Sun Pier House CIC
Friday, January 9, 2015
Thursday, January 8, 2015
Sun Pier, Medway Street, Chatham, ME4 4HF
South East England
a-n and Medway Council Recreate

The session includes examples of successful campaigns along with practical exercises to help you develop the skills to pitch your ideas effectively. Through the course of the day participants will gain the background knowledge to turn their crowdfunding proposals into a reality. The session is open to artists with some experience of writing proposals and securing funds for projects. It has also proven to be of great value to other arts professionals such as arts organisers, cultural producers and curators looking to extend their skills base.

How to develop audiences through crowdfunding is led by Hen Norton, a social artist, creative producer, experienced workshop leader and co-founder of the crowdfunding platform Since the site’s merger towards the end of 2012 with People Fund It, she has turned her attention to exploring how we can better understand the crowdfunding model and apply these findings to a wider context, as a tool for the social and creative sectors to build sustainable business models, systems and networks.

A limited number of free 45 minute Skype Advice & guidance sessions with Hen Norton will be available on a first booked first served basis.

Charges: £25 (full price), £20 (discounted price for a-n members). Includes coffee, tea and soft drinks (lunch is not included).

Further details: This event is aimed at visual artists and project managers at a mid-career career stage. Priority will be given to businesses or residents from Medway and North Kent.


Venue: Please direct any venue or parking enquiries to the Director, Heather Burgess l 07545 642 581 l 01634 812 805.

All sessions will be held in the Gallery Room on the second floor. Please note there is limited access to the building with no lift at present.

Costs are subsidised by a-n The Artists Information Company and Recreate, selected under the European Cross-border Cooperation Programme INTERREG IV A France (Channel) England, co-funded by the ERDF.

Part of a series of Granted professional development events in partnership with Medway Council’s Recreate project. The other sessions are:
Negotiating public art and commissioning projects
Collaborate creatively
Harnessing social media for promoting your practice