PRACTICAL RESOURCES

A new resource under the FMTW banner where we plan to build a digital smörgåsbord of guides to help theatre freelancers understand the ins and outs of funding applications, Arts Council project grant advice and road maps for using the benefits system; Universal Credit, Jobseeker’s Allowance, Council Tax Reduction etc.

Watch this space (literally – this is where it is all going)

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ACE PROJECT GRANTS: Templates

The Uncultured have produced two templates for the next round of ACE Project Grants which are now open.

Download their templates below or click here to find out more via The Uncultured.

 

APPLYING FOR ARTS FUNDING: A GUIDE Sabrina Mahfouz

Smashing it – working class artists on life, art and making it happen. Edited by Sabrina Mahfouz.

Download ‘Smashing It – A Guide to Applying for Funding’ here

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APPLYING FOR UNIVERSAL CREDIT IF YOU'RE SELF EMPLOYED - via The Money Advice Service

This page tells you more about claiming Universal Credit if you’re self-employed. If you’re self-employed and already claiming certain benefits like Tax Credits or Housing Benefit, you will be eventually moved onto Universal Credit. Find out more about what to expect and what you can do to be prepared.

Visit the Universal Credit page of The Money Advice Service here.

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Interactive status MAP of venues and organisations in the UK during COVID

Arts Map from The Public Campaign For The Arts, a new online platform and interactive UK map that enables anyone to

  • Check the status of arts organisations nearby
  • Share messages of support by video, audio or written text
  • Offer financial support directly to companies

View The Map Here

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NATIONAL LOTTERY PROJECT GRANTS - The Changes via Arts Council England

Here’s a video explaining the recent changes to the fund so it can be more responsive to the needs of smaller independent organisations and individual practitioners during Covid-19.

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THEATRE SEARCH: DATABASE OF THEATRE OPENINGS

Spun Glass Theatre: Theatre Search

A free comprehensive resource detailing all venue closures, re-openings and programming windows for independent producers and artists.

Arts Council England are currently funding Spun Glass Theatre to build Theatre Search – a free resource which catalogues the impact of Covid-19 on UK venues. We hope that by facilitating the creation of a free-to-access, shared resource for independent producers and arts companies, we can help to rebuild the UK touring ecology.

Theatre Search clearly shows which UK theatres are open, which have unfortunately closed and when some might be looking to programme work, helping new productions to be created and tours to be rebooked.

See the list here.

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APPLYING FOR UNIVERSAL CREDIT: A step by step guide

If you are thinking of applying for Universal Credit, we have created a step-by-step guide showing you how to get started.

Download our guide here.

Please note this guide only goes up to the first part of the ‘About You’ page you will then have further pages about personal information such as bank details etc. You will get emails through to complete further steps. Such as confirming your identity.
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UNIVERSAL CREDIT: A simple guide

What is Universal Credit and who can apply for it? We’ve created a simple guide to show you the basics of what it is, how payments work and what you are entitled to. It also includes links, videos and useful numbers

Read our Universal Credit Guide here