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Masterclass: How to apply for funding

Masterclass: How to apply for funding

Maximise your potential for successful funding applications
  • Jonathan Davidson
Date Tuesday July 16th 2024, 19:00-21:00 BST / 14:00-16:00 EDT
Location Online

As individual writers, or as part of groups and organisations, we are often called upon to seek funding for writing projects. While applying for funding can be rather daunting and time-consuming, there are approaches that can increase your chances of success. In this Arvon Masterclass, poet, writer and literature activist Jonathan Davidson – who is also the Founder and Chief Executive of Writing West Midlands – will begin with the first principles of applying for funding, including understanding what funders are after, and how to communicate complex ideas with clarity. Arts Council England’s Developing Your Creative Practice and National Lottery Project Grants will be particularly considered, although examples discussed will be of use with applications to any funder.

The Masterclass will be delivered via Zoom webinar, so you can take the session at your own pace, without the pressure of having your video or camera on. Sessions are also recorded so if you are unable to attend live, you will have access to the recording for a month afterwards.

Online: £40

Concessions: £20

As part of our effort to increase participation in the arts, half-price concessions are available for this course at checkout. There are a limited number of free subsidised places for those who cannot afford the concession price.

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"These zoom opportunities are really helping to open my world and keep me inspired to write."
— Masterclass participant
"Arvon at Home creates a model to participate in inspirational tutoring for writers, at a distance. The feeling of attending to my writing life in an excellent fashion, and still having a half-day for my work and caring responsibilities at home, felt like a good balance."
— Masterclass participant
"It was an absolutely brilliant session and very very useful. And it made me realise how much I’ve missed this kind of workshop because of having children and family that I can’t leave. Now we’re all in the same boat the online stuff is truly transformative."
— Masterclass participant



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