11th November 9:30-12pm
Grants, funding, awards, and scholarships are often held up as the holy grail of a successful arts career, but this revenue stream also takes hard work and patience. Learn the basics of writing, winning, and acquitting your funding, as well as putting together a grant folder for future funding. We’ll also look at implementing a research plan to stay up to date, and creating a strategy for success.
Monica Davidson is an award-winning expert on the creative industries, who began her professional life as a freelance journalist and filmmaker. Her own experience highlighted how unprepared creative people can be for a life of entrepreneurship. After 20 years of informally helping others to develop their creative businesses, Monica founded the social enterprise Creative Plus Business Group in 2015, an organisation that helps creatives to develop their business skills. She is a renowned speaker and author, with a Masters in Screen Business from AFTRS. Her passion is helping other creatives to master their small business skills and take the reins of their freelance careers.