Wednesday April 22 @ 10 AM
To join this free workshop, please fill out this form no later than Tuesday, April 21 at 11 PM.
About the workshop
It’s a scary time for artists, especially those who might never have applied for Arts Council England funding before. This workshop will provide ACE Emergency Fund applicants with clarity and confidence, and allow them to ask any questions about their applications.
Alistair will go through the application question by question and discuss what it’s actually asking for and the ways to possibly answer it. Participants can ask questions, and the workshop will be a collaborative space to dispel myths and encourage more confidence when submitting. Participants will leave the workshop knowing how to write with clarity, how to ensure they have informed ACE of their eligibility, how to display their lost income, and how to provide evidence of their experience working in public funded work.
Alistair will be accepting up to 15 applications to read ahead of the workshop on a first-come, first-serve basis. In exchange for consent to use these applications as examples in the workshop, they will provide specific comments on individual applications. However, we stress that this workshop offers no guarantee on securing funding; rather, it is an opportunity to throw questions about and offer thoughts/feedback to applicants.
About Alistair Wilkinson
Alistair is a queer, working class artist originally from Manchester, now living in East London. In the past they have created work for places such as National Theatre, Barbican Centre, Bush Theatre, Arcola Theatre, and Bunker Theatre, amongst many others. A lot of their work focuses on themes of sickness, grief, and intimacy through intoxication. Alistair is currently under commission to various theatres, and has several TV projects in development. They are the Head of Artist Development at the Old Vic Theatre, an Associate Artist at National Youth Theatre, and a Board Member for Boundless. Alistair is also a script reader for venues such as Bush Theatre, Theatre503, VAULT Festival, as well as The Mono Box’s PLAYSTART. They are the Artistic Director of WoLab, a working laboratory for artists to create, and are the creator and producer of the ACE-funded Actor-Writer Programme.
Twitter: @alistairwilks / @WoLaboratory