models of practice in arts and commissioning

From arts on prescription to recovery colleges, there are a range of ways for arts organisations to engage with public service commissioning. Jessica Harris explains to ArtsProfessional exactly how each model works. Jessica Harris (Programme Manager for the Cultural Commissioning Programme) has written a comprehensive article for ArtsProfessional Magazine about the models of practice in arts … Continue reading