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

Date
16 Nov 2021 · 5:00PM - 6:00PM
Price
Pay what you can (Free, £3, £5 or £10)
Venue
Online via Zoom [GMT]
Event type
Events
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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, Bryony Windsor, Relationship Manager, 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.

Bryony Windsor joined Arts Council England (ACE) in July 2018 as Relationship Manager, Visual Arts, Midlands, providing development and funding advice to the cultural sector. Bryony has a background is visual arts, specialising in craft and design which she studied at university. Prior to joining ACE, Bryony was Head of Exhibitions at the National Centre for Craft & Design, and Assistant Director at Scotland’s oldest commercial gallery, The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh.

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.