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Development Commissions – Round 3 – APPLY NOW

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FIND ALL ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS, INFORMATION, GUIDELINES, AND APPLICATION FORMS HERE.

DEADLINE 30 August 2017.

Market Place is building audiences for the arts by supporting new activity that reaches new audiences in the market towns of Forest Heath (Brandon, Mildenhall, Newmarket) and Fenland (Chatteris, March, Whittlesey and Wisbech).  As well as developing and delivering exciting and inspirational events in our seven towns, Market Place has also commissioned a range of artists, arts organisations and community groups to deliver their own new projects which reach new audiences.

We are delighted to announce Round 3 of Development Commissions Programme.

Upcoming Deadline 30 August 2017.

WHO CAN APPLY

Development Commissions are open to anyone wanting to contribute to building the creative offer in the market towns of Forest Heath and Fenland. Creative businesses and professional artists are eligible to apply alongside voluntary arts groups, community organisations and young people. In developing your commission we would encourage you to collaborate with project partners to ensure that you have the capacity and skills to deliver your proposed idea.

*** Ideally at least one person from the organisations who apply for the Development Commissions should attend one of Project Bootcamps to be held in Wisbech and in Newmarket. Follow the link to find out more about the Project Bootcamp and book your place. You do not have to have a fully formed project before you attend Bootcamp – the workshops will offer inspiration, guidance and possible partners with whom you might want to develop a new idea ***

Priorities for Round 3 of the Development Commission will be given to projects that:

  1. Support artists or arts organisations and community groups or organisations to work in new partnerships and to develop arts programmes or events, which are new or are of a scale or ambition that they have not delivered before
  2. Reach audiences who are new to the arts (as participants or audience) including marginalised or minority communities and individuals.
  3. Develop new arts programmes or events, which may be sustainable in the future.
  4. Have the potential to lever match funding or income in the short to medium term (i.e. beyond the life of this commission)
  5. Have the potential to reach across more than one of the Market Place towns.

Round deadline 30th August 2017.

Projects for Round 3 Development Commissions need to commence after 15 June 2017.

There is £40,000 in total for the whole Market Place region in 2017, with additional professional support from the Market Place team. We will provide up to £4,000 per commission. In some instances, the panel may not award the full amount, which is applied for. A spread across the towns is sought and awards will be made considering local need and strength of applications.

SUPPORT AVAILABLE  FOR APPLICANTS

  • If you have an idea for an arts activity that will develop arts audiences within the Market Place area, but are not sure it fits the Development Commissions, please do contact Catherine Mummery, our Programme Manager at catherine.mummery@cppmarketplace.co.uk. 
  • Attend Project Bootcamps in Wisbech or in Newmarket where a facilitator will lead a training and development day, and participants will be given support to grow new partnerships, develop resilient and exciting projects, and explore how to create a project proposal.
  • Receive one-to-one support to develop a project idea and a proposal via a meeting (in person or via Skype or by phone)
  • Send us you initial draft proposals so one of the Market Place team can raise any questions, or give advice to strengthen final proposals, to increase the likelihood of success
  • All activities must be completed by 31st December 2017. 

HOW TO APPLY

ESSENTIAL DOCUMENTS

GUIDANCE NOTES: DEVELOPMENT COMMISSIONS ROUND 3

APPLICATION FORM (PDF): DEVELOPMENT COMMISSIONS ROUND 3

APPLICATION FORM (WORD): DEVELOPMENT COMMISSIONS ROUND 3

SCORING SHEET TEMPLATE: DEVELOPMENT COMMISSIONS ROUND 3

Organisations making submissions, which are passed by the panel, will need to agree to terms and conditions to receive final approval and support. Details of the agreement can be found in the Guidance for Applicants pack.

If you have any questions about the development commissions, please contact Catherine Mummery, our Programme Manager, at catherine.mummery@cppmarketplace.co.uk or call 01353 611 591.