Community Makers

£50,000 of funding available for Community Makers Awards​​

Reimagine Redditch wants the people of Redditch to decide on the creative activities and events they want to see in Redditch in Spring 2025, and to help make them happen with their communities. 

Through conversation with community stakeholders, local artists, partners, and organisations, we’ve discovered that many people have creative ideas but not the resources to make them happen. Community Makers invites Redditch residents to develop their own work that is relevant to their communities.

So whether you want to see a carnival, make theatre, browse an exhibition, develop a nature trail, or just see more activities in your community – this is your chance to be funded to create the Art you want in your community.

We are offering 5 x £10,000 awards to enable 5 co-created projects which bring together Redditch Artists and Community Organisations to collaborate on their own event, or series of activities which culminate in their own showcase event, by the end of March 2025.

How do I apply?

Applications must be made using the Application Form below and returning it to us (still in Word) by email to CommunityMakers@ReimagineRedditch.org by 5pm Wed 31 July.

Please read the Information Pack and example materials before you apply.

By prior arrangement only applications may be made by emailing us a link to download video or audio, no longer than 4 minutes in length, to cover the questions on the Application Form. Your email must also include your budget and Letter(s) of Support as attachment.

Timeline

01 JULY Applications Open
11 JULY Zoom Q&A session
16 JULY Drop-in Q&A session, Redditch Library
31 JULY 5pm Application closing deadline
W/C 12 & 19 AUG       Redditch Community Panel meets to review applications
BY 29 AUG All applicants informed of outcome
A photo of the audience at the Reimagine Redditch Colour Palette launch

Join us to find more

We really want to help you submit the best possible application so we are holding Q&A sessions in person and online so you can have a chat with us about your ideas.

  • Meet us on Zoom Thu 11 July 7pm-7.40pm.  (You must register for this session in advance by emailing us.)

  • Meet us in person at a drop-in session on Tue 16 July 11-2pm Redditch Library, Reception

Feel free to drop us an email with any questions at CommunityMakers@ReimagineRedditch.org

Good luck!

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This privacy policy explains who we are and where, why and how we collect and process information about you. Reimagine Redditch is an arts and culture programme hosted by Bromsgrove and Redditch Network (often known as BARN). Therefore, where data is shared with Reimagine Redditch it is also shared with BARN and is covered by BARN’s privacy policy. Read the privacy policy.