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Bow Skills Workshop: bid writing and arts FUN-draising with Tom Ryalls

Wednesday 28th September 2022 , 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Join writer and fundraiser Tom Ryalls in this myth-busting workshop on bid writing and arts fundraising, including a short Q&A to give you the chance to break into the specifics of your own projects.

The central theme of the workshop will be the fundamental importance of creativity and storytelling when writing bids or fundraising. Through an artist-centred approach, Tom will run through the different types of funding out there, tactics to employ for each, top tips on how to bring together a campaign featuring all the different types, bid writing methodologies, as well as a chance to home in a little bit on a specific type of funding of the group’s choice.

All participants will also get to take home a resource pack at the end, featuring everything you’ll have learnt in the session and some extra insights

£7 £5 concessions
Lakeside Centre
London, SE2 9AN United Kingdom
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About Tom Ryalls 

Tom is a fundraiser and writer. They were one of the Arts Fundraising and Philanthropy Fellows with Cause4 in 2020, and part of the SSE Creative Leadership Programme for the last 2 years. They also sit on the London Area Council for Arts Council England, which is the governance body overseeing the new NPO round. They have previously been the Head of Development for NPO Stockroom and an Executive Director. Tom has delivered bids in excess of £1M but their practice mainly revolves around supporting artists and small companies develop the organising skills to swing the balance of arts funding away from large institutions. 

Find out more at boyandpen.com/funds 

About Bow Skills  

Bow Arts seeks to support creative professionals at all stages of their careers. In 2015 Bow Arts launched Bow Skills in response to an artist survey which showed over 90% of practicing artists find it useful to receive further support outside formal education.   

Bow Skills is a dynamic and relevant programme of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) which is informed by an artist steering group and open to all creative practitioners across London. The programme of talks, panel discussions, new skills labs and peer crits is open to all, with concession rates available to students, over 65s, under 18s, Bow Arts artists and key workers.   


Access information 

The Lakeside Centre has step-free access throughout from street level, including to the accessible toilet, and is service animal friendly. This venue does not have a hearing loop system.  

Accessible parking is available on-site, please contact afuyana@bowarts.com to ensure a space.  

If you have any questions regarding accessibility at this venue or event, would like to make us aware of any access requirements that you have in advance of visiting, or would like this information in an alternate format including Easy Read, please email afuyana@bowarts.com 

Transport Information 

Lakeside Centre, Bazalgette Way, London SE2 9AN 
Nearest station(s): Abbey Wood (National Rail, Thameslink) 
Bus: 117, 180, 229, 401, 472, 601, 602, 669, N1, 
Parking: Limited on-site parking available. 
Bike: Bike shed on site.