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Funding advice opportunities across East London in March 2020


This March, the Foundation for FutureLondon team will be offering four opportunites for you to find out more about our funding and get help and advice on applying for funding from ourselves and other organisations including Arts Council England, arts organisations, local authorities and others.

Events include:

  • Tower Hamlets Arts Development and Networking Event — 5 March
  • Drop in Session at Canning Town Library — 11 March
  • Drop in Session at Hackney Museum — 12 March
  • Waltham Forest Connecting Communities Event — 17 March

All events are free to attend and open to all apart from the Tower Hamlets event, which is by registration and for Tower Hamlet artists and arts professionals.

For more information about the programmes and what to expect read on.


Tower Hamlets Arts Development and Networking Event 2020

Thursday 5 March 4—6.30pm
The Ecology Pavilion, Mile End Park, Grove Road, E3 5RP

Please note that this event is for Tower Hamlets based artists and arts professionals.

Speakers include:

  • Maggie Pinhorn, Alternative Arts
  • Armindokht Shooshtari, Arts Council England
  • Amy Zamarripa Solis, Foundation for FutureLondon
  • Kinsi Abdulleh, Numbi Arts
  • Beth Watton, Poplar Union
  • Steve Murray, Head of Arts, Parks and Events

Plus Q&A opportunities and networking

What’s it all about?

The Council’s Arts, Parks and Events team is continuing to build on a range of partnerships that it has developed over the years with key arts and events organisations across the voluntary, charitable and community sectors. The team has also helped support or deliver a substantial number of arts-based projects and events with advocacy and guidance, small grants, marketing and more. We have listened to what you want, and are utilizing these experiences and relationships to deliver our sixth arts networking evening.

Tower Hamlets remains a thriving hub of activity for the creative sector and home to so many high calibre and firmly established, as well as emerging, arts organisations. Many of these will be in attendance in order to share some of their expertise and professional know-how!

Arts Council England surgeries

We are delighted to confirm that the Arts Council will have three representatives from the areas of visual arts and combined arts who will be available from 5.30pm to 6.30pm to provide 15 minute slots (9 in total) to who book on a first come first served basis. The purpose of these surgeries is offer guidance on applications for Grants for the Arts. See below for details of how to book.

CREATE, ENGAGE, LEARN AND SHARE

What can you get out of it?

  • Meet council arts officers and learn how the we can support local arts practitioners and organisations
  • Meet potential delivery partners
  • Discuss collaborative opportunities with other venue managers, performers, artists, other participants and event organisers
  • Develop new links and partnerships
  • Discover the capacity building opportunities as well as the unique spaces and great facilities available for hire to voluntary and community groups
  • Spread the word about what you are currently doing or planning and learn about how to reach out and help build local audiences by taking advantage of the many free publicity platforms available
  • An opportunity to speak with the team at Foundation for FutureLondon on applying for their new ‘Connecting People and Places Fund

Drinks and light refreshments will be provided.

How to book your surgery with Arts Council England

1-2-1 Surgeries: To book a 15 minute slot with one of the Arts Council Officers please email kazi.begum@towerhamlets.gov.uk by 25 February 2020. Please only email Kazi Ruksana Begum for surgery places once you have already booked your overall place on Eventbrite.

Please be aware that this is in a first come first served basis and when we have 9 places confirmed, we will operate a waiting list.

How to find us

Please note that entrance is via Grove Road. Buses passing close to The Ecology Pavilion are: 25, 277, D6, D7
Tube – The nearest underground / tube, station is Mile End. This station is in Zone 2 and is on the Hammersmith and City Line, the District Line and the Central Line.

Sign up on Eventbrite

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Drop in Session at Hackney Museum

Thursday 12 March, 3.30–7.30pm

Hackney Museum Learning Room, 1 Reading Ln, Hackney, London E8 1GQ

Do you want to find out more about how to fund your great idea and turn it into reality? Foundation for FutureLondon is holding free drop-in sessions in March 2020 for you to come along and share your great ideas and find out about how we can best support them.

Whether you are looking to apply for the Connecting People and Places fund or simply want to pick our brains about funding, then come along!

There is no prior booking for this event – just turn up at your convenience on the day.

Accessibility

Hackney Museum Learning Room situated on the ground floor and has level access and access to baby changing facilities, male, female and gender-neutral toilets and an accessible toilet. There is a Blue Badge space outside the building and metered parking in local side streets.

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Drop in Session at Canning Town Library

Wednesday 11 March , 2.30–6.30pm

Canning Town Library, Elizabeth Fry Room, Rathbone Market, 18, London E16 1EH

Do you want to find out more about how to fund your great idea and turn it into reality? Foundation for FutureLondon is holding free drop-in sessions in March 2020 for you to come along and share your great ideas and find out about how we can best support them.

Whether you are looking to apply for the Connecting People and Places fund or simply want to pick our brains about funding, then come along!

There is no prior booking for this event – just turn up at your convenience on the day.

Accessibility

Canning Town Library have ramps/slopes both outside and inside the building to get to the Elizabeth Fry Room. There are also accessible toilet facilities and baby changing places.

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Waltham Forest Connecting Communities Event

Tuesday 17 March, 1.30—4.30pm

Gnome House, 7 Blackhorse Ln, Walthamstow, London E17 6DS

Come along to this event and meet our team, who will be on hand to talk to members of the public. Further event details forthcoming. The event is organised by Waltham Forest Council.

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