Posted in April 2017

Guest blog: “But let’s be honest, a film isn’t going to make any difference, is it?” Claire Williams, Creative Learning Officer for Pound Arts discusses whether Art can make a difference

Guest blog: “But let’s be honest, a film isn’t going to make any difference, is it?” Claire Williams, Creative Learning Officer for Pound Arts discusses whether Art can make a difference

“But let’s be honest, a film isn’t going to make any difference, is it?” On 13th April 2017 Pound Arts, in partnership with Bath Spa University created and delivered an Arts and Social Change day which included two screenings of Ken Loach’s BAFTA award-winning film I, Daniel Blake, discussions following each screening, arts and social … Continue reading

Resource: ArtWorks Alliance’s Knowledge Bank

ArtWorks is made up of a group of organisations with strategic interests in participatory arts, including community arts, socially-engaged arts, voluntary arts, and arts in education and learning. We come together as ArtWorks Alliance to help participatory arts in the UK become better. A key feature of their website is the Knowledge Bank – a … Continue reading

Funding: Take it away (musical instruments scheme)

Funding: Take it away (musical instruments scheme)

Take it away, an initiative from Arts Council England that aims to make musical instruments and tuition more affordable for aspiring musicians, especially younger people and those on lower incomes, has recently been launched across England. The scheme allows individuals to apply for a loan of between £100 and £5,000 for the purchase of any … Continue reading

Resource: Digital Update from Audience Agency

Resource: Digital Update from Audience Agency

Katie Moffat, head of digital at the Audience Agency has circulated another newsletter with updates on what’s happening in the world of social media as relevant to the arts, culture museums and heritage sector. In this newsletter Katie mentions the following: “Facebook has announced Frame Studio which anyone can use. Create and upload your own static designs … Continue reading

Training: Influential Fundraiser

This is for fundraisers who want to find out how to: get yourself into a positive mindset for high value fundraising use the five Ps of fundraising influence – passion, proposals, preparation, persuasion and persistence adapt your messages to match different psychological profiles of prospects build rapid rapport so that you and your (potential) prospect … Continue reading

Resource: Good Finance website launched to help navigate social investment

Good Finance, a website to help charities & social enterprises navigate the often complex world of social investment, has just launched. It was designed by charities & social enterprises and developed in collaboration with NCVO, Big Society Capital, Access, Government and key sector partners. The new website provides organisations with: Educational content, resources and case studies … Continue reading

Funding: UK Youth – Change Squad Programme

Teams of young people can apply for grants of up to £400 to undertake local social action projects. A wide variety of projects can be supported including: Turning junk into musical instruments Hosting local sports days Organising litter picks And facilitating language swaps; etc. The funding is being provided through the UK Youth’s Change Squad … Continue reading