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Sweatshop: Grants for the Arts

2.30-6pm. Free.

Artsadmin Sweatshops are informal hands-on afternoon sessions for artists focusing on a key area of artistic or professional development. 

Join us for a discursive and practical workshop on how to apply to Arts Council England’s Grants for the Arts scheme as an individual artist. Artsadmin producers and advisors will share tips, example applications and approaches with the aim to support artists applying for funding.

The Sweatshop is designed for artists who are applying for a small Grants for the Arts fund (under 15k) for the first time, or who are yet to have a successful application. It is best suited to those who are in the process of writing an application or have a clear idea of a project they want to apply for. Please feel welcome to bring draft applications and an openness to share ideas, advice and dilemmas.

Artsadmin’s expertise and experience lie in performance and live art, and so places for Sweatshops are best suited to artists working directly in these fields.

This will be a discursive, free session for up to twelve artists. To book, email with a short introduction to your practice and why you’d like to attend the Grants for the Arts Sweatshop.

Please make sure you are able to attend before reserving a place.

“The sweatshop was so helpful. Participating in the group session meant that I got to hear answers to questions that hadn't occurred to me. The Artsadmin advisors seemed to be coming from a genuinely supportive place and made the task feel achievable whilst keeping our expectations realistic. I've finished my application now and the exercise felt less scary and like an opportunity to think through the work and my practice in more depth and detail.” – Feedback from Grants for the Arts Sweatshop, 2015  


Date and time

20 October 2016

Please note
This is now a past event.


Toynbee Studios
28 Commercial Street
London, E1 6AB
Tel: 020 7247 5102
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