Archive for November, 2016


Funding for artists & bands

PRS for Music Foundation has announced that the next application deadline for the Momentum Music Fund is in February, exact date TBC. The Momentum Music Fund offers grants of £5,000-£15,000 for artists/bands to break through to the next level of their careers. Activities eligible for support include recording, touring and marketing. Applications can be submitted by the artists themselves or those who are working on their behalf, e.g. a manager, an independent label or publisher.

Priority will be given to those that haven’t been funded by PRS for Music Foundation in the previous 12 months. Artists/Bands applying for the Momentum Music Fund must be at a crucial tipping point in their careers, showing current progression and growth as an artist with the potential to significantly develop their careers over the next two years.

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Theatres Trust in partnership with Wolfson Foundation announces Urgent Repairs Scheme

Theatres Trust has announced an Urgent Repairs Scheme, a new fund set up in partnership with the Wolfson Foundation. Theatres in need of immediate repair and maintenance, and which could otherwise face closure, will be able to apply for grants of up to £15,000.

The scheme is open to all theatres operating a year-round programme of live performance. Theatres that are not statutory listed will need to demonstrate the architectural significance of their building. Two funding rounds will take place in 2017, closing on 15 March and on 16 September.

Two funding rounds will take place in 2017 with Round One closing on 15 March 2017 and awards being announced in July 2017. Round Two will close on 16 September 2017 with awards being announced in January 2018.

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Creative Feature, Events, Media, News

Creative Partners new website launch


Euclid is pleased to announce, a new website which provides a FREE platform for arts & culture organisations to list themselves as looking for partners, or to search for partners.  The service is not limited to Europe, though it does allow listings to indicate if they are searching for partners for specific EU funding programmes, including Creative Europe, Erasmus+, Europe for Citizens, Horizon 2020, Life+ and Interreg A/B.

Add your organisation or project ideas now!

The website includes a map – see screenshot above – which provides an artform coded pin for every entry.  There are already over 30 listings, from Croatia, Cyprus, Norway, Poland, Spain and the UK, and it is expected this will increase significantly across Europe and beyond.

Searching the database or adding a listing are quite straightforward – you can access simple instructions via the Help/FAQs tab in the top menu on the website.  Adding a listing is a 2-step process – first you register, and then you can add one or more listings – with up to 5 images, a video clip and 2 attachments for each listing.

Initial feedback on Creative.Partners is very positive, and we are very excited that it will become a valuable platform to help partnerships develop.  Creative.Partners will also be promoted at the European Culture Forum in Brussels next week!

Some EU funds are easy…

(well, perhaps easier than Creative Europe…)

There are EU programmes where the application process is easier than you might expect – for example, much looser requirements for match funding, and no requirement for detailed budgets.  These programmes are Erasmus+ and Europe for Citizens – and both have deadlines in February-April 2016.  Erasmus+ focuses on education, training and young people (aged 13-30) and provides small-scale mobility grants alongside project grants.  Europe for Citizens also provides mobility and project grants, and is focused on European goals of tolerance and understanding, and on stimulating participation in the democratic process in the European context.

The UK will be having a referendum on EU membership before the end of 2017.  Europe for Citizens also provides a specific opportunity to undertake projects which would seek to more actively engage citizens in discussion and debate around the pros and cons of EU membership.  The March 2016 deadline for this programme is really the only opportunity to submit an application focusing on this area.

To help you understand these programmes, and to help you develop potential applications, Euclid is running 5 afternoon workshops in England from 18-28 January 2016:

• 18 January – London (FreeWord Centre, EC1R 3GA)

• 20 January – Manchester (Arts Council England, M1 1FN)

• 21 January – Bristol (Colston Hall, BS1 5AR)

• 25 January – Leeds (West Yorkshire Playhouse, LS2 7UP) – please note this date was previously listed as 26 January

• 28 January – Birmingham (CBSO Centre, B1 2LF)

These workshops will be presented by Geoffrey Brown and Giles Agis.   Geoffrey Brown is Director of Euclid, and is the UK’s leading independent expert for EU funding for arts and culture – and Euclid was the official UK Contact Point for the Europe for Citizens programme from 2007-8.  Giles Agis is Director of Brouhaha International, one of the most successful UK applicants for EU funding, especially to the 4 Creative Europe and Erasmus+ programmes and their predecessors – Brouhaha has received more than 60 EU grants in the last 10 years.

All workshops will run from 2pm to 4.30pm, with registration and refreshments from 1.30pm.

NOTE: due to the fact that the deadline for one of the Erasmus+ strands is now 2 February, there will be a FREE extra webinar in December for all those booking for one of these workshops which will focus on this earlier deadline.

The delegate fee for these workshops is £70 – and just £30 for Connexus members.  Connexus membership is £25 per annum, and you can join at

Book your place at – select the date you want from the list on the left and follow the instructions.  Please contact if you have any questions.


Vacancies & Opportunities

Exhibitions Project Manager

Are you a creative and experienced Exhibition Project Manager with a passion for projects that tell stories?

This is an excellent opportunity to contribute to our exhibitions programme and redevelopment of the gallery spaces.

Using your understanding of all aspects of project management, you’ll lead and deliver a series of key projects for the museum.  From temporary exhibitions to gallery redevelopments, this will include exhibitions created by MSI, transferred in from venues across the Science Museum Group, or developed in partnership with other institutions.

With a strong eye for detail and aesthetics you will ensure these products are creative, innovative and match the museum’s aspirations.

We are looking for a confident communicator with excellent presentation skills, who is organised, deadline focused and resilient.

As a natural collaborator you’ll overcome challenges and positively influence people from a wide range of disciplines and viewpoints.

You’ll make decisions to ensure exhibitions are successfully planned and delivered to exceptional production standards within the parameters of the brief, programme and budget.

For more information and how to apply please see here.


Artists International Development Fund (England)

The next application deadline for the Arts Council England’s Artists International Development Fund is 5pm on the 22nd March 2017. This funding stream is for artists to develop links with artists, organisations and/or creative producers in other countries. Freelance and self-employed artists can apply for small grants of £1,000 to £5,000 to spend time building these links to broaden their horizons and open their work to other perspectives.

The programme is open to emerging and mid-career artists working in combined arts, literature, music, theatre, dance, visual arts and crafts and design. Applicants must have received recognition for their work in England and not have extensive international experience. The application must also a letter of support from the overseas partner/host.

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Source: Arts Dev UK