Setting up an arts project
Here is some advice and information on things to think about when setting up a community arts project, and a few funders who specifically fund arts projects. See the Links tab above for more specialist sources of useful information for artists working in the community.
Grants available for: Projects that are clearly related to the arts and are no more than three years in length.
Size of grants given: From £1,000 to £100,000, but most grants under £15,000.
First steps when thinking about starting a new group, and links to further information.
In this sheet we look at legal structures which are suitable for community organisations, ranging from small neighbourhood groups run by local people to larger voluntary agencies with staff. It explains four types of structure available, and the pros and cons of these different options.
These books are available at the Resource Centre, for reference only. If you prefer to borrow them, some of the titles are available at local libraries in Brighton & Hove. Groups based in Sussex are welcome to come in and browse our bookshelf and noticeboards.
The services listed below are not provided by the Resource Centre. These are websites and services we feel are particularly useful for small groups in Brighton & Hove, and which are not easy to find by searching the internet.
Most useful services for local groups
Fundraising ideas and information, Information about crowdfunding and community shares, Information about Gift Aid, Information about social media, Information and advice about accessibility, Information and training about safeguarding, Information on being an employer, Information on funding sources, Information on insurance, Information on legal issues, Information on legal structures, Information on managing community and voluntary sector groups, Information on managing money, Information on producing financial and business plans, Information on producing publicity for groups, Information on running a group, Support for artists and arts organisations
They have a useful set of briefings with information on various aspects of running a community group, particularly tailored for those involved in arts and crafts. The briefings are organised under five headings - Getting Started, Get Funded, Publicity & Promotion, Best Practice and Roles & Responsibilities.