Funding Support

Coaching Support for Funding

Arts Council England provide funding from £2000 – £10,000 to supports Creative Practitioners (see below) through their Develop Your Creative Practice (DYCP) fund. 

The DYCP fund is for those Creatives thinking of taking their practice to the next stage investment in such areas as: research, time to create new work, travel, training, developing ideas, networking or mentoring.

GMIA are supporting the creative community with the process of applying for DYCP with specialised coaching all geared towards understanding the process, developing your ideas, access resources and completing the application with confidence. Register below for the support session you would like to attend and you will be notify of upcoming sessions. Previously project types covered include album/EP projects, production projects, mentoring & training, playwriting, film projects, visual arts projects, research & development and much more.

Acceptable Funding activities include: Research and development, training, mentoring opportunities, travel, building new networks, creating new work etc

Grant range: £2,000 – £10,000
Next application Round: Opens on 31 May 2022

Eligibility: Individual artists and/or creative practitioners. You can find full eligibility criteria in the guidance for applicants. Organisations cannot apply.

‘Creative practitioners’ could be:​

  • Actors
  • Artists
  • Arts and cultural educators
  • Choreographers
  • Community practitioners/ engagement specialists
  • Composers
  • Conductors
  • Craft makers
  • Creative enablers
  • Creative technicians
  • Cultural conservators
  • Curators
  • Dancers
  • Designers
  • Directors
  • DJs 
  • Editors
  • Movement directors
  • Musicians
  • Performers/ creators
  • Producers
  • Publishers
  • Translators
  • Writers

DYCP can’t support performers if they are performing someone else’s work without providing their own creative input or leadership.

Register your interest for the Intro Session to Develop Your Creative Practice 

Next Session 18th May 2022 Support sessions are one hour.

Register your interest for the Idea Generation Session for Develop Your Creative Practice 

Session will be scheduled once we have 15 registered. Support sessions are one hour.

Register your interest for the Quick-Fire Session for Develop Your Creative Practice 

Session will be scheduled once we have 5 registered. Support sessions are one hour. 

Cost: GMIA Premium Subscriber FREE, included in plan, GMIA Standard Subscriber £8, GMIA Essential Subscriber £10, Non-Subscriber £15.