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

Funding: First World War – then and now

Funding: First World War – then and now

Projects that improve the understanding of World War I can apply for grants of between £3,000 and £10,000 through the Heritage Lottery Fund’s (HLF) £6million small grants programme “First World War: then and now”.  The aim of this grants programme is to help communities mark the Centenary of the First World War. HLF want to fund projects … Continue reading

Funding: HRUK and SUBWAY® Healthy Hearts Grants

Funding: HRUK and SUBWAY® Healthy Hearts Grants

Applications are invited from not for profit groups, voluntary organisations and registered charities through their SUBWAY®/HRUK Healthy Heart Grants. Grants of up to £10,000 are available in different SUBWAY® regions to support projects that strongly promote heart health, not just healthy lifestyles. The grants are available in specific regions at certain times of the year. … Continue reading

Funding: Foyle Foundation Schools Library Programme

State funded schools as well as dedicated schools that do not have or want to improve their libraries can apply for funding through the Foyles Foundation Schools Library Programme. This programme recognises that there is no statutory requirement for schools to have a library and that many school libraries are in a desperate situation through … 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

Funding: Youth Music

Funding: Youth Music

Youth Music, England’s largest children’s music charity, which provides funding for music-making projects, has announced new application deadlines for its grant making programme. Grants are available to fund developmental music-making projects for children and young people up to the age of 25 and including early years (0 – 5) as well as projects that support … 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