Welcome to Make Work: Bradford Producing Hub’s R&D and Grants opportunities for the creation of new work. 

Just R&D It is a £3,000 grant available to give people time to play, test, research and develop
ideas. We have two of these grants available.

Test It R&D is a £5,000 grant to support people to engage communities, work with focus groups, test work in front of invited audiences, and get feedback. We have two of these grants available.

Your Idea, Your Way is an £18,000 grant to support those great ideas that have been waiting for the right opportunity. The ideas that have bubbled away and need someone to believe in them to make them happen. We have 3 of these grants available.

More Information

Yes absolutely! We’re really keen to help artists to put in a strong application, here are some of the ways we’re doing that:

1) Make Work Information Session. Friday 1 Apri 12 pm to 1 pm on Zoom.

This will be an open group session where we will introduce you to the grants available, the eligibility criteria and the application process, and answer any questions you might have. Register here.

2) Independent Producer, Jenny Wilson is available to support artists: discussing people’s ideas, giving guidance from a producer perspective, helping answer questions, identifying areas that need strengthening. Advising on the application process, how to write your application, and reading and giving feedback. You can book a meeting with Jenny on this doodle poll.

If you have any questions or require any support please get in touch with us at hello@bdproducinghub.co.uk


You should be able to tick all of these:
At least one of the creative team has a strong connection to Bradford
The project will happen in and/or be performed in Bradford
It is about live arts and performance
It relates to a new work that has not been performed previously
Your idea is clear and achievable

→ Monday 21 March. Applications open, 7 weeks to apply.

→ Friday 1 April. Time: 12pm – 1pm.  Information session on zoom Register here.

→ Monday 9 May. Time: midnight. Application Deadline for R&Ds and Stage 1 Grants.

→ Monday 30 May. Latest date you will be notified: 

R&Ds – the final result of your application. Grants – If you have been invited to Stage 2.

→ Monday 20 June. Time: midnight. Application Deadline for Stage 2 Grants

→ Monday 4 July. Latest date you will be notified of the result of your Stage 2 Grant application.

→ From 11 July. Kick off meetings with successful projects.


Just R&D It

Test It R&D

Your Idea, Your Way

Feature image by Karol Wyszynski with Mike Auger, Naomi Tuzolana and Anil Bharath in Love in a Northern Town, by Liz Mytton.

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