Going Public: How to Make Successful Applications to Run Public Arts Projects – training scheme plus intro evening 2nd November

Portsmouth City Council regularly invites artists, groups and organisations to tender for public and community arts projects.

‘Going Public’, a professional development training course for artists who would like to work in community and public settings, will take place over three mornings in November and December.

It will offer an invaluable insight into understanding your local authority’s commitment to the arts and community engagement as well as essential tools and techniques for making successful applications and delivering great projects.

The three-part course will take place on consecutive Wednesday mornings, 30 November, 7 December and 14 December at the Central Library in Guildhall Square, Portsmouth.

‘Going Public’ has been devised by Cibas in partnership with Portsmouth City Council and is aimed at freelance artists and creative practitioners, arts professionals, groups and organisations.

The fee to take part in the course is £200 which includes materials and refreshments. However, thanks to the support of Portsmouth City Council’s Arts and Cultural Development Service, there are 15 free places available to Portsmouth and south east Hampshire based artists.

Email thomas.kinsey@portsmouthcc.gov.uk <mailto:thomas.kinsey@portsmouthcc.gov.uk> or call 023 9284 1519 for an application form.  The deadline for applications is Wednesday 16 November.

Find out more about ’Going Public’ and meet the organisers at a free open evening and networking event on 2 November, also at the Central Library in Portsmouth. The event is free to attend, but booking is essential: http://going-public.eventbrite.com <http://going-public.eventbrite.com/>