ROH Culture Change Programme
This free programme is designed to support small business and individuals involved in the creative industries.
The Culture Change business support programme is being offered by the Royal Opera House. This programme is designed to help small to medium sized creative or cultural organisations and companies, as well as micro-businesses and sole traders/freelancers, to become more sustainable both financially and environmentally. It is being offered free to any CCI based in the eastern region (Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex, Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire or Bedfordshire) and includes one to one tailored advice to those who sign up – something that is rarely available to small organisations, let alone individuals, but is available free through this programme. It also enables companies and practitioners to network with each other and to develop a relationship with the ROH and High House Production Park, of which Thurrock Music Service is now a part.
Full details of the programme can be found at www.roh.org.uk/about/culture-change, which includes a link to all the events which can then be booked direct through Eventbrite. But I'd particularly like to flag up three events happening in the next few weeks:
Thursday 8th May: Seminar in Norwich on environmental action planning at the Open Centre, 1.30-5.30 (Open is only a 10 minute walk from Norwich station). Environmental action plans are increasingly a requirement of funding bodies offering grants, and could help organisations save money.
Wednesday 21st May: Workshop here at the Backstage Centre, Purfleet, on the Creative Employment Programme, with information on how to apply for funding to support the employment of creative apprentices or paid interns aged 16-24
Wednesday 4th June: Conference here at the High House Production Park: "Growth and Funding Opportunities for Creative Industries" - This conference will be really practical with interesting speakers, information about funding and investment, and workshops covering a wide variety of topics to help small creative businesses build their profile.