What Is The Artist Support Fund?
In Good Company is evolving; we’re incredibly proud of our associate artist programme and to date have supported 14 associate companies over 4 years who have received tailored support to their needs. We are delighted to have led the way in the midlands in this model, meaning lots venues now run Associate Artist Schemes. We therefore are evolving our programme to offer even more artists the chance to receive tailored support.
We have listened to what artists want and need and from 2019 onwards, In Good Company will have a rolling programme of bursaries of up to £1,000 that will be awarded in January and June.
Why do we need it?
Artists are constantly having to write bids and applications, but for smaller pots of seed funding we think we can do things differently to foster better artist/venue relationships, reduce admin time, focus support around ideas not words and improve the general health and well being of our sector.
In Good Company are on a mission to continue to transform how artists and venues communicate and co-create exciting new performance platforms, commissions and touring networks and it is for that reason that we encourage you to have a discussion about your project with our venues, thus providing an opportunity for them to nominate you. Venues receive a limited number of nominations; so this might not always be possible, and we appreciate that making contact with venues can sometimes be difficult, particularly if you are an early career theatre maker – so we also want to give you the opportunity to nominate yourself.
How to Apply
If you have an idea that you think might need support, please fill out this form. The deadline for this is the 21st June 2021. You will also need to fill out this Equality and Diversity form and submit this along with your application.
Artist Support Fund Partner Venues
Derby Theatre – www.derbytheatre.co.uk
Attenborough Arts Centre – www2.le.ac.uk/hosted/attenborougharts
Lincolnshire One Venues – lincolnshireonevenues.com
Nonsuch – wearenonsuch.com
Brewhouse Arts Centre – www.brewhouse.co.uk
Curve, Leicester – www.curveonline.co.uk
Nottingham Playhouse – www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk
Arena Theatre – www.wlv.ac.uk/arena-theatre/
Mansfield Old Library – www.inspireculture.org.uk/about-us/roomhire/old-library/