Waltham Forest creatives – Make It Happen Grants open until 8 January 2023!

The Make it Happen grants programme is designed to support arts and cultural activities taking place in Waltham Forest between April 2023 and January 2024. Apply for £1,000 – £15,000 now.

For Make it Happen 2023 they will be accepting applications that align with one of the following themes:

Storytelling
The Culture and Destinations team are focussing on bringing local communities together through exploring the eclectic histories and traditions that characterise our borough. We are therefore seeking to support proposals from across art forms that help to create a more nuanced understanding of people and places in Waltham Forest and, in particular, highlight lesser-known stories that continue to shape the changing landscape of our Borough.

Climate Emergency
Waltham Forest Council was the first London Borough to declare a climate emergency in 2019. Over the past decade, we have delivered programmes that have driven down carbon emissions in the Borough by 32%, and have ambitions to reach the net-zero target by 2030. We welcome applications that highlight issues and behaviour change around climate change, that promote access to our many green spaces and a greater understanding of the natural world.

They typically have a high volume of applications for projects taking place in Walthamstow. The Culture and Destinations Team are committed to delivering programming across Waltham Forest, and for 2023 they will therefore be prioritising submissions taking place in Chingford, Higham’s Park, Leyton and Leytonstone. You are still able to propose a project in Walthamstow however they will only have the capacity to support a limited number.

For more information, click here


Study Production Arts for free at BRITSchool

Here’ an impressive offer. BRITSchool are offering a limited number of free places on their Production Arts course to post-16 students.

This is a great opportunity to work at one of UK’s leading Arts Schools. Students will develop their skills working in technical and event management to build a portfolio of work through industry placements and inhouse productions.

A word of advice, best to get those applications in as the closing date is January 31st!

For more information and application details, visit the BRITSchool website here.