Getting to Grips with ACE Project Grants

Wednesday 14 October / 10am-12pm

Via. Zoom / 90 mins information session, followed by 30 minute Q&A

In this online session, Creative Producer Becci Sharrock will talk you through Arts Council England’s (ACE) Project Grants application form, with a focus on applying for under £15k.

Over the course of the workshop, Becci will share her advice on what information to include, how to structure your answers and how to make your application stand out, working through each of the main sections of the form, drawing on over 15 years of working in the creative industries.

This session is for anyone who has never applied for an ACE Project Grant or who has applied but without success. It will work best if you have a project in mind but can also be accessed as an introduction to the application process.

We would recommend that if you intend on applying that you set up a Grantium (the online portal used by ACE) profile in advance of the workshop so that you can familiarise yourself with the form in advance. More information on how to do this can be found here: Please note, it can take up to 14 days to have your profile activated.

There will also be a chance for a follow-up 1-2-1 with Becci, if you need specific advice and support.

To register:
Register your interest for the workshop, by clicking here.

We will confirm your place and details of the sessions via. email. Places are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

Please note that due to our funding conditions, this workshop is only available to individual creative practitioners who live, work or study in Sunderland or creative/ heritage organisations and creative businesses who are based in Sunderland.

If you have any questions about the event or would like to discuss access needs, please email [email protected].
This workshop is offered as part of the Unlock the City programme which supports the development of artists and creative businesses in Sunderland. Unlock the City is delivered in partnership by Sunderland Culture, Sunderland City Council, Digital Catapult, North East BIC and Sunderland BME Network, with funding from Arts Council England and the National Lottery Heritage Fund through the Great Place Programme, and Coastal Communities Fund.

A note about Zoom:
Zoom is great for making content accessible but we know it can also come with its own challenges and anxieties. Please note Becci is more than happy for you to access it in whatever way works for you. All participants will be on mute on entering the workshop and if you prefer your video off, that’s fine and you are welcome to make use of the chat function at any point during the workshop. If you do have your video on, please don’t worry about kids/partners/pets in the background – it’s all part of the Zoom experience. The most important thing is that you can take part. If you have any access needs, please get in touch and we’ll do our best to accommodate these.

About Becci Sharrock
Becci is a writer, theatre maker and creative producer based in Gateshead. She has worked for Live Theatre, Northern Stage, New Writing North, Theatre Sans Frontieres and ARC, Stockton. She has produced Precious Cargo, Write on Tap, Matt Miller, Christina Castling and Leo Burtin and regularly supports and mentors emerging North East artists. In her own practice she has been a Leverhulme Trust funded Writer in Residence at Beamish Museum, joint winner of NETG’s Best New Writing and shortlisted for the Old Vic 12.

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