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Workshop: Physical Comedy & Clown, Liverpool  18.3.18

Workshop: Physical Comedy & Clown, Liverpool 18.3.18

PHYSICAL COMEDY & CLOWN- 1 DAY WORKSHOP WITH TMESIS THEATRE & TEATRO POMODORO

Sunday 18th March- 10-6pm £30/25- Liverpool

Tmesis and Teatro Pomodoro have teamed together to bring you a day of opening up the unique playful performer in you! In a fun and relaxed environment, we will look at ways to use your body expressively to find more freedom and create physical comedy. We will explore elements of clowning, discovering how to play with the audience and what creates laughter.

Teatro Pomodoro are an international theatre company based in Liverpool specializing in an electrifying blend of clowning, bouffon, music and comedy. Tmesis Theatre are a renowned physical theatre company based In Liverpool that tour work and run the International Festival, Physical Fest.

To book go to: http://tmesistheatre.com/contact/

Workshop: Demystifying Lottery Funding,  Leeds  21.3.18

Workshop: Demystifying Lottery Funding, Leeds 21.3.18

An IDMN workshop. 21st March 2018  12noon – 4pm

Yorkshire Dance Centre, Leeds.

If you’d like to learn more about lottery funding besides Arts Council funding, then this workshop is for you. Lise Smith will explore each of the Lottery funding bodies, how they work, how to apply for them, and when to use them alongside or instead of Arts Council funding.

This workshop can also be attended online via Skype, and the footage will be available for two weeks after the event for online participants along with any handouts, presentations and exercises.

Schemes covered will include:

  • Awards For All
  • The Big Lottery Fund
  • Heritage Lottery Fund
  • nesta
  • British Film Institute

The workshop will include practical examples and exercises and a Q&A session.

Lise Smith works as an Independent Dance Manager/Producer, representing a number of dance, aerial and outdoor artists. Recent clients have included Scarabeus Aerial Theatre, Kate Flatt Projects, Tara Pilbrow, Fly No Filter, Kamala Devam and Anna Buonomo (Bricolage Dance Movement).

Info and Tickets: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/event/FFEDEG

 

Workshop: Writing Strong Funding Applications, London/Online 27.2.18

Workshop: Writing Strong Funding Applications, London/Online 27.2.18

An IDMN workshop  27th February 2018  11am-5pm

Sadlers Wells, London.

Led by Fern Potter, this course aims to dispel the mystique of writing strong applications for funding – whether grants from trusts/foundations or statutory bids. With practical exercises to improve your writing skills, anyone can produce a strong application provided they understand what is required, follow some simple rules, undertake thorough research and are tenacious.

This workshop can also be attended online via Skype, and the footage will be available for two weeks after the event for online participants along with any handouts, presentations and exercises.

Info and Book Here:  https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/event/FFEDDM

 

Workshop: Aligning your strategy with Manchester Council, Mcr  14.3.18

Workshop: Aligning your strategy with Manchester Council, Mcr 14.3.18

Putting the Our Manchester Principles into Practice – 14 March, 2018 – 10:00 to 13:00

cost free – open to community and voluntary sector only

This is a new course and explores in very practical terms what the “Our Manchester” Principles (part of Manchester City Council’s overarching strategy) means for the way that voluntary and community sector organisations evaluate, monitor, organise, plan and carry out their activities.

It is relevant to all community and voluntary sector organisations who work in any kind of partnership with MCC or are considering doing so..

More details and booking here: https://www.manchestercommunitycentral.org/training/new-putting-our-manchester-principles-practice/2018-03-14t100000-2018-03-14t130000

 

Workshop: Understanding Social Value,  Manchester 27.2.18

Workshop: Understanding Social Value, Manchester 27.2.18

Making the Most Difference – Understanding Social Value – Feb 27th – 10:00 to 13:00

cost £10-£30 – open to statutory, voluntary and private organisations

This course was developed by Greater Manchester Social Value Network and the feedback from participants has been excellent – “has changed the way I look at social value” – “now I understand social value”.

Presented by Manchester Community Central/macc

More details and booking here : https://www.manchestercommunitycentral.org/training/making-most-difference-social-value/2018-02-27t100000-2018-02-27t130000

 

Please Help PANDA – by 9am Thurs 15th Feb 2018

Please Help PANDA – by 9am Thurs 15th Feb 2018

We’d really like your help.

We’re trying to take a snapshot of what it’s like working in the arts today for our network in order that we can figure out how to better support the sector. In particular, we’re interested in those working independantly (not core funded) as well as freelancers and those who have recently left the arts sector entirely. Pass the links on to anyone you feel suitable!

Our surveys will need at least 20-30 minutes for considered answers but they are mobile phone friendly so you can do them on the move and you can also click ‘save & continue later’ to do a bit at a time.

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COMPLETE BY 9AM THURSDAY 15TH FEB!!

Artists Survey – for those who identify primarily as an artist (directly involved in creating/making/presenting artistic work)
If this is you, follow this link:
https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/PANDAartist/

Non-Artist Survey – intended for those whose role in the sector is mainly focussed on the business side of supporting those who are making & presenting work. (note – I am NOT saying that these are uncreative roles!)
If this is you, follow this link:
https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/PANDAnonartist/

​Finally, there will be some who work partially as artist and partially on the business of the art. If this is you, just pick one unless you’re feeling generous and can do both!

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THANK YOU IN ADVANCE – we really appreciate it!
Come to our celebration day at Manchester Central Library on 28th March between 11am and 4pm so we can thank you in person!

Workshop on Awards For All Grant Funding (Lottery), Salford  7.3.18

Workshop on Awards For All Grant Funding (Lottery), Salford 7.3.18

This workshop will focus on the Awards For All Grant. This grant is for smaller organisations and grants are for between £300 and £10,000. The session will go through the funding criteria and the application form looking at how you can maximise your chances of getting this grant.

Aim: To improve your chances of getting an Awards For All  grant

By attending this session participants will:

  • Identify if they meet the criteria for the grant
  • Understand what the funder is looking for
  • Understand what is needed to fill in the form

When: 7th March, 2018 1pm to 3pm

Salford CVS Training Room, The Old Town Hall, 5 Irwell Place, Salford, M30 0FN

Fundraising Workshops – live & online options, various locations Feb-June 18

Fundraising Workshops – live & online options, various locations Feb-June 18

The Independent Dance Management Network (IDMN) is offering a series of workshops based around funding,  fundraising and sustainability – suitable for self-managing artists and also producers. Attendees have the option of online access. PANDA members can ask about discounted tickets due to a partnership between IDMN & PANDA.

Corporate fundraising – Experienced Level:  7 February, Lighthouse, Brighton
The Art of Writing Strong Funding Applications – General Level: 27 February, London
Trusts & Foundations Unplugged – Experienced Level: 6 March, Bristol
Large-scale crowdfunding – Experienced Level: 16 March, London
Non-ACE lottery funding – Experienced Level: 21 March,  Leeds

Tourbooking – General Level: 25 April, London
Creative Producing – General Level: 22 May, London
Career sustainability – General Level: 7 June, London
Where To Get The Money From – General Level: 14 June, London

Full info is on their website: https://www.idmn.co.uk/activity/training.html

Storytelling Workshops for British Muslims (18-35),  Manchester Feb & March

Storytelling Workshops for British Muslims (18-35), Manchester Feb & March

Devising Key Narratives

Artist & Academic Asif Majid is carrying out Arts-based PhD reseach into British Muslim youth narratives and would like help with his research from anyone aged 18-35 who identifies as a British Muslim and can make it into Manchester on Tuesdays for meetups (or even just 1 Tuesday!)

In exchange for your help, via a series of creative workshops, he is offering:

  • space for you to engage with other young British Muslims
  • a framework for trying out different mediums such as poetry, theatre, storytelling and art
  • the opportunity to change the narrative around British Muslim youth
  • free refreshments!

He will be holding sessions 6pm-8.30pm every Tuesday during February and March at St Peter’s Chaplaincy on Oxford Rd, Manchester M13 9GH

You can contact Asif with any questions or to exchange information via email: asif.majid@manchester.ac.uk

Challenging a risk averse culture: training, various dates, North 26.2.18
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Challenging a risk averse culture: training, various dates, North 26.2.18

HALF DAY WORKSHOPS ADDRESSING RISK, CENSORSHIP, LEGALITIES

  • How do we protect the right to explore controversial subject matter and take artistic risks?
  • Would you know what to do if your organisation was enveloped in a controversy?
  • What can arts organisations do to promote equality and freedom of expression?

From the Birmingham Rep to the Royal Court, the BBC to the Tate, Barbican to National Youth Theatre, many arts and cultural organisations have come under the spotlight for programming/presenting controversial work or deciding to collaborate with certain corporate sponsors.

Navigating the rights and responsibilities of art that explores socially sensitive issues can appear daunting, risky and time-consuming. The prospect of controversy, protest, police intervention and possible closure or cancellation can be powerful disincentives.

Index on Censorship in partnership with What Next? and Cause4 has developed a new training opportunity focusing on risk-taking, controversy and the relevant laws, rights, roles and responsibilities involved in supporting diverse, provocative work. Risks, Rights and Reputations is a half day course aimed at ensuring arts and cultural organisations across the country have the tools and confidence to handle difficult subjects and sensitive stories to deliver the best possible work.

This Arts Council England-funded training invites CEOs, Artistic Directors and Chairs of Trustees to explore these issues and gain a deeper understanding of the legal and rights framework supporting artistic freedom in the UK. It will also explore the dilemmas thrown up by ethical fundraising, and support organisations to understand when and how to build a relationship with the police in relation to controversial work. The training will be delivered by practitioners from Index on Censorship, Maslaha, Cause4 and the Public Order and Public Safety training team from the College of Policing.

These half-day courses will take place across England between 24 January – 20 June 2018 as follows:

26 Feb 2018 North Home, Manchester Dave Moutrey (CEO) and Jonty Claypole (Chair)
25 Apr 2018 London Southbank, London Jude Kelly (CEO) and Elaine Bedell (Chair – tbc)
23 May 2018 South West Watershed, Bristol Miriam Randall (CEO) and James Touzel (chair)
20 Jun 2018 Midlands New Arts Exchange, Nottingham Skinder Hundal (CEO) and Sukhy Johal, MBE (chair)

For more information and to book, please visit: http://artsfundraising.org.uk/training/risks-rights-reputations-challenging-risk-averse-culture/