Resources for Creative Projects Updated 8th September 2022 These resources may be useful to people who run creative and cultural projects, with a focus on Corby and Wellingborough. Please also see our Opportunities and Get Involved pages and find out about joining our Cultivate Programme. *NEW* \tNorth and West Northamptonshire Councils have set up an Event Safety Partnership where you can find useful information on running events. \tGet connected with the Creative Lives network. Grants & Work Opportunities \tSign up for the Corby Voluntary Network weekly newsletter and for news about grants and regular network meetings - contact Sean.Silver@groundwork.org.uk and for grants news in Wellingborough and East Northants, contact SERVE about signing up for their fortnightly e-bulletin. \tExplore funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund and Arts Council England. \tSee Youth Music for help to support music-making related activities for children and young people (aged 0-25). \tApply for funding from The National Lottery Community Fund or TESCO Community Grants \tArts Council England's Developing Your Creative Practice fund for individual cultural and creative practitioners to focus on their creative development. \tSign up for NVCA's weekly e-bulletin for up-to-date information on funding availability. \tNorthamptonshire Community Foundation have a Grant Finder to help you find grants for projects. \tApplications are open for grants from £3,000 up to £5million. \tCheck out opportunities from the other Creative People and Places projects around the country by following our Twitter list. \tSearch ArtsJobs for work - there are quite a few roles available in the East Midlands. Opportunities for Emerging Creatives \tWriting East Midlands provide support and opportunities for writers. \tAre you a Producer, Writer or Director living or studying in Northamptonshire? Get involved in Northampton Film Festival. \tEmerging performers can register for Northamptonshire's Rising Star competition each year. \tThe Travers Foundation is a charity that provides financial support to local 13 to 30 year-olds and help them to realise their dreams in sport, music and arts. \tJoin Royal & Derngate's Generate artist development scheme. \tScreenSkills 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. \tSign up to the Northants Cultural Education Partnership. Professional Development, Learning and Support \tGet involved in Northants Open Studios in September each year. \tDigital Northants run an innovative Merged Futures digital conference each June. \tSign up for Charity Digital's events for some free e-learning. \tHave a look at ArtWorks Alliance's Knowledge Bank for a wide range of research, evaluations and reports, toolkits and guidance, case studies and videos for easy access. \tThe Creativity Exchange has launched - a new online space for school leaders, teachers, those working in cultural organisations, scientists, researchers and parents to share ideas about how to teach for creativity and develop young people’s creativity at and beyond school. \tOutdoor Arts UK have resources to support the sector, keep you connected and up to date with the latest news. Additionally, XTRAX have more information if you're running outdoor events. \tRegister your interest in learning Digital Skills For Heritage with The Heritage Alliance and the Arts Marketing Association. \tTake advantage of free online training from the Arts Marketing Association, The Audience Agency or SEMLEP's Growth Hub from the comfort of your own home. \tJoin the Arts Marketing Association Community Support facebook group for advice and peer support. \tGoogle Digital Garage offer free online digital training and there are lots more free learning opportunities at FutureLearn. \tJoin Creative UK's network for the Creative Industries. Arts & Voluntary Sector Information, Support, Advice & Guidance \tRecruit volunteers and take part in training with Community Action Northants. \tVoluntary Arts have rebranded as Creative Lives and have lots of useful resources. \tDo you need affordable paint for your project or have you got leftover paint? Contact Community Repaint. \tDo you work with Children and Young People? Have a look at the resources from The Mighty Creatives. \tSign up for Voluntary Impact Northamptonshire Friday Bulletin for news from all over the county. \tVisual artists - raise your profile and showcase your work online at Art Northants \tSign up for The Heritage Alliance's fortnightly e-newsletter for all the latest sector updates. \tFind out more about Mothers Who Make (Northamptonshire) in their facebook group. \tJoin Cinnamon Arts Group, which supports and empowers Black Creatives in Wellingborough. \tSign up for the Producer Gathering newsletter - a space for the sharing of resources about producing in the arts sector. \tCheck out The Vaizey View e-newsletter to stay abreast of Creative and Cultural industry news. \tIf you work with a community in a voluntary capacity, join Eden Project Communities for online resources and training. \tVisit Arts Council England for Jobs and support from their Tech Champions. \tContemporary Visual Arts Network East Midlands have a really useful page of resources for artists and other arts professionals. \tThe Crafts Council has a useful page of information for craft businesses with maker support resources and advice. \tCareer Recovery For Musicians is a central source of support and advice for all musicians. \tThe Remote Work Survival Toolkit is an enormous resource for those now working from home. \tMaking Music - Stay Connected blog is a good repository of links to help you get your choir or music group online. \tNCVO (National Council for Voluntary Organisations) offer advice for organisations and volunteers. \tVoluntary Impact Northamptonshire's website includes news and resources relevant to COVID-19 including information about volunteering and wellbeing. They also now host regular online networking. Running safe events \tExplore the potential of Public & Products Liability and Professional Indemnity insurance through a great value membership with Artist Newsletter. \tOutdoor Arts UK has Professional Outdoor Arts Sector Resources for event planning. \tThe HSE have lots of guidance about working safely. Business & Networking \tVisit lovecorby.eventbrite.co.uk to join local organisations at the next Love Corby networking event \tSee SEMLEP's Growth Hub's Business Support Resources. \tThe Business & IP Centre Northamptonshire have loads of free webinars and business news that might be of use. \tConnect with other businesses via North Northants Business Network. \tGet advice or support for setting up a Social Enterprise at UnLtd or North Northants Social Enterprise network \tCompanies House are no longer sending out paper reminders - sign up to their email reminder service. \tAdvice and guidance for small businesses and the self-employed from the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) \tJoin the Northants Chamber to access lots of useful resources. \tSign up for email updates from the new North Northamptonshire Council or keep up to date on Facebook / Twitter / LinkedIn \tVisit Corby Town Council website or follow on Facebook / Twitter \tVisit Wellingborough Town Council website or follow on Facebook / Twitter Wellbeing \tConnect with Northamptonshire Mind \tVoluntary Impact Northamptonshire info about wellbeing \tLook after your wellbeing by joining Action For Happiness Northants Keep in Touch For future updates on events and opportunities please sign up to the e-newsletter or follow Made With Many on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.