Funding opportunities this Summer!

Supporting Creative Events AND ACTIVITIES for New Audiences

We are seeking applications for the REACH fund for your events and activities taking place in Barking and Dagenham.

We are also seeking applications for Community Commissions for DAGFEST 2018 taking place on Saturday 7th July 2018.

The deadline for both of these applications is Friday 4th May at 5pm.

Applying to REACH:

The REACH fund provides funding of up to £500 to support marketing or artists costs for confirmed events taking place in Barking and Dagenham. The aims are to:

  • Enable promoters of arts events to more effectively market their events to new audiences in the borough.
  • Support community events organisers to strengthen the artistic content of events through help with commissioning artists.

In both cases, in addition to the financial support of up to £500 from the REACH fund, the CBD team will provide advice and support with marketing for new audiences and commissioning artists.

Please read this information before applying to the REACH fund. The decision making criteria is also included in this document.

Click here for examples of previous funded projects.

Applying for a Community Commission

We are looking to commission Barking and Dagenham based organisations or artists to either create new content or bring existing work to our annual DAGFEST festival which this year takes place on Saturday 7th July.  The purpose of the festival is to provide a huge range of participatory, fun, and lively arts activities on the doorstep in Dagenham.
 
We can offer up to £500 for you to bring your work on the day; this should include the cost of any materials, artist fee and travel.

Please read this information before applying for a Community Commission for DAGFEST. The Decision making criteria is also included in this document.

Click here to take a look at the projects supported at last years DAGFEST.

HOW TO APPLY

Deadline to submit your completed application is Friday 4th May, 5pm. The decision panel will meet on Tuesday 15th May.

REACH: You can apply via Surveymonkey here or download and complete the word application form here and email this to hello@creativebarkinganddagenham.org.

Community Commissions: You can apply via Surveymonkey here or download and complete the word application form here email this to hello@creativebarkinganddagenham.org.

Please do get in touch about your proposal and for advice on making an application to the REACH fund or for a Community Commission. If you require the application form and information in a different format or to complete the application in a different way please don't hesitate to get in touch.

Email hello@creativebarkinganddagenham.org and Sophie will get back to you as soon as possible.

There will be an advice session for all potential applicants (For REACH and Community Commissions) on Monday 23rd April between 5pm – 7pm.

In this session we can go through the application forms to outline the information you need to provide as well as answer any questions you might have. Please contact Sophie on the email above or call 020 8594 7136 to book on to this session. This will take place at the Barking Learning Centre, Town Square,  Barking IG11 7NB.