Creative Links: Applying for Success - What makes a good application?

16 Nov 2021 · 5:00PM - 6:00PM
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Join us for a Creative Links in-conversation exploring the art of writing a successful application, with Lilli Geissendorfer, Director, Jerwood Arts, Liz Johnson, Director, Museums & Cultural Property at Arts Council England and David Crump, Head of Business Incubation at Cockpit Arts.

Funding and grant opportunities, residencies, studios and other career openings often require the completion of an application or the submission of a proposal that articulates your aptitude and abilities. This event will consider how can you best stand out and be successful when seeking to be selected. There will be the chance to join in the conversation and ask questions.

Who are the speakers?

Lilli Geissendorfer was appointed Director of Jerwood Arts, the leading independent funder of artists, curators and producers in the UK, in January 2018. Since then she has rebranded Jerwood Arts with a reimagined approach to funding for organisations and individuals, and increased its partnerships, capacity and national reach. She set up the Live Work Fund offering 33 awards of £20,000 core funding to freelancers in music and the performing arts in response to Covid-19 in partnership with The Wolfson Foundation, Esmée Fairbairn Foundation and The Linbury Trust. Previous roles include Producer at Almeida Theatre and Relationship Manager at Arts Council England. Lilli is a trustee of Fuel, and co-produced the first HighTide Festival in 2007. She has been a Salzburg Forum Cultural Leadership Fellow and a Clore Emerging Leader, and holds a BA from Cambridge University and an MA from Goldsmiths, University of London.

Liz Johnson has worked in museums, arts & heritage for the last 20 years, starting out as a security guard at a national museum. Liz’s experience includes five years as Relationship Manager, Museums for Arts Council England, providing development and funding advice to museums in the Midlands. In her current role Liz is the programme lead for the Museum Estates & Development Fund (MEND), and has oversight of all Arts Council investment and development support for museums, collections and cultural property. Twitter handle @lizmuseums

As Head of Business Incubation at Cockpit Arts, David Crump and his team provide business support through a comprehensive programme of workshops and one-to-one coaching with the aim of helping each business identify and develop a sustainable model for themselves. He also leads Cockpit Arts’ consultancy service, working with partners in the UK and overseas on projects such as craft sector and social enterprise development. Alongside his role with Cockpit Arts, David retains his interest in sustainable jewellery production, being the founder member of the UK group Fair Luxury and an advisory board member of Ethical Metalsmiths in the USA. He is also an Alumni Fellow of Nottingham Business School, part of Nottingham Trent University.