As part of an ongoing series that aims to help you develop your creative business, each year Colonnade House hosts several Professional Development Weeks that encompass a variety of events designed to share and build skills. This February, Colonnade House is hosting a range of informative and engaging events, including the Creative Commissions launch and sessions on funding.

All events are free of charge but booking is essential;


Creative Commissions 2022

Adur and Worthing Trust are launching a new round of their Creative Commissions on 1st February 2022. Artists based in Adur and Worthing who want to try out a new idea can apply for a small grant. Find out more about the scheme by attending one of our launch events:

Online Launch and Q&A1 February 16.00 – 17.00

Please book via Eventbrite and we will send you the Zoom link. 

Please note, this meeting will be recorded (with options for participants to be anonymous)

Book here.

In-person Launch1 February 18.00 – 19.30 

Join us to celebrate the nine projects completed in 2021 and find out about how to apply in 2022. Please book via Eventbrite.

Book here.

1-to-1 Support2, 3, or 4 February (Mornings Only) 

If you would like additional support for your application, please contact to book a session.

RISE Research and Innovation

Meet the RISE team

Tuesday 1 February 2022 // 12.30 – 14.00 // Free // Booking Essential

Get fully funded, research-led advice and innovation support for your business ideas. The RISE programme is aimed at Sussex-based small and medium enterprises and gives access to the wealth of knowledge and expertise on your doorstep from two local research and innovation-led universities: University of Brighton and University of Sussex.

Meet Mark and Zoe from RISE at this introductory session and get 1-to-1 advice about your ideas, eligibility and how to sign up. 

In-person event by prior booking only – numbers limited 

Book here.


Introduction to grant funding from Arts Council England and Heritage Lottery Fund

Wednesday 2 February 2022, 12.30 – 15.30, Free, In-person event 

Theatre Relationship Manager, Anna Jefferson from Arts Council England will be running an introductory session to talk you through the National Lottery Project Grant scheme including:

– The new guidance for applicants

– Recent changes to the programme and what they mean for potential applications

– Useful tips and things to remember to create strong applications

Jo McAleer National Lottery Heritage Fund Engagement Manager will be talking about the main programme – The National Lottery Grants for Heritage – which awards grants from £3,000. In the presentation she’ll be briefly covering priorities for funding, outcomes and further support.

 Book here.



Funding advice session – Adur & Worthing Councils

Thursday 3 February 2022, 14.00 – 16.00, Free, In-person event 

Join Investment Officer Sam Gritt for a guided tour through local grant funding that can be accessed by creative businesses, arts organisations and artists, including how to get the best out of the free Grants Online resource and tips on what makes a good funding bid.

Book here.