CBC at Black Country Business Festival

Image by Dee Patel

Image by Dee Patel

Great Art and Culture For Everyone - how to apply for Arts Council Project grants and Creative Black Country's Open Access Awards workshops at the Black Country Business Festival.

Do you have an idea for a creative project but need some advice?

This May, Creative Black Country are hosting four surgeries with Arts Council England, on how to apply for Arts Council Project Grants and Creative Black Country’s Open Access Awards.

The sessions will contain a presentation on applying for Project Grants from Arts Council England and there’s the opportunity to book a one to one session with an Arts Council representative to discuss project ideas, receive advice into funding bids and much more.

There will also be information about Creative Black Country’s Open Access Award which supports activities that build audiences and promote creative and artistic excellence across the Black Country.

This event is for individuals, groups or organisations who are interested in finding out more about Arts Council's Project grants work and bringing creative work/activity to the Black Country. It's a good opportunity for Black Country creatives to meet with a representative from the Arts Council and connect with Creative Black Country.

They will be given valuable insight and advice into the application process for both Arts Council Project grants and the Open Access Awards. It's also an opportunity to network with individuals, groups and organisations who are looking to deliver creative activity in the Black Country.


Wednesday 22nd May
The New Art Gallery Walsall, Gallery Square, Walsall WS2 8LG
1pm to 4.30pm BOOK HERE

Wednesday 22nd May
Zuri Coffee, Lichfield Street, Wolverhampton WV1 1DG

Thursday 23rd May
Light House, The Chubb Buildings, Fryer Street, Wolverhampton WV1 1HT
10am-1.30pm BOOK HERE

Thursday 23rd May
Sandwell Business Solutions Centre, Sandwell College, 1 Spon Lane, West Bromwich B70 6AW
2.30pm to 4.30pm BOOK HERE


Arrive and book in to a one-to-one session with ACE representative.

Presentation by Arts Council England representative and Creative Black Country representative.

One-to-one surgeries with Arts Council England.

*One to one sessions will be allocated on a first come first serve basis and each session will be approximately 20 minutes long. Attendees will be able to book a session when they arrive for the event.