ONLINE 2-session Writer Training: Public Funding for Creative Writers

with Jonathan Davidson

Mondays 18 and 25 October, 2021: 7pm – 8.30pm

2-session course, 90 mins per session, live teaching, via Zoom online conferencing

(meeting invite in ticket confirmation)

Join us in our virtual classroom for a 2-session short course from the comfort of your own home via Zoom online conferencing.

With numbers strictly limited to 8, this two-session course will look at what types of writing projects might attract public and private funding and how to make a good application. It will focus on funding from Arts Council England through their Lottery Project Grants scheme and their Developing Your Creative Practice scheme.

The course will look at the qualities of a fundable project, making a case for funding, preparing a budget and how to complete key sections of applications forms.

There will be some tasks to be completed between the two sessions of the course.

This course is intended for writers at all stages of their careers, including beginners.

Previous participants said:

“In terms of helping me consider the possibilities for arts council funding for my creative practice and my artistic/writing projects this was possible the best money I’ve ever spent. The course leader’s knowledge and experience of these matters was very impressive and I also learnt from the other attendees. A great couple of half-days.”



Jonathan Davidson has worked in arts administration for over thirty years. He has worked on a range of funding applications, specialising in funding literature and creative writing projects. He is Chief Executive of Writing West Midlands, where his work includes assessing applications for writing opportunities. He also runs his own project management company and is currently Chair of the National Association of Writers in Education.

Please note: you must sign up for the full course even if you do not complete the course. No partial course ticket is available.

Online and in-person Short Courses are for over 18s. If you are a young writer, you can sign up for our Spark Young Writers Programme.

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18 Oct 2021