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BPH values the support and experience of our peers within the industry, and is able to pair organisations or individuals with mentors and experts to help support your development and growth.

Transforming Spaces Fund

Bradford Producing Hub has a small amount of funding available each year to help people and organisations in Bradford to develop new spaces that will support the live arts sector. We have £5,000 per year (£15,000 in total) and expect to distribute this in pots of around £2,500 each.


Projects funded through Transforming Spaces must be:
– specifically about supporting the development of new arts spaces in Bradford District (this can include moving or expanding premises)
– for spaces that will be used by / available to multiple artists / organisations for development, rehearsal and/or performance
– not about renovation, adaptation or fit out of existing arts spaces
– not a capital contribution/fund: it is an early stage development fund – to help contribute towards costs for feasibility, business planning, design, architects, legal, etc
– delivering on the need to help make more spaces available for Bfd creatives, as we heard so strongly the need for through our JCNA.

The fund is a one-off contribution and BPH won’t be able to contribute further financially to any of the projects supported, however we will support in other ways if we are able.

If you have a project that you think meets the above criteria, please send a brief summary of the project to and we will arrange to discuss it further with you.

Organisational or Individual Development and Mentoring

Bradford Producing Hub is able to pair organisations or individuals with mentors and experts to help support your development and growth. This can include things like:
– Business planning

– Career planning
– Artistic and Creative development
– Dramaturgy
– Specific specialisms, like Audience Development, Digital or Evaluation
– anything else that will help you develop your career or organisation in the field of Live Arts

It’s important to remember that these are mentoring opportunities – people with lots of expertise who can help you work through your next steps, but they are not going to do the job for you!

BPH will pay the mentors a fair rate, and has a database of mentors ready to go, but if you prefer you can also identify your own mentor and let us know who you’d like to work with.

If you have an area you need to develop and think a mentor would help, email with a brief summary of what you need and why, and we will get back to you.