APPLICATIONS OPENing 17TH APRIL
FOR WEBINART 2020/21
* IN LIGHT OF CORONAVIRUS, 3 months free accesS IS AVAILABLE TO ALL SUCCESSFUL APPLICANTS*
In the midst of the pandemic, it’s a hard time for us all right now. As artists and creatives in a world of uncertainty, it’s easy to feel lost and overwhelmed. It’s now more important than ever to support each other, adapt our approach, and learn effective ways to elevate and grow resilient businesses in the face of adversity.
Are you an early-career creative in need of expert guidance and support from experienced arts professionals? Or are you a more experienced mid-career visual artist or maker, looking for peer support with fellow seasoned creatives to share knowledge and ideas?
Applications are opening soon for WebinArt - Creative Leicestershire’s one-year professional development programme. Previously, the programme has provided support predominantly aimed at creatives start-ups. This year, we are excited to announce two parallel initiatives, designed to support both early-career and more established artists and makers.
what DO we do?
We collaborate with knowledgeable arts industry experts and creative organisations across Leicestershire, Derbyshire and Rutland, to deliver bespoke business mentoring, live online interviews, and engaging live webinars packed with valuable industry know-how. We also facilitate social connection opportunities to help you meet and chat to like-minded members.
To keep our community safe, all activity will be online until social-distancing restrictions have been lifted.
The WebinArt Team - Read more about us here.
Sounds Great! What's Included?
> Mentoring for early-career members
Both initiatives will run side by side over 12 months. Over that time, our early-career members (~ less than 3 years in business) will benefit from three one-to-one tailored business mentoring sessions with one of our expert mentors. The early-career programme is open to all creative disciplines.
> Peer-mentoring for mid-career/established artists + makers
Those on our mid-career programme (~ more than 3 years in business) will have the opportunity to engage in focussed peer-to-peer mentoring sessions, facilitated by award-winning maker and arts professional Ruth Singer. The mid-career initiative is best suited to visual artists and makers.
> Valuable Online Learning
Take part in 12 monthly live webinars, hosted by our professional partners. You will delve into a wide range of subjects, such as online and instagram marketing, designing and leading workshops, working collaboratively with others, working with communities, setting up studios, working with galleries, finance and funding. (Please note these are subject to change - the schedule and topics are yet to be confirmed).
Watch 6 live online interviews with creative professionals from each of our partner organisations:
All of this valuable content will be recorded and shared via our online learning platform, so you can conveniently catch-up and re-watch interviews and webinars from anywhere, at any time.
> Be a part of our supportive community
Over the year, take part in 6 friendly and welcoming networking opportunities to meet and connect with like-minded members, mentors and arts professionals across Leicestershire, Rutland and Derbyshire.
You will also be invited to join our private Facebook community of members, mentors and experts to share information, ask questions and support others.
> SOCIAL MEDIA PROMOTION
We will share a selection of your instagram posts to our own social media channels, helping promote your work to wider audiences.
The deadline for applications is 6pm on Friday 14th May 2020.
All applicants will be notified on the outcome of their application via email by Friday 22nd May 2020.
The programme will begin Monday 1st June 2020 + end Friday 28th May 2021.
The full schedule will be confirmed soon.
How much does it cost?
*** FREE ACCESS FOR 3 MONTHS ***
Due to the current pandemic and financial uncertainty that many are facing at this time, we are providing the first 3 months of the programme for free. After this 3 month period, the remaining 9 months of the programme will cost £8 per month. That's less than £2 per week!
WebinArt 2020/21 is generously + kindly subsidised by our funding partners -
Leicestershire County Council, Arts Council England, Derbyshire County Council, Hinckley + Bosworth Borough Council, North West Leicestershire District Council, Blaby District Council + Rutland County Council.
Places on the programme are limited.
Please ensure you meet the criteria below before submitting an application :
Applications for the early-career programme are welcomed from those whose main work is focused on these art forms and disciplines: Visual Arts, Combined Arts, Literature, Museums practice, Music, Theatre, Dance
The mid-career programme is best suited to visual artists and makers. Please bear this in mind before applying.
Applicants must be over 18 years of age.
The programme will be of most benefit those based in the East-Midlands, however, applications are open to creatives throughout the UK.
How do i apply?
Check back here for the link to apply online between 17th April, and our closing date on 15th May.
If you have any questions, please email Cath Pilling (Programme Coordinator) -