Are you looking to take your creative practice to the next stage?
The Arts Council’s Developing Your Creative Practice (DYCP) grant is an incredible opportunity to fund time to deepen and broaden your current artistic practice, or branch into brand new areas.
In this session, we hear from two successful DYCP applicants: The Yard’s Development Manager Gareth Cutter and artist Vijay Patel. Together with Arts Council Relationship Manager Alex James they will explore what a successful application looks like.
Hear from Gareth and Vijay as they share their experience: how they prepared, the application process itself and what they did through the funding.
We have limited the capacity of this session to 40 participants to ensure that those taking part have a meaningful experience. We know that DYCP is of interest to lots of people and expect this session may be popular. With this in mind, we will prioritise places for people who identify as Black African, African Caribbean, South Asian, East Asian, South East Asian, South West Asian, North African, Arab, Latinx, mixed heritage, or from any other communities marginalised because of their race, and people who identify as disabled. This is because these groups have historically been underrepresented at The Yard, and elsewhere, and fairer access to funding in the current crisis is non-negotiable.
Any places remaining will be allocated via a lottery. If you’re interested in this session, complete this form.
Deadline: 20 April, 12 noon.
If you’ve been selected for this session, we will email you the details on Tuesday 20 April.
All sessions will be on Zoom and captioned using Otter.Ai.
If you have any questions relating to access needs, and support we may be able to offer, please email email@example.com
Vijay Patel (He/him) is a performance artist based in London. His main art forms range from theatre, performance art, live art and cabaret. His artforms predominantly surround cultural identity, making autobiographical/political work around being a queer, British/Indian, working class, person living with Asperger’s syndrome. Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, he began practicing in new ways that advocate/consult on better access support for neurodivergent communities. His recent work on the Freelance Task Force amounted to a best practice guide for new ways to better support neurodivergent freelancers.
Gareth Cutter is The Yard’s Development Manager (Maternity Cover) and has been writing funding applications for nearly 5 years since joining in 2016. He’s also a multi-disciplinary artist who’s presented work at SPILL Festival National Platform, was Drake Music Artist in Residence in 2020, and has performed international with choreographer Dinis Machado. Developing Your Creative Practice has been instrumental in facilitating a change in his artistic direction, and he’s excited to share his experiences and reflections.