Local artists have until Monday 2 August to complete applications
Local artists have until Monday 2 August to complete their applications for an arts grant from Wandsworth Council.
The small grants fund aims to support new initiatives, extensions of existing projects, or experiments with new work. Individuals can apply for up to £500 and organisations can apply for up to £1,500. The grant can cover up to 70 per cent of the overall project budget.
The council’s arts team is available to talk through ideas in advance of the deadline and applications from residents based in Battersea and Roehampton, which engage diverse participants and hard to reach groups, are particularly welcome.
An arts grant was recently awarded to Wandsworth artist Tory Turk, a graduate of the London College of Fashion, to help fund her project - ‘The Absent Model’.
This one day exhibition will explore the creative process of fashion styling and expose individual relationships with fashion through a series of installations. The display will take place on October 21 at the Wand Youth Centre, Battersea.
Coming deadlines for the small grant applications are:
• Monday 2 August 2010 - you will be notified by Monday September 6
• Monday 6 September 2010 -you will be notified by Monday October 4
• Monday 6 December 2010 - you will be notified by Monday January 18
• Monday 7 February 2011 - you will be notified by Monday March 14
The arts team is hosting a free workshop to explain more about the scheme and to help residents with their applications. The session takes place from 12.30pm to 2.30pm at Northcote Library, 155e Northcote Road, SW11. There is no need to book.
The scheme aims to:
• Encourage development and presentation of high quality, engaging, imaginative new work
• Support experimentation and research in all art forms
• Enable Wandsworth residents to develop their creative potential
• Provide opportunities for participation, appreciation and understanding of the arts by new and existing audiences, especially those who are considered hard to reach
• Encourage partnership working within the borough and across London
• Create opportunities for volunteering and mentoring.
For more information and to download an application form visit www.wandsworth.gov.uk/arts
To contact the arts team call 020 8871 8711 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
July 21, 2010