Developing Your Creative Practice


WHEN: 2 dates available
Monday 5th of September, 6-7:30pm
Saturday 10th of September, 4-5:30pm

WHERE:  online

COST: £12

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Are you an artist looking to further develop your practice but you are not sure how to?
Are you planning to apply for Arts Council England’s Developing Your Creative Practice (DYCP) programme and are looking for inspiration, advice and support?

Following discussions with artists, we have noticed there is a recurring theme surrounding a lack of support and accessibility to arts funding applications. The creative sector deserves better than this – we want to collaborate by sharing our resources and experience.

Join us at hARTslane for a Developing Your Creative Practice funding application writing workshop. We will share our knowledge and experience to help you create a strong Arts Council DYCP application.

What to expect:

During the workshop we will take an in-depth look at the DYCP programme application process: eligibility criteria and access support, analysing the questions and what ACE assessors are looking for, creating a solid plan and a budget.

We will look at examples of successful applications and we will share useful tips and resources to help you develop your ideas, as well as plan and write your own application.

The session will be friendly and informal. There will be plenty of opportunities for discussion and questions.

This workshop is tailored to those who are planning to apply to the Round 15 of Arts Council England’s Developing Your Creative Practice programme, which will open on the 6th of September. However, it will be beneficial to all those who want to take a moment to reflect on how to develop their practice and decide to apply in the future or just want to bring their practice to the next level and don’t know where to start.

What is a DYCP?

Arts Council England’s DYCP supports individuals who are cultural and creative practitioners and want to take time to focus on their creative development.  

DYCP Round 15:
Opening date: 6 September 2022 at 12pm (midday).
Closing date: 0 October 2022 at 12pm (midday).
Decision by 12 December 2022.

Who is running the workshop?

Cristiana Bottigella is hARTslane’s founder and director. She has worked on a range of funding applications, specialising in visual art and participatory projects. She has received DYCP funding and has helped other artists to apply and be successful.

hARTslane and this workshop are independent from Arts Council England.

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