Resources for Creative Projects Updated 14th July 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* \tThe Writing East Midlands Mentoring Scheme is open until Sunday 17th July 2022 - the scheme is free for writers, and gifts successful mentees with up to £2,000 worth of support to their writing goals. \tArtReach are starting a new series of professional development workshops for arts organisations and freelancers. \tCreative KHL currently have a public art commission, opportunities to lead masterclasses as well as Creative Bursaries. 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 for grants news in Wellingborough and East Northants, contact SERVE about signing up for their fortnightly e-bulletin. \tExplore funding available from the Heritage Fund and Arts Council England. \tSee Youth Music for help to support music-making and music-making related activities for children and young people (aged 0-25). \tApply for funding from The National Lottery Community Fund \tArts Council England's Developing Your Creative Practice fund for individual cultural and creative practitioners to focus on their creative development. \tTESCO Community Grants are open for application. \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 National Lottery Heritage Fund 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. \tWriting East Midlands have a page with lots of great opportunities for Writers \tSearch ArtsJobs for work - there are quite a few roles available in the East Midlands. Opportunities for Emerging Creatives \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 newsletter, to see what's happening around the county in creative work with Children and Young People. Professional Development, Learning and Support \tRegistration for Northants Open Studios 2022 is open. \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. \tVoluntary Arts are running #CreativeNetwork - a series of online get-togethers open to anyone involved in arts, culture and creativity in order to connect and collaborate in unusual times to develop ideas and projects, and find sustainable ways forward in changing circumstances. \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. \tThe AMA have set up an Arts Marketing Association Coronavirus Support facebook group which includes advice from them plus peer support. \tAnti-viral work for freelancers and small businesses is a facebook group set up as a peer support group for self-employed people in the creative industries in response to the impact of COVID-19. \tGoogle Digital Garage offer free online digital training and there are lots more free learning opportunities at FutureLearn. \tCreative UK's Creative Coalition Festival Arts & Voluntary Sector Information, Support, Advice & Guidance \tIf you missed the People Place Power conference with Creative People and Places participants and leaders you can now catch up on their YouTube channel, including an 'in conversation' with George Hill from KHL Big Local in Corby on Day 2. \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 details about Supporting Grassroots Live Music, The Culture Recovery Fund, 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 during the COVID-19 pandemic and ahead of Brexit. \tCorona Advice 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. \tArts Council England are drawing out the latest government guidance on Covid-19 for the Arts sector to highlight the relevant legislation, which is updated regularly. \tVisit Britain/Visit England has the latest information and advice for businesses, practical guidance on operating during COVID-19 including the Good To Go COVID safety mark. \tOutdoor Arts UK's guide to The Government Roadmap and Outdoor Arts is handy for event planning. \tThe HSE have lots of guidance about working safely, restarting work and being COVID secure. \tA blog from Function Central about inclusive event planning after COVID-19 Business & Networking \tVisit lovecorby.eventbrite.co.uk to join local organisations at the next Love Corby networking event \tSee SEMLEP's Growth Hub's Recovery and Resilience grants to see when they are accepting new Expressions of Interest this year. \tThe Business & IP Centre Northamptonshire have loads of free webinars and business news that might be of use. \tIf you missed the Recovery Through Enterprise business festival earlier in 2021 you can catch up on sessions at their YouTube channel. \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. \tSee the latest COVID advice and support for businesses from North Northamptonshire Council. \tACAS can help you find out what your rights are if you're being made redundant. \tAdvice and guidance for small businesses and the self-employed from the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) \tNorthants Chamber have a COVID-19 Business Recovery Hub. \tSEMLEP - South East Midlands Enterprise Partnership who also have intermittent Community Grants. \tCheck the UK Government website for official information as well as what the local council in your area is doing to support you. View the Your New Council leaflet about North Northamptonshire council services at Recovery Through Enterprise, the hub for economic recovery activity in North Northamptonshire. \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 and read the guide - Coronavirus and your wellbeing \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.