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POSTPONED Two-Day Short Course: Funding for Writing Projects March 20

March 21 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm



We will publish more information as soon as we can.

This two half-day course will look at what types of writing projects might attract public and private funding and how to make a good application. It will focus on funding from Arts Council England through their Lottery Project Grants scheme and their Developing Your Creative Practice scheme.

The course will look at the qualities of a fundable project, making a case for funding, preparing a budget and how to complete key sections of applications forms.

There will be some tasks to be completed between the two sessions of the course.

This course is intended for writers at all stages of their careers, including beginners.

This course is a repeat of one run in June 2019 and December 2019, both of which sold out. Previous participants said:

“In terms of helping me consider the possibilities for arts council funding for my creative practice and my artistic/writing projects this was possible the best money I’ve ever spent. The course leader’s knowledge and experience of these matters was very impressive and I also learnt from the other attendees. A great couple of half-days.”



Jonathan Davidson has worked in arts administration for over thirty years. He has worked on a range of funding applications, specialising in funding literature and creative writing projects. He is Chief Executive of Writing West Midlands, where his work includes assessing applications for writing opportunities. He also runs his own project management company and is currently Chair of the National Association of Writers in Education.

Course dates:

Saturday 21 March 2020 and Saturday 28 March 2020, 10am – 12.30pm. PLEASE NOTE THERE ARE TWO (2) HALF-DAY SESSIONS.


£40 / 35 (concs)


Please note: you must sign up for the full course even if you cannot attend all dates. No partial course ticket is available.

Short Courses are for over 18s. If you are a young writer, you can sign up for our Spark Young Writers Programme.

All Writing West Midlands short courses are collaborative, and you will learn as much from your fellow course attendees as from the tutor. You will be expected to play an active role in group tasks, and you will also have time to reflect on your own writing during sessions.

Course handouts are sometimes (but not always) available, and notes may be available in advance upon request. If you have any additional needs, please contact Writing West Midlands in advance of the course starting and we will try to assist you.


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