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12/08/24 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

This session focusses on how to plan your upcoming activity to not only have impact on your project but also so that it is potentially fundable.

This session is designed to get you to think about how you plan to progress your project to ensure that your next period of activity will act as a stepping stone. This will help you when you look at funding opportunities as you will need a well-rounded and considered plan, with meaningful and measurable goals and a detailed budget.

We will be discussing planning out a period of activity and the detail that is necessary to demonstrate impact on your career and project. We will look at key decisions that we need to make when building our plans and how we can support it with promotion and marketing. We will look at how we can effectively spend money to support your plans and how we can demonstrate that we are exploiting all revenue streams alongside asking for investment.

Fundamentally, it is key that we have a plan that works without funding and that investment from a funder will complement it and elevate it.

We will look at time-frames and what a funded period looks like, taking into account key deadlines from the different funding bodies, such as PRS Foundation, Help Musicians, Youth Music, Sentric and Arts Council England.

We will also look at how we can set targets that don’t feel like they are plucked out of thin air and will actually help build your career, and that funded activity can help reach those goals.

Finally, we will look at how to put our budgets together and the level of detail that is needed to help support our plans.

There will be some key action points from this session in preparation for Part Two, which is turning these plans into actual applications.

There are limited spaces on this session so that everyone can make the most of it. In order to take part in this session you don’t need to have any fully formed plans, but you should be looking ahead and thinking long-term.


This session takes place in our Workshop Space at Future Yard, which is currently only accessible by two flights of stairs. If you have any access issues, please let now in advance.

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