WORKSHOPS! Crowdfunding, writing bids, ACE project grants and more...
This Autumn Strike a Light are running some workshops based on what people said would be useful. Details below. We’ve subsidised the costs of the workshops so they are significantly cheaper than comparable ones. We’re charging a small amount to cover some costs and ensure commitment from attendees but if the cost is a barrier to anyone please do just drop us an email and we can sort a bursary place.
All workshops will take place in Gloucester City Centre venues (exact locations TBC).
Intro to Crowdfunding
Thinking about using crowdfunding to raise money for your creative project? Get to grips with how Crowdfunding works, what platforms are available and top tips for planning your campaign. You’ll see examples of different campaigns and be able to share your own ideas. The session includes refreshments and a chance to chat to other creative types.
Wed 24 Oct 7-8.30pm
Intro to Writing Funding Bids
If you’re new to applying for funding or want to develop your bid writing skills then this is for you. A one day course full of practical, relevant ideas and hands on activities to put it in to action. We’ll cover planning your bid, budgeting, jargon busting and what funders are out there, with lots of opportunities for questions and activities to get your bid started. You’ll leave with ideas of how you can find and select the right funder for your project and how to give your applications the best chance.
Thur 15 Nov 10am-4.30pm
Intro to Arts Project Management
If you’re starting out in your creative career or want to hone your project management skills, this one day course is designed to give you confidence and tools to effectively plan and deliver your creative project. A packed day which takes you on a whistlestop tour of arts project management with plenty of activities so that you leave ready to start your project. We will cover project planning, marketing, finance, evaluation and more.
Fri 23 Nov 10am-4.30pm
Arts Council Project Grants Bootcamp
If you’ve been putting off writing your Arts Council project grant, this is for you. There will be some planning tips on email before hand so you can make the most of the session, friendly advice from the Strike A Light team if needed and tea, coffee and cake to fuel your brain. A quiet space to sit and write, ask for help and celebrate together once you’ve got your draft done!
Wed 28 Nov 10am-4pm
Starting Your Creative Business
We’ve been supporting Gloucester Culture Trust and SaGE in this bespoke course for creatives to ensure it will suit freelance performers, theatre companies and producers as well as a whole host of other creative businesses. There won’t be any suits or anyone doing a SWOT analysis!
Creative Career Info Workshop: Wed 12 Sept, 6-7.30pm, Blackfriars Enterprise Hub. Interested in building a creative career, working freelance or starting a business? Find out more about the course, share your ideas, eat some cake and hear what other support is available.
Creative Business Course: the course is delivered over 3 sessions on 29 Sept, 6 Oct, 13 Oct 10am-2pm, venue tbc
If you’re interested in coming along or finding out more about the Creative Business course please email James at Gloucester Culture Trust on firstname.lastname@example.org.