There’s lots to discover at Colonnade this month, with funding advice sessions and the launch of the Adur & Worthing Trust Creative Commissions. We are also back to regular exhibitions this month; featuring colourful florals, creative collectives and stained glass murmurations.
Read on for more and sign up to one of our sessions and other creative opportunities;
1 – 4 February // Various times // Free, Booking essential
How could you find funding for your next creative project? Right here… at Colonnade House! Book onto our sessions and learn from industry professionals, cultural organisations and local experts.
Tuesday 1 Feb 2022 // 12.30 – 14.30 // Free, Booking Essential
RISE is a collaboration between business experts and university partners. We’re excited to welcome Mark and Zoe from RISE at this introductory advice session. Book now to find out how you can get involved with the scheme.
Launch 1 February 2022 // Deadline 13 March 2022
Creative Commissions are back for a fifth time! The Adur & Worthing Trust are looking to support and fund creative projects taking place in Adur & Worthing. With grants of up to £1000 available. If you’ve never applied for funding before, then now’s your chance.
Take a look at previously funded projects in our Studio Gallery exhibition which runs from 1 – 20 February and look out for our short film series on social media.
You can also join one of our launch events on February 1st to find out about the scheme and find out how to apply.
Wednesday 02 Feb 2022 // 12.30 – 15.30 // Free, Booking essential
For this session, Arts Council England & Heritage Lottery Fund are here to guide you through the National Lottery Grant Scheme and how you can apply for grants from £3000.
Thursday 03 Feb 2022 // 14.00 – 16.00 // Free, Booking essential
Looking for local funding advice? We will be joined by Adur & Worthing Councils Investment Officer, Sam Gritt, who is offering a guided tour through local grant funding that can be accessed by creative businesses, arts organisations and artists.
5 & 6 February 2022 // Various 2-hour sessions // £15
Andrew Riley-Watson from Genius Brighton is back with his popular coding workshops. Suitable for children 9+, In this short two-hour session you’ll get a fast introduction to one of the most important programming languages in the world at the moment – Python and use it to hack Minecraft.
8 – 20 Feb 2022 // 10.00 – 17.00 // Free, Open daily
Step into the ‘sublime and colourfully ridiculous’ world of local artist Liz English. As well as vibrant paintings, Liz is also skilled in the magical art of decoupage. In a free workshop on 13 & 20, Liz will show you how to decoupage and transform your object into an item of beauty that you’ll want to show off to all your friends.
22 Feb – 6 March 2022 // 10.00 – 17.00 // Free, Open daily
How many stained glass birds can you fit in a gallery? Ellie Bond and a collective of artists and tutors at Northbrook MET have banded together to showcase the variety of their creative practice.
Featuring; Ellie Bond, Celine Cospen, Rebecca Ellis-Brown, Rebecca McCardle, Rosie Mortimer & Richard Walker
In the past five years the creative and digital industries have flourished in Worthing and Colonnade House has played a key part in this with opportunities for affordable workspace, exhibitions, networking and events. The community that we work with is strong, supportive, creative and diverse and is not limited to the people who work or exhibit in the building. Worthing Borough Council works in partnership with Adur & Worthing Trust to support and manage the project and its success has led to plans to expand to include more studio spaces, meeting space, a cafe, lift access to all floors, a roof terrace and access to the high speed gigabit network – imagine how much more will be possible with these new facilities! As well as the new hub, the scheme also provides some much-needed accommodation for people in housing need.
If you think it is important for this new scheme to succeed please take this opportunity to support the new planning application and let the planning committee know why!
- Write a letter quoting reference number AWDM/2309/21 to Planning Department, Adur and Worthing Councils, Town Hall, Chapel Road, Worthing BN11 1HA