Developing Your Creative Practice


WHEN: Friday 20th of May, 4-6pm

WHERE:  hARTslane Gallery, 17 Harts Lane, SE14 5UP, New Cross Gate, London

COST: £20


DYCP Round 14:
Opening date: 31 May 2022 at 12pm (midday).
Closing date: 28 June 2022 at 12pm (midday).
Decision by 6 September 2022.

Find the LANE to your hARTs! An informal artist development programme to advance your practice and fulfil your creative dreams 

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 14 of Arts Council England’s Developing Your Creative Practice programme, which will open on the 31st of May. 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.

There are 20 places available.

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. Round 14 will open to submissions on May 31st.  

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.

For more info please email


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