Funding for Artists and Independent Creatives

27 February 2024 / 6.30pm - 8.30pm

Join us for a deep dive into Arts Council England’s Developing Your Creative Practice, other sources of support and top tips!

This event is for Castlefield Gallery Associates only

This is a blended event:

– In person at Castlefield Gallery
– Online via zoom

To book: Please follow the link in the latest Associates events mail-out

Join Helen Wewiora, Castlefield Gallery’s Director and Artistic Director, as she welcomes Maria Percival, Relationship Manager: Visual Arts, Arts Council England, to take a deep dive into Arts Council England’s funding programme, Developing Your Creative Practice

Developing Your Creative Practice is Arts Council England’s funding programme designed to support creative practitioners who want to dedicate a focused period of time to their creative development. Round 20 of Developing Your Creative Practice will open for applications on 14 March 2024 and close for applications on 11 April 2024. A further two rounds have been published for later in 2024.

The session will include top tips and important considerations for those wishing to make an application, as well as touching on other sources of support and growing the sustainability of your practice. There will also be an opportunity to ask Helen and Maria questions.

PLEASE NOTE: In person capacity will be limited, so if you wish to join Maria and Helen in person, please book quickly!

Maria Percival is currently Relationship Manager, Visual Arts, at Arts Council England. A trained artist, Maria also has an extensive track record working as a producer and curator, and has worked for organisations including the Foundation for Art & Creative Technology (FACT), Liverpool Biennial and Tate Liverpool.

Helen Wewiora is Director and Artistic Director of Castlefield Gallery and Director and Co-Chair of the Contemporary Visual Arts Network, North West. Much of her career has focused on the practice and career development of visual artists. Helen has over 25 years of experience working in the arts and cultural sector in the UK, having held roles with the likes of Arts Council England, Cornerhouse (now HOME) with the BBC, the Foundation for Art and Creative Technology (FACT), and Tate and having co-directed an independent curatorial and producing agency from 2013 – 2017. She holds a BA in Art History from University College London and MA from the Courtauld Institute of Art.