Two types of funding: NPO (National Portfolio Organisation) could be the TATE or KARST.. Ocean Studios: RIO(real ideas studio) Bridge organisation funded by Arts Council to be a bridge between ace and perhaps schools or training etc, 4 years of funding. Have to have a fund raiser job doing admin not art! These are well established tract record. You are invited to have a conversation about applying. Built network. Proved and low risk.
Project Grants: no invite required. Individual, groups, immunities, educational establishment, artist led projects, libraries, small museums... Up to £15,000 and an over £15K to £100K. Still having to prove track record, established practice, public facing,
(the Clipper, raised money through community shares... potential for risk or dividend. Owned by Nudge) lots of people involved.
Introducing the live project
CAMP: Contemporary Art Plymouth.
Artist talks, community, travel bursaries,
TASK: to identify new rituals. How does it work, for members for shared experiences.
It is a community interest project... CIC. Key factor is that it has a group interest.
If your a CIC or limited company you have to publish accounts and be registered on companies house.
For CAMP the community interest is the members and not just making money, providing a service. Different profit margins and interest to the established art world. Still working for profit but it goes back to the community. Can still have paid employees. Working to be transparent and accountable. Different to a charity. More hands make light work etc, relationships, co-operative. (Worries in room about the nature of co-ops, too many cooks, too many meetings?)
One of its missions is to develop people’s skills...learning from each other...
Their are 8 directors who are currently not paid and 5 working groups.
This project is free labour for CAMP! But also live learning project for us!
Using Community Canvas tool... https://community-canvas.org
Trying to be a “mesh” network.
Looking at all there is to do, how is that maintained and managed?
Who does that work? How to do that without dropping some of the “balls” like purpose and values?
It is a parasite/symbiotic organisation. Using other’s venues and networks to grow and perform.
Net work for contemporary art, not arts.... broad network for producers, curators, art writers artist, creative practitioners.... there’s no list of not members.. paid membership of £60 and by self selection... no expectation to contribute but there is opportunity.
FOCUS FOR NEXT WEEK: continue to look at space on CANVAS (rules, roles, defining success, brand), looking for new rituals, address challenges