This series of workshops will demystify the world of funding and walk you through a step-by-step guide to making your first funding application. The workshops will provide you with unique access to funders from Arts Council England, PRS Foundation and Help Musicians UK.

The workshops will be facilitated by expert facilitator and Independent Creative Producer, Victor Redwood-Sawyerr. He will guide you through what funders are looking for and give top tips on how to make a successful application.

This programme is particularly suited to early/mid-career music artists or producers of any genre with some experience/track record who have not made a funding application before, or who have little experience. This workshop would not be suitable for visual arts practitioners or curators.


Meet the Funders: Friday 4 October, 2pm – 5pm

The Albany, Blue Room

A unique opportunity to meet funders from the PRS for Music Foundation and Help Musicians UK. Hear direct from the funders about what funding schemes are available what kind of applications they are looking for

You and Your Project: Friday 18 October, 2pm – 5pm

Deptford Lounge, Room 2

An informal opportunity to discuss your ideas and get invaluable feedback.

Writing a Budget Made Easy: Friday 8 November, 2pm – 5pm

The Albany, Blue Room

This session will walk you through how to prepare a project budget, we will demystify some of the language and provide you with some helpful budget templates to get you started.

How to Plan Your Project: Friday 29 November, 2pm – 5pm

Deptford Lounge, Room 7

In this session we will be joined by Charlotte Penny, Relationship Manager from the Arts Council London Music Team. She will explain the available funding schemes, what kind of applications the Arts Council is looking for and give some useful advice around how to write a clear project plan.

Individual One-On-One Funding Sessions: Thursday 5 & Friday 6 December 

For those artists who attend two or more of the workshops we are able to offer a limited number of hour-long 1-2-1 sessions with Victor Redwood-Sawyerr. This is a fantastic opportunity to get some personal advice specific to on your application.

We will prioritise those who have attended at least two of the previous sessions.