Talks & Seminars

Funding Fit

Fund­ing work­shop with artist and cura­tor Simon Poulter

£10 CAMP members / £45 non members
Tuesday 6 July AND Monday 12 July 2021, 6pm-8pm on Zoom

£10 for CAMP members / £45 for non-members
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Funding Fit is a two part workshop, run by artist & curator Simon Poulter, looking at how to submit a successful funding application. Simon’s last Funding Fit sessions for CAMP resulted in FOUR successful funding bids by CAMP members.

Please note there are two dates for this workshop and you must commit to both sessions (we can only show the first date on the booking system)

Session 1: Devising the project – Tuesday 6 July, 6pm – 8pm

In this session we talk about how to devise the project from ground up. We’ll draw up a one pager describing the project, then we’ll assess the goals of the funding programmes we are targeting. This session goes into detail on how to turn a project into a fundable proposition. We will discuss scoping the project, first draft budget and creating partnerships. This session incorporates a Q&A.

Session 2: Preparing a budget and meeting compliance requirements – Monday 12 July, 6pm-8pm

This session concentrates on writing a budget for your project. Payments to yourself, your collaborators, insurance for public facing works, health and safety and evaluation will all be addressed. We will also look at why bids fail and the importance of ‘follow up’ contact when funding is not awarded. We will also look at finer details of filling out the form on Grantium and a few tricks to make the process easier! This session incorporates a Q&A.

This workshop will take place on Zoom, using video & audio, and you will be asked by the workshop leader to participant either by voice or text chat. You are very welcome to bring a support worker with you to the session (just let us know by email after you book so we can share the Zoom link with them too). There is live-captioning (words pop up as they are spoken).

Please let us know if you have any access needs by 30 June 2021, via, so we can make arrangements

Simon Poulter has a wide range of experience as an artist, curator and programme developer. He has worked widely across the UK with organisations including FACT, Watershed, AND Festival, Furtherfield and Metal. He has delivered two successful National Portfolio Organisation (NPO) awards and recently completed successful funding bids from a range of sources, for 2NQ (London), Doncaster Creates and Mutiny. Between 2015-2019 he led the Collusion programme in Cambridge, securing an ACE Ambition for Excellence Award, and match funding from Greater Cambridge Local Economic Partnership and tech companies Arm and Cambridge Consultants.