The Gill Clarke Resources Fund - for low income dance practitioners

The Gill Clarke Resources Fund
This new fund provides dance artists on a low income with tangible resources they require for their professional development and research, such as books, journals, DVDs, or music.

The Gill Clarke Resources Fund was set up with the advance on royalties from the sales of Turn Your F^*king Head, a DVD resource about Deborah Hay’s Solo Performance Commissioning Project. It is named for Gill Clarke, one of the key artists who developed Independent Dance into the organisation it is today.
It was made possible by the generosity of Deborah Hay, and through the work of Fiona Millward and Becky Edmunds.

Initially, there will be three rounds:
31 July 2015, 12noon
30 November 2015, 12noon
31 March 2016, 12noon

The average award in the first round was £47.

Further information
The fund exists to allow you to purchase resources you would otherwise not have access to. Other ways you might be able to access research materials are:
If you are an alumna/alumnus of a HE institution, you might have access to their library.
If you are a current HE student, a SCONUL card allows many university library users to borrow or use books and journals at other libraries which belong to the scheme.
The British Library gives the general public access to its catalogue for demonstrable, highly specific research needs.

Closing date: 
Tuesday 17th November 2015
How to apply: 

Please read the guidance below carefully before applying.

The fund exists only through the generous donations of supporters. If you would like to contribute to the Gill Clarke Resources Fund, please contact us.

Guidance for applicants

Eligibility
The fund is open to dance artists on a low income who don’t have access to the resource(s) through other means, and who are based in the UK.
Those currently in education can apply if they are studying at M-level or above, provided they don’t have access to the resource through other means.

Application process
You can apply for materials of a value between £20 – £100. We expect to be able to fund three to six applications per round.
You can submit one application per round.
To apply please fill in the application form below and email it in Word or PDF format to info@independentdance.co.uk
Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

Decision making process
The ID team checks eligibility of all applications; all eligible applications are randomised and drawn out of a (figurative) hat until the total allocated budget is reached.
If the last application drawn tips the total over the budget, it is placed back in the ‘hat’ and the unspent funds are rolled over to the next round.

Successful applications
ID aims to contact successful applicants within 10 working days of the deadline.
ID will purchase the materials via Foyles bookstore (or alternative sellers if not available through Foyles) and arrange the delivery with you.
Delivery via Foyles is free; if the resource has to be ordered from elsewhere, shipping costs will be added to the award.

Reporting
If you are successful, we will discuss with you a date by which you will send us a reflection about your resource(s), to share with the wider community we are part of.
This can take whatever shape you think is appropriate – a book review, a one-word summary, a sample of something the material has inspired, a critique or a postcard with your three favourite passages…
(For inspiration, you could have a look at the reflections from the artists who took part in our mentoring project in 2014, which show the individual and varied approaches people took to sharing their thoughts.)

Opportunity type: 

How to apply

Please read the guidance below carefully before applying.

The fund exists only through the generous donations of supporters. If you would like to contribute to the Gill Clarke Resources Fund, please contact us.

Guidance for applicants

Eligibility
The fund is open to dance artists on a low income who don’t have access to the resource(s) through other means, and who are based in the UK.
Those currently in education can apply if they are studying at M-level or above, provided they don’t have access to the resource through other means.

Application process
You can apply for materials of a value between £20 – £100. We expect to be able to fund three to six applications per round.
You can submit one application per round.
To apply please fill in the application form below and email it in Word or PDF format to info@independentdance.co.uk
Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

Decision making process
The ID team checks eligibility of all applications; all eligible applications are randomised and drawn out of a (figurative) hat until the total allocated budget is reached.
If the last application drawn tips the total over the budget, it is placed back in the ‘hat’ and the unspent funds are rolled over to the next round.

Successful applications
ID aims to contact successful applicants within 10 working days of the deadline.
ID will purchase the materials via Foyles bookstore (or alternative sellers if not available through Foyles) and arrange the delivery with you.
Delivery via Foyles is free; if the resource has to be ordered from elsewhere, shipping costs will be added to the award.

Reporting
If you are successful, we will discuss with you a date by which you will send us a reflection about your resource(s), to share with the wider community we are part of.
This can take whatever shape you think is appropriate – a book review, a one-word summary, a sample of something the material has inspired, a critique or a postcard with your three favourite passages…
(For inspiration, you could have a look at the reflections from the artists who took part in our mentoring project in 2014, which show the individual and varied approaches people took to sharing their thoughts.)

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