Resources - Finance

Applying for Grants for the Arts: Theatre Top Tips
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Applying for Grants for the Arts: Theatre Top Tips

Claudia West, Theatre Relationship Manager for the South East, has pulled together these top tips for applying for a Grants for the Arts from the Arts Council, based on his most "frequently asked questions" during the application process - these have also been recently updated for the new GFTA process.

Building Sustainability in Creative Ways by Dr Jonathan Gross
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Building Sustainability in Creative Ways by Dr Jonathan Gross

Dr Jonathan Gross was the keynote speaker at the house venue network day The Wisdom of Being Bold, held on 19 September 2017. His talk, entitled Building Sustainability in Creative Ways, explored the nature and value of cultural opportunity. This resource is the visual presentation that accompanied his discussion.

Jonathan is based in the department of Culture, Media and Creative Industries at King's College London, where he has recently co-authored two reports: Towards Cultural Democracy: Promoting Cultural Capabilities for Everyone (2017) and Caring for Cultural Freedom: An Ecological Approach to Supporting Young People’s Cultural Learning (forthcoming), and works with cultural organisations, audiences and 'creative citizens' in locations across the UK.

COVID-19: Arts Council England Emergency Funding Questions – Individuals
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COVID-19: Arts Council England Emergency Funding Questions – Individuals

Here is a word document version of the Arts Council England's Emergency Funding Package application for individuals. This will give you the chance to draft your application offline before you copy and paste it into Grantium.

This document will not be accepted as an application form. To submit your application, you will need to paste the answers to the questions into the online form on Grantium.

The document does not automatically count how many characters or words you have entered.

For full information of applying, please visit the ACE website: https://www.artscouncil.org.uk/funding/financial-support-artists-creative-practitioners-and-freelancers#section-2

This document was uploaded on 9 April. We apologise for any changes made after this date.

COVID-19: Arts Council England Emergency Funding Questions – non-NPO organisations
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COVID-19: Arts Council England Emergency Funding Questions – non-NPO organisations

Here is a word document version of the Arts Council England's Emergency Funding Package application for organisations outside of the National Portfolio. This will give you the chance to draft your application offline before you copy and paste it into Grantium.

This document will not be accepted as an application form. To submit your application, you will need to paste the answers to the questions into the online form on Grantium.

The document does not automatically count how many characters or words you have entered.

For full information of applying, please visit the ACE website: https://www.artscouncil.org.uk/funding/financial-support-organisations-outside-national-portfolio#section-2

This document was uploaded on 9 April. We apologise for any changes made after this date.

COVID-19: Claiming tax back for working from home due to coronvirus
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COVID-19: Claiming tax back for working from home due to coronvirus

If your employer requires you to work at home, you can – and have always been able to – claim for increased costs due to working from home, eg, heating and electricity.

Clearly, right now many firms have closed workplaces and that means across the UK millions of staff are temporarily required to work from home, and therefore are eligible to claim for increased costs. HMRC says it will consider claims from employees working at home due to coronavirus measures if their usual workplace is closed.

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https://blog.moneysavingexpert.com/2020/04/martin-lewis--working-from-home-due-to-coronavirus--claim-p6-wk-/?_ga=2.230416988.1525601613.1586860789-911908480.1586860789

COVID-19: Furloughing need-to-knows for employees and small firms (from Martin Lewis)
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COVID-19: Furloughing need-to-knows for employees and small firms (from Martin Lewis)

Info sheet from Martin Lewis (Money Saving Expert) on furloughing and your rights as an employee.
More info here too: https://www.moneysavingexpert.com/news/2020/03/coronavirus-self-employed-and-employment-help/#template

COVID-19: Smarter Spending – urgently reducing unnecessary costs
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COVID-19: Smarter Spending – urgently reducing unnecessary costs

Smarter Spending is a guide to reducing costs during these uncertain times and ensuring that you do not incur any unnecessary costs in the future. If buildings are going 'empty', you might want to consider the following.

Creative Advantage Fund – Financial Glossary
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Creative Advantage Fund – Financial Glossary

This newly produced financial glossary is designed to help cultural organisations navigate the complex words of cultural finance models available to the cultural sector. This resource seeks to demystify finance models available to the sector.

Copy and Paste link if button not working: https://creativeadvantagefund.co.uk/2021/12/13/financial-glossary/

Fundraising Considerations during Covid-19
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Fundraising Considerations during Covid-19

COVID-19 has caused major problems to cash flow and revenue streams of the arts & cultural sector. Lockdown restrictions, social distancing measures, and furloughed staff mean organisations are experiencing new challenges. For most, fundraising will be an important and the only source of revenue over the next few months.

In this whitepaper, David Johnson of Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy shows us some of the most important considerations to successfully implement crisis fundraising campaigns for your organisation during this period of closure. Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy work with a wide range of organisations in the arts, culture, and heritage sectors. Their mission is to transform the fundraising knowledge, skills and levels of success of arts organisations. Their team empowers cultural professionals to harness the considerable opportunities that fundraising offers and to develop diverse and entrepreneurial practice, building and growing a skilled fundraising workforce.

Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy has published their latest e-zine, Now New and Next with a specific focus on fundraising in a crisis. David Johnson, Head of Programme outlines some of the key fundraising challenges organisations need to consider as they plan ahead for reopening.

If the link isn't working, please copy and paste the following into your browser: https://app.hubspot.com/documents/2778203/view/243372866?accessId=268c3a

Fundraising Ideas and Resources for Charities
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Fundraising Ideas and Resources for Charities

Easy fundraising ideas and resources, trust and foundation grants and free online funding finders and fundraising websites to help you secure charity funding and grants, from the low workload, easy to use and completely free CEF online toolkit.
Copy and paste link if button not working: https://www.charityexcellence.co.uk/Home/FundingFindersResources

How to write a project budget
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How to write a project budget

Tips and a template from IdeasTap on how to write a budget and what to remember!

Sample artist contract
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Sample artist contract

A sample contract for hiring artists, based on the template used by makin projects [www.makinprojects.co.uk].

Sample deal structures for touring
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Sample deal structures for touring

A general outline of the standard deal arrangements for touring theatre productions in the UK.

Saving Money in Your Venue: Top Tips from Auditel
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Saving Money in Your Venue: Top Tips from Auditel

Auditel and house have come together to explore the top ways venues could be saving money. Auditel have been helping organisations reduce costs and boost profits since 1994.

Social Investment Tax Relief
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Social Investment Tax Relief

Independent theatre consultant, Sean Egan, explains social investment tax relief and what it means for arts organisations in this handy one-pager.