Creative Black Country

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The Black Country Funding Network for Arts and Culture – partnership funding session

This will be co-hosted by Yvonne Gregory, Fundraising Manager at CBC, Sam Hope, Wolverhampton Cultural Compact Champion and Heather Clark, Manager Strategic Project Funding Wolverhampton City Council

WHO SHOULD ATTEND THIS EVENT? This event is for individuals, groups or organisations who are interested in finding out more about working in partnership to fundraise for creative work/activity in the Black Country - Arts Fundraisers and those who need to fundraise as part of their role.

Participants will find out about the new arts funding network and how to be involved. We will be discussing the ideas such as:

- is partnership working and fundraising the way forward?

- what are the advantages?

- what are the considerations?

It's also a good opportunity for Black Country creatives to connect with Creative Black Country. Plus a chance to connect with other creatives and fundraisers in the region.

10.20am - 10.30am: attendees joining Zoom

10.30am - 12pm: a combination of short presentations, Q and A and discussions, in an informal style

Book here:

https://bcbf20.ticketleap.com/the-black-country-funding-network-for-arts-and-culture--partner/

We aim to make all our events as accessible as possible. Due to COVID-19 this year’s events will be run on the video platform Zoom. If you have access requirements and can let us know what we can do or have any suggestions on how we can help make this event more accessible for you then please email info@creativeblackcountry.co.uk.
When
08 Oct 2020 at 10:30am
until 08 Oct 2020 at 12:00pm
Where
Online (Zoom)

Funding & Project Support for Black Country Creative Projects.

Do you have an idea for a creative project but need some advice? Join Creative Black Country as we host a virtual event with Arts Council England, on how to apply for Arts Council Project Grants. This session is part of the Black Country Business Festival.

The event will contain a presentation on applying for Project Grants from Arts Council England and the opportunity to ask questions to a Arts Council representative. You can email questions in advance of the event to info@creativeblackcountry.co.uk

WHO SHOULD ATTEND THIS EVENT? This event is for individuals, groups or organisations who are interested in finding out more about Arts Council's Project grants work and bringing creative work/activity to the Black Country. It's a good opportunity for Black Country creatives to meet with a representative from the Arts Council and connect with Creative Black Country.

They will be given valuable insight and advice into the application process for Arts Council Project grants.

10.20am - 10.30am: attendees joining Zoom

10.30am - 10.40am: welcome and introduction to Creative Black Country

10.40am - 11.20am: presentation by Arts Council England representative

11.20am - 12pm: Q&A

Book here:

https://bcbf20.ticketleap.com/lets-create--funding-and-project-support-for-black-country-7o-am/

We aim to make all our events as accessible as possible. Due to COVID-19 this year’s events will be run on the video platform Zoom. If you have access requirements and can let us know what we can do or have any suggestions on how we can help make this event more accessible for you then please email info@creativeblackcountry.co.uk.
When
07 Oct 2020 at 10:30am
until 07 Oct 2020 at 12:00pm
Where
Online (Zoom)

Digitising Disability - with disabled creative entrepreneur and speaker Zoe Partington

Creative Black Country is hosting this virtual event as part of the Black Country Business Festival with disabled creative entrepreneur Zoe Partington who’ll be discussing digitising things differently in a changing world that includes disabled and Deaf people and ensures inclusion is a key value in digital planning.

Organisations that make their websites and apps accessible increase their potential market or audience by up to 20%, increase user satisfaction and usability to the general public, decrease ongoing maintenance costs and help themselves meet the requirements of current and future legislation.

The event will contain a presentation by Zoe Partington and there will be an opportunity to ask questions in a Q&A (You can email questions in advance of the events to info@creativeblackcountry.co.uk if you would prefer).

WHO SHOULD ATTEND THIS EVENT? This event is for individuals, groups or organisations who wish to make their digital content accessible to disabled and Deaf people. The event will provide insight, tips and information on how to make any digital engagement with audiences and customers also accessible to disabled and Deaf people. It will highlight how inclusion and accessibility can be fun; innovative and improve all your communication, meetings and engagement strategies and customers.

Participants attending the event will be given access to Zoe’s mini digital booklet 'Deconstructing Disability in a digital age’.

Book here: https://bcbf20.ticketleap.com/digitising-disability-with-disabled-creative-entrepreneur-and-s/

We aim to make all our events as accessible as possible. Due to COVID-19 this year’s events will be run on the video platform Zoom. If you have access requirements and can let us know what we can do or have any suggestions on how we can help make this event more accessible for you then please email info@creativeblackcountry.co.uk.
When
06 Oct 2020 at 10:30am
until 06 Oct 2020 at 12:00pm
Where
Online (Zoom)

20 X 20 Storytelling from Dudley creative practitioners & speakers

Join Creative Black Country on Monday's at 4pm via ZOOM or Facebook to hear fast-paced inspirational presentations from creative practitioners and speakers who will share their work using 20 images with just 20 seconds to talk through each one.

Join the Q&A after, watch via the CBC Facebook Page or tune in at a time that suits you.

IMPORTANT:

A zoom link will be provided before the event. We ask you not to share on public platforms but do feel free to invite like minded friends.

3rd August -

Lorna Prescott, CoLab Dudley instigator and convener of doers + dance practitioner and movement researcher Marlene Fortes - join CBC to talk about their current work in Dudley.

LINK TO TICKETS: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/20-x-20-presentation-with-lorna-marlene-tickets-115334731286

10th August -

Join performance artist Rupi Dhillon + visual vernacular performer Ishtiaq Hussain who will both discuss and share their practice and process.

Please note that this presentation will be BSL signed.

LINK TO TICKETS: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/20-x-20-presentation-with-rupi-ishtiaq-tickets-115347405194

17th August -

Magazine publisher David O'Coy will talk through his work with Fused Magazine and new project Dudley People's Archive + poet Rick Sanders will present his latest project Connect Dudley.

LINK TO TICKETS: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/20-x-20-presentation-with-david-ocoy-rick-sanders-tickets-115347812412

Creative Communities - Connecting people and places

Are you a community group based in the Black Country who would like to have a go at something creative?

Do you need support developing your creative idea with your local community?

Creative Black Country (CBC) work with communities in Dudley, Sandwell, Walsall and Wolverhampton to discover creative opportunities and develop new projects with local people in the places where they live.

CBC's Creative Communities strand is about supporting communities to co-create new work with us that is relevant, authentic and genuinely participatory for people living in the Black Country. We also offer support to help communities to develop their skills and confidence in accessing and developing creative and cultural activities*.

We are not prescriptive about what creative activity you do; you can try out a new craft skill, set up a choir, start a garden gallery with your neighbours, produce a set of how-to guides and virtual workshops, create a photography exhibition online or a creative writing and storytelling group - all the ideas come from you. We welcome ideas that help people get creative whilst remaining socially distanced during the current pandemic.

What is important to us is that you are involved in the design and delivery of the project, and that it reaches people who may not normally have this kind of creative opportunity.

* Our definition of creative and cultural activity is really broad, and includes any opportunities for local people to explore their creativity through; performing arts, dance, theatre, music, visual arts, painting, sculpture, photography, design, crafts, heritage, museums, literature, poetry, storytelling, film and digital media.

How CBC's Creative Communities programme can support you....

  • We will connect you with a Creative Adviser who can offer advice on how to get your project started and connect you with other local community groups, organisations, creatives and artists.
  • We can offer advice on how to promote your project and activity to engage audiences in your area
  • We can connect you with your local voluntary sector council's Development Worker ('DCVS' in Dudley, ‘SCVO’ in Sandwell, ‘WVSC’ in Wolverhampton or ‘One Walsall’ in Walsall) who can offer support on identifying funding opportunities and help you to grow a long-term strategic plan
  • We can provide small amounts of cash (up to £500) to help you to try something new or test out a new project idea with your local community. Your Creative Adviser can help you to access this support.


For more information please visit our website or get in touch:

Website: https://www.creativeblackcountry.co.uk/creative-communities

Email: Gavin@creativeblackcountry.co.uk (Dudley)

Email: Rosalind@creativeblackcountry.co.uk (Walsall, Sandwell & Wolverhampton)