Developing Your Creative Practice

26 January 2021 / 18:30-20:30

Part of the Castlefield Gallery Associates programme of monthly events. For information about the scheme and how to join, see

For our first session of 2021 Arts Council Relationship Manager Clarissa Corfe will join us to talk about the current changes to Arts Council England Developing Your Creative Practice funding.

If you’re thinking of taking your practice to the next stage, DYCP can help by supporting research, time to create new work, travel, training, developing ideas, networking or mentoring. In order to provide extra support to artists during Covid, ACE has made some changes to how DYCP funding works.

The next funding round closes in February and artists can apply for between £2,000 to £10,000. Competition will be strong as the list of creative practitioners included in the guidance has been expanded to include DJs, performer/creators, arts and cultural educators, community practitioners/engagement specialists, movement directors, cultural conservators, creative enablers, creative technicians.

Applicants now only need to have had one year’s experience outside of a formal educational setting and, until October 2021, can reapply throughout the year; previously applicants could only apply to DYCP twice within a 12-month period.

Clarissa Corfe will update us on what the Arts Council’s current priorities mean for artists and how best to put together an application. Clarissa is Relationship Manager for Visual Arts North at Arts Council England and a contemporary art curator/producer. Prior to working for ACE she was curator at the Harris Gallery, Preston and here at Castlefield Gallery.