NESTAS Creative Enterprise Programme –For Creative Supporters

Event for academics who are supporting students in the arts with enterprise

Title: NESTAS Creative Enterprise Programme –For Creative Supporters
Date: 22 -23 May 2013
Location: London
Cost: £600
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This new two day programme is aimed at Further and Higher Education professionals who support creative students and graduates to identify and reach their creative and professional aspirations.
Through this new programme Nesta will share a suite of creative enterprise methodologies; giving attendees the opportunity to try the tailored approaches and develop their own structured group and one to one sessions.
The materials can be embedded across all creative sectors from visual arts to digital technology, offering a flexible way of engaging students in enterprise and employability skills.
Who should attend: University and college lectures, tutors, careers and enterprise advisers and heads of departments – those who consider themselves ‘creative supporters’ who support students with professional development skills or enterprise and employability activities.
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Funding for Arts and Digital Technology

The Digital R&D fund for the Arts is a three way partnership between Arts Council England, the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and Nesta, running for three years from 2012-2015.  This scheme is funding projects up to £125,000.  It is a £7 million fund to support collaboration between organisations with arts projects, technology providers, and researchers to enhance audience reach and/or develop new business models for the arts sector. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, until 30th December 2013. Briefing sessions and collaborative workshops are provided for people looking to develop projects.
Further information can be found at  Please contact if you are interested.

Arts Music Craft Community Engagement

Arts Council England – small grants to support community organisations

Arts Council England are looking to support community organisations to widen participation in the arts. Staffordshire is currently underrepresented in terms of funding and applications are especially welcome from community organisations in the county. Small grants for up to £10,000 are available on a rolling application basis with a six week turn around for decisions.  Contact if you are interested.