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Artists Making Applications

Thursday, 24 October 2019
6 – 8pm

Back by popular demand! A hands on workshop looking into writing compelling applications and ways to avoid common pitfalls.

Whether it be creating clear and convincing proposals or well thought-through and engaging applications, working out how to write about your work when applying for funding or opportunities is essential.

This practical workshop is aimed at artists and other creative practitioners and will be dedicated to improving skills when presenting ideas. As part of the session we will look at common mistakes and share top tips. Feel free to bring printed copies of successful and unsuccessful applications and proposals for the group to unpack and collectively learn from.

Spaces on this workshop are limited and booking is essential. To book e-mail Ania at

Workshop Facilitators

Ania Bas is an artist and arts project programmer who works across text, performance, publishing and social engagement to create situations that support dialogue and exchange. Through her work Bas explores ways of working, making and thinking together that can challenge modes of participation, bring together people from diverse communities and make art relevant in everyday life. Her work has been commissioned by the Tate, Whitechapel Gallery, Art on the Underground, Radar, Yorkshire Artspace. Bas is a co-founder of The Walking Reading Group.

She is Open School East Alumni (2013- 2014) and Faber Academy Alumni (2018). She is EOP and Public programmer at Eastside Projects.

Ruth Claxton is an artist and organiser. Her work has been presented nationally and internationally by galleries and projects including Ikon Gallery, Site Santa Fe, Spike Island, Whitechapel Gallery, Situations and the Guangzhou Triennial. She has work in the Arts Council Collection, and in 2012 she won the Arts Foundation’s Yoma Sasburg Sculpture Fellowship.

She is a founding Director of Eastside Projects where she works alongside Gavin Wade to lead the organisation. She has been instrumental in the design and development of programmes including ESP and The Syllabus and has co-curated projects including Sculpture Show (2009), Achaintre, Barker, Channer (2012), Samara Scott: Silks (2015), Birmingham Show(2015), Production Show (2016-18) and mix rice: Migrating Flavours(2018).