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Culture 101 – a new development programme for ethnically diverse women in Bradford


Bradford Producing Hub (BPH) in partnership with Cultural Ecology Project (CEP) are delighted to launch Culture 101,  a 6-month arts administration and management training programme of masterclasses, mentoring and work experience for 15 Bradford-based women from ethnically diverse backgrounds who want to work in the creative industries. 

There is a big disparity in the people of Bradford and the artistic output, cultural leadership, existing skills set and arts engagement. And in the current pandemic induced environment, it is becoming increasingly difficult for emerging and established practitioners to maintain a sustainable career.  We want to change that! 

Culture 101 was initially planned to be delivered face to face, but with the 3rd lockdown extended until March we will proceed with the course online via Zoom. We are also planning to create safe spaces for people to meet and work face to face when the national guidance allows. Deadline for applications 26 March at 5 pm.

Culture 101 is funded by the European Social Fund and the Education and Skills Funding Agency, and supported by the Local Enterprise Partnership.  

Course Topics

• Arts fundraising; where’s the money and how do I access it?

• Dramaturgy, how best to tell the story

• Arts admin; setting up a cultural sector enterprise.  

• Audience development and Creative Engagement; how do I reach more people with art?

• Freelancing as an artist. Do’s and don’ts

• Advertising and Marketing; How do I publicise an event? 

• Basics of Publishing and Licensing

• Arts career; where do I fit in to the sector? What further training and/or job opportunities are there?

• Creative Placemaking – how can culture and art transform the city.

Eligibility Checklist

✔  This programme is designed for women in or from Bradford and anyone who identifies as female, including trans women and non-binary.  *

✔  People from the African diaspora, South, East or South East Asian diaspora, or ethnically diverse.

✔  D/deaf, disabled and/or neurodivergent people from these communities

✔  Unemployed while taking the course, as requested by our funding partner ESF Community Grants **

✔  Early career artists, administrators, producers or other practitioners, and people looking to change careers are all welcome. 

✔  Commitment to attending the full course. We understand that you may have other commitments and personal responsibilities and will do our best to support you with these.

* BPH understands our descriptors are part of our identity therefore you individually may identify with these terms or you may not.

** We are continuing to identify additional funding for this programme, which would enable us to open up places for women who don’t meet the ‘Unemployed’ criteria, either for this group or in the future. If you have some employment and feel you would benefit from this training, we would encourage you still to apply and we will be in touch to let you know whether we are able to offer you a place.

The Course in a Nutshell

• Course dates: March to September 2021

• 8 x 4 hour workshops with expert art sector practitioners, across various venues in Bradford. 

• Tailored mentoring with a sector leader that meets participants individual needs.

• 4 x visits to Bradford’s leading Cultural sector organisations

• 2 x group visits to shows/events in Bradford

Course Aims

• Develop professional skills that are industry focused

• Develop a diverse pool of culture sector role models

• Develop a network of arts specialist mentors

• Provide industry specific (paid) work experience and training opportunities .

• Create a sustainable infrastructure for continuing professional and personal development for Bradford artists

To apply for this course please follow the button below. If you require any support filling this application please contact us on [email protected]

Deadline for applications 26 March at 5 pm

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