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Metal Funding Advice For Creative And Curious Minds

Metal is working with Arts Council England to host a series of talks and open advice sessions about how creatives, community, and voluntary groups can apply for a project grant to fund their work. They’re keen for more people from the Peterborough area to apply. Metal is hosting a workshop about finance management, budgets, and logistics with Laura Henner from Metal on the 16th of May at Allama Iqbal Centre from 6-8 pm. The workshop will teach you everything you need to know about preparing your budgets and the finances you’re applying for Arts Council funding, exploring how to manage project finances, creating a realistic budget, and working through the logistics of applying.

Sarah Steenhorst, producer of Metal Peterborough, commented: “Project Grants can support individuals’ communities and cultural organisations with projects that focus on Combined Arts including festivals and carnivals, dance, libraries, literature, museums, music, theatre, or visual arts. Grants usually range from £1,000 to £100,000. A project could be a series of activities or a piece of work, with an arts focus.”

“Arts Council England is keen for more people from the Peterborough and Fenland area to apply for their funding. This is why they have arranged a series of talks and workshops to help artists, creatives, community, and voluntary groups with developing their ideas and learning how to apply for the fund. Our talks look at breaking down the application into manageable sections, and range from focusing on Finance and budgets, deciding which funding stream is right for you or developing your project idea.”

This month, Metal will also be hosting open advice sessions (online and in person) for you to discuss your idea ahead of applying with an artist and a member of staff from the Metal team. For more information or to book your free place, please visit or contact Sarah at


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