DIY TOO: A beginner’s guide to making a DIY artist-led project
LOW PROFILE’s contribution to the 2015 publication DIY TOO, is a beginners guide to making a DIY artist led project with the aim of sharing some useful things that we have learned about running artist led projects, to better equip others who feel like they have the energy and time to roll up their sleeves and get DIY’ing.
Applying to Arts Council England’s Grants for the Arts Programme: an unofficial guide
Producer, director and dramaturg Simon Day wrote an excellent guide for Theatre Bristol on writing funding applications. Although aimed at theatre makers, the advice included is very relevant for all involved in DIY artist-led activity
Artists Access to Empty Spaces: Fact Sheet
As convener of the Artists Access to Empty Space event in March 2015, Hannah Jones (LOW PROFILE & Plymouth College of Art) compiled a mega useful factsheet about using empty spaces for arts activity
Hunt & Darton Cafe Toolkit
Artist duo and successful Cafe proprietors Hunt & Darton published an essential toolkit in 2016 on the topic of setting up, securing and running a pop-up arts project on the High Street – including advice on talking to estate agents, pitching your project, licensing and other logistical details.
ACE Grants for the Arts – application CHEATSHEET
Fundraising: What you need to know
With support from the Doing Digital project at Plymouth College of Art, I have produced a series of videos around understanding different aspects of fundraising.
7 things artists could learn from board game Kickstarters
Jamey Stegmaier’s Kickstarter Lessons
Kickstarter aficionado Jamey Stegmaier has written extensively about planning, setting up, running, promoting and delivering Kickstarter projects. Although written for an audience interested in running boardgame projects, this is a MUST READ for anyone thinking of embarking on a crowdfunded project.
Rachel Dobbs is one half of LOW PROFILE, an artist, educator and tinkerer based in Plymouth, UK. Rachel runs workshops for students, arts practitioners and communities on creative approaches to crowdfunding and DIY artist-led activity – contact me for more details.