What is a grant?

Grant funding is traditionally the best-known type of funding for artists. Consequently, it is a highly competitive field with many more people applying for grants than can be supported. A grant is a… Continue Reading What is a grant?

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Fundraising basics

Fundraising can be a full-time occupation, so what can you do if you want to get more effective at applying for grants without it taking over your life? Be prepared Every application needs to be tailo… Continue Reading Fundraising basics

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What kind of money do you need?

Before investing lots of time in researching funding and finance options, it’s best to spend some time working out exactly how much – and what kind – of money you need. We all need different levels of… Continue Reading What kind of money do you need?

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Bartering and exchange

Bartering involves the exchange of goods and services directly for other good and services without using money. It’s probably the most primitive form of trade, and has the advantage that you don’t nee… Continue Reading Bartering and exchange

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Spend less

The less money you spend, the less you’ll need to earn or raise. Before you think about raising your income, work out if you can reduce your expenditure. Are you paying too much for your studio (if yo… Continue Reading Spend less

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Affordable housing

Housing and accommodation costs – especially in London – can prove a significant drain on an artist’s resources, but a number of housing options exist that are more affordable than renting from privat… Continue Reading Affordable housing

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Loans and finance

Loans, overdrafts, credit cards, mortgages, micro-loans are all forms of ‘debt finance’: money is borrowed from a lender then repaid over a period of time, usually with interest. The total amount repa… Continue Reading Loans and finance

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Sponsorship

When looking for sponsorship, it’s best to only approach companies that you have some kind of link with or who may have some sympathy toward your work and practice. Companies may prefer supporting org… Continue Reading Sponsorship

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Project budgets

Most applications will ask for a budget at some time during the process.  It is important that your budget remains within the guideline amounts provided and clearly shows how any monies provided will… Continue Reading Project budgets

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Crowdfunding

Crowdfunding lets you ask for small amounts of money from a large number, instead of the usual model of asking large amounts of money from a small number of people. At its heart, crowdfunding is a soc… Continue Reading Crowdfunding

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