Monday, July 15, 2024

Metal: Future Station Meeting

Future Station Image4 September

18.00 start, with 3 minute wonders from 19.00

Free, and all are welcome

If you have a great idea for an arts project and are looking for a way to finance it and bring it into life, come along to Metal at Edge Hill Station on Wednesday 4 September for their quarterly Future Station meeting when they will be holding a practical session on fundraising with Metal’s Artistic Director Colette Bailey with a presentation by the classical guitar duo the Katona Twins. All meetings are FREE and open to all.

If you are an artist, musician, performer or work in an organisation involved in arts related activity or you are generally interested in art, Metal’s Future Station meeting is a great opportunity not only to meet other artists and like minded people but also to learn all the practicalities on how you can find a fund for your own arts project.

The Arts Council has committed to invest £1.9 billion of public money from government and an estimated £1.1 billion from the National Lottery between 2010 and 2015 in arts and cultural experiences that enrich people’s lives. After 1 July 2013 though the Arts Council Grants for the Arts has gone through some changes, which include the application process, the assessment procedure and a rise of the threshold for small grants from £10,000 to £15,000.

During the session we will be going through the Arts Council fundraising opportunities and the changes regarding the Grants for the Arts application procedure.

Please feel most welcome to drop in to the Future Station session on fundraising to learn something new, useful and practical, or just come from 7pm to hear 3 minute wonders from local artists and performers from a range of different backgrounds including visual art, music and film, followed by a presentation and discussion with the talanted classical guitarists the Katona Twins who will be sharing their artistic experience with us. Born in communist Hungary and studied in Budapest, Frankfurt and at the Royal Academy of Music in London, Peter and Zoltán Katona have won numerous prizes, both individually and together. The brothers have played in the major concert venues throughout the world including performances at Carnegie Hall, the Konzerthaus in Vienna, the Tchaikovsky Concert Hall in Moscow, the Suntory Hall in Tokyo, and the Philharmonie in Berlin. Currently the Katona Twins live in Liverpool.

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The Future Station meeting will end as usual with an opportunity to network, meet some lovely people and to share some delicious food.

Please RSVP if you plan to attend

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Metal, Edge Hill Train Station, L7