Advice Sessions // Writing Funding Applications with Maggie Broadley

23 June 2021

Maggie Broadley explores the often daunting prospect of financing creative activities.

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Writing Funding Applications with Maggie Broadley
23rd June*
10:30 - 11:30am
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 (Please note this event has been rescheduled! Booking is still open!)

There are many approaches to financing creative activities.  Whether you are a ‘beginner’ or have had some experience of applying for funding, it can be a daunting prospect pulling together the information you need.  Using experience gained over almost 20 years as both a creative practitioner and someone involved in supporting artists and makers, Maggie will talk about what you should consider before deciding to apply for funding, cover key elements that funders look for in any application for support and provide information and signposting to sources of support that can help you make informed choices about how to approach supporting your creative practice or project.

  • Applying for funding - are you ready?
  • Know what you want to say
  • Know your facts and figures
  • Know how to ‘sell’ yourself
  • Know your funder
  • Know how to show the difference funding will make


Maggie M. Broadley

A graduate of the Ceramics Department of the Glasgow School of Art, I have developed a broad perspective on the value of creativity to Scotland’s cultural, economic and social life.

 As the sole fundraiser for West Kilbride Craft Town, I secured capital and revenue funding (£2m), managed a major capital project involving the renovation and redevelopment of a community owned asset, won a Creative Scotland Creative Place Award,  successfully launched The Barony Centre,  received funding from Creative Scotland to co-produce and curate exhibitions, managed a craft retail outlet and café whilst supporting 9 craft studio tenants

I have been involved in reviewing and assessing funding applications for 15 years, including my current role with DG Unlimited, as an advisor to VACMA South of Scotland, as a member and Vice Chair of Ayrshire LEADER and as a volunteer Director of North Ayrshire Ventures Trust.

 I have also had recent experience of successfully applying for funding to VACMA, Ayrshire - another perspective altogether!


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