ENDED: Introductory Course: Writing a Funding Bid

Credit Fluxx Films
Credit Fluxx Films

Delivered by Christina Poulton in partnership with Strike A Light

Introduction to Writing a Funding Bid
Fri 30 June 2017

£60 per person (£40 concessions*)
Gloucester Library

*Concessionary rates apply to students, unwaged & freelancers paying for the course themselves.

A one day course packed full of practical, relevant ideas and hands on activities to put it in to action.

Ideal for those interested in an arts career, students, artists setting up a creative company, or if you have just taken on a  fundraising role at work.

Delivery will be friendly and hands-on, providing lots of opportunities for discussion as well as activities to apply the information provided.

Introduction to Writing a Funding Bid

Fri 30 June, 10am – 4:30pm

We will cover

– who are funders and what are they looking for?
– Jargon busting
– Planning your bid
– Budgeting for your bid
– Increasing your chances of success
– Next steps and getting started on your bid


Testimony from past attendees to Christina’s courses

“..an excellent introduction for anyone interested in working in the Creative Arts Industries. The course surpassed my expectations in every way – from learning specialist vocabulary, and looking at project management within a wider context, Christina offers her students insight into how to manage a successful project. Advice is offered on project finance through to ‘on the day’ advice for all manner of projects. What’s best about this course was not only did I come away feeling more knowledgeable on how to put a project together, I felt enthused and inspired and brimming with ideas about what projects I could do in the future.”
– Lucy Tyler

“I found it much more informative and in depth than a course I paid a lot more for in London!”
Jessica Gibbs


Christina Poulton is a freelance arts project manager, University lecturer and General Manager and Producer at Strike A Light Festival. In the last ten years she has worked as a producer, programme manager, event manager, venue manager, production coordinator and youth arts manager. She has often worked for organisations where you are required to be writing a funding bid one minute and setting up furniture the next, so is familiar with the whole spectrum of arts project management from fundraising strategy to sweeping up at the end.

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