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Funding your projects – week 46

This week we are providing a round-up of available funding opportunities to help support projects that reach and engage young people locally, in the UK and in developing countries. Funding is available from The Equitable Charity Trust, Weavers Company and Hilden Charitable Fund. You can also get regular updates when you follow us on Twitter.   Week 46 – 10 …

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Creative Training Hub – Funding Updates

Each week we will bring you a round-up of available funding opportunities to help support your creative arts and community interest projects. You can also get regular updates when you follow us on Twitter.   Week 45 – 3 November 2014 Here at Creative Training Hub we understand the challenges of accessing current funding opportunities. This blog provides funding opportunities, …

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Why monitor and evaluate your projects?

If you are not taking the time to monitor and evaluate your projects you are probably missing a trick. It is an essential part of the project management process. It can provide valuable learning for your organisation and even benefit society as a whole.       Why? Project monitoring and evaluation will certainly satisfy a healthy curiosity. It enables …

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Get Creative this Christmas

October might seem to early to start thinking about Christmas. Now is the opportune time to build, maintain and restore relationships.   I have put together five key steps in Creative Marketing and Relationship Building. Step 1. Create your Christmas Card List… If you didn’t get round to spring cleaning your database earlier in the year, then creating your Christmas card …

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It’s time for London’s hidden arts scene to shine

London is famously (and in some case infamously!) undergoing massive regeneration, with huge amounts of money being poured into the capital. The investment into arts and culture is less immediately obvious, with significantly less financial input. Massive investments of time, and energy are being made, with brilliant arts projects taking place…but in most cases the work is being carried out …

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Out of the box funding…

    Having studied arts management in 1999 and worked in the arts since 2005, I have enjoyed observing the changes in this sector. We have moved from an era where funding was more abundant than it is today and there was a need to promote the value of the arts. Now most people seem to understand the value of …

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The art of coaching

  Why does coaching as a style of management work so well? People thrive when they feel supported and safe. An effective coach will create a productive working environment and boost performance. Coaching as a style of management has the potential to transform your organisation.  An effective coach will:   1. Reward innovation and creativity. By eliminating a blame culture …

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How do we build a productive and creative team?

Is the attitude of your staff important to you? If yes, Henry Stewart, author of the Happy Manifesto suggests we recruit for attitude and train for skill. ‘Instead of qualifications and experience, recruit on attitude and potential ability’. While it may appear easy to set up a new ‘creative’ team with a positive working attitude, the real challenging question is …

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Are you missing a trick?

Many professionals possess specialist knowledge and skill. This means we can set ourselves up as experts in our field and deliver training. Often our biggest barrier is the event planning and management process.  However, planning a training event doesn’t have to be challenging. Considering the benefits of hosting training events, it is certainly worth the time and effort. Ten benefits …

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Make your projects a success

“As project manager you are more likely to be remembered for your failures rather than your successes.” Trevor L Young Project management has been called the ‘accidental profession’. However, the success of a project is by no means an accident. Now is the time for you to make your projects a success with Creative Training Hub’s 1-day training course: Introduction to Project …

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