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Calling Grimsby’s creative people…

1:30 pm, Wednesday, 12th August 2020 - 4 years ago


Do you work in Grimsby’s creative sector?

Want to find out the best way to secure fundraising in the arts sector?

Grimsby Creates, North East Lincolnshire’s cultural development programme, has secured two places at the sought-after National Arts Fundraising School (NAFS) residential programme in November and is inviting local creatives to apply to fill the space.

The residential school will be held in Afriston, Sussex on 8 – 13 November 2020 and the two successful applicants from North East Lincolnshire will have the full cost of the programme (£2,149) and all reasonable travel costs covered by the Cultural Development Fund (CDF).

The widely acclaimed NAFS Programme is a 6-day residential school, and artists from any creative discipline are invited to apply to use the programme for professional development, learning of new skills, networking and sharing of understanding.

The focus of the programme is on fundraising and how to go about devising strategies for securing funds from different resources. However, the overall programme is designed around the participants’ requirements, and other modules are available over the course of the residency.

Additionally, ongoing advice and support is also provided by NAFS for the next year with follow-up webinars as well as direct contact.

Cllr Callum Procter, Cabinet member for culture, said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for creative people in North East Lincolnshire. In the modern world where everyone is fighting for the proverbial slice of cake, being able to secure fundraising is key to delivering not just good, but great, projects. I’m really pleased that our CDF programme is able to offer this to our local talent.”

Anyone working in the creative, arts and culture sector in North East Lincolnshire can apply for one of the places. A Business Development Group, comprised of local artists and creatives will review applications based on responses to a series of questions, which can either by completed via written form or video recording.

The two applicants who show that they would benefit most significantly and sustainably, as well as demonstrating how they will share their learning locally will secure the coveted places.

For further details of the programme please visit

For the application form contact [email protected] or telephone 01472 324957.

Grimsby Creates is funded by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) and administered by Arts Council England as part of the Cultural Development Fund (CDF).


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