Exciting opportunity for digital artist!

Exciting opportunity for digital artist!

Herefordshire Museum Service is looking to work with a digital artist from July 2019 to July 2020, for a collaboration  with the museum and communities to make the fabulous museum collections accessible to a wider audience. 

We want to explore innovative ways of taking objects which are by their nature stored in secure, controlled environments, and introduce them to new audiences in the places where people live, work and learn.

We shall be applying for funding from Herefordshire’s a Great Place, Hidden Gems fund and will be submitting an application by the end of May.

 If you would like to find out more and have a conversation  with us, please contact Judy Stevenson:

Tel: 01432 383383/383593

Email: jstevenson@herefordshire.gov.uk or

Sarah Chedgzoy schedgzoy@herefordshire.gov.uk . 

Small, interesting funding streams

I was asked recently for any small funding pots I knew about that didn’t have loads of strings attached to them (for example, you didn’t have to be a registered charity).

I haven’t had direct experience with these, but they looked interesting –

The Awesome Foundation

The Pollination Project

(you can only apply to this if your project is sustainable and meets their ethical standards)

Helium Grant

I was also asked about funding for MA courses – and good news here – yes, you can get funding through a Master’s Loan.

Hopefully this is helpful, and have a lovely weekend! Sarah.

Possibly interesting opportunities

The Being Human Festival has just put out its call for pathways. This isn’t a direct call for arts practitioners, but if you’re working with Uni-based humanities researchers in any way it could be a lovely way to support cross-disciplinary working.

If you’re interested in joining the debate on student loans and live near Manchester, the Institute for Fiscal Studies are hosting a free talk at the University of Manchester.

Review of bid-writing discussion

Huge thanks to those students who collaborated with me yesterday in HCA. Our discussion revolved around bid-writing and embraced some of the complexities and ethical issues in this area as well as providing nuts-and-bolts advice.

I’ve presented our discussion as a ‘things to think about’ image below.

Specific Resources

We discussed the following specific resources – we’re adding to these on a live document so we can pool our collective resources. If any graduate reading this has anything useful they could add or would like access to the shared document, please email me.

Of course, with any type of fundraising you need to be aware of ethics and data privacy. I’ve found a useful (free) short course that could be helpful.

Herefordshire council funding directoryhttps://herefordfundingupdate.wordpress.com/  
The arts councilhttps://www.artscouncil.org.uk/funding  
Great Place

Next Meeting

We’ll be meeting between 12.30-1.30 next Thursday (24th January) in College Road Campus (QBSR), where we’ll be discussing how to use social media (twitter and instagram). All students and recent graduates welcome. If you’re a graduate wanting to attend, please email me if you’d like to join in the discussion. If you aren’t a Graduate Associate I can sign you ‘in’ at reception.


Funding opportunity!

Found this on the NESTA newsletter (a good one to sign up for)
Amplified Fund: Last call

Calling all UK creatives! There’s just one week left to apply for funding and support for your digital idea that addresses a social challenge. Our Amplified project is offering £10k in funding for digital ideas that improve the lives of others, as well as a mentor to help you bring your project to life. Apply by Wednesday 14 November 2018. Find out more and apply.