Resources for Artists, Emerging Creatives and Community Groups

Updated 10th June 2021

Navigating your way through resources isn’t always easy, so we’ve started compiling a page that may be useful to Artists, Emerging Creatives and Community Groups who run creative and cultural activities, with a focus on Corby and Wellingborough.


Grants & Work Opportunities

Opportunities for Emerging Creatives

  • Emerging artists can register for Northamptonshire’s Rising Star competition by 18th June to win access to a £500 Act Development Fund.
  • Royal & Derngate run Generate an artist development scheme that has various initiatives to support artists and the creation of new work.
  • Travers Rising Stars is a free-to-enter challenge for bands, singing groups or solo artists between the ages of 13 and 30 who live or study in Leicestershire, Northamptonshire or Rutland. Apply by 31st May 2021.
  • ScreenSkills Mentoring in association with Screen Northants Academy is a free mentoring programme for those 18yrs+ living in Northamptonshire and the surrounding counties for those at an Early or Experienced stage in their careers in any film crew role from Writer and Director to Make Up Artist and Runner.
  • Sign up to the Northants Cultural Education Partnership newsletter, to see what’s happening around the county in creative work with Children and Young People.

Professional Development, Learning and Support

Arts & Voluntary Sector Information, Support, Advice & Guidance

Reopening and running COVID-19 safe events

Business & Networking


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