Resources & Artist Spotlights

Explore below useful information covering a range of support for artists across art-forms including our calendar of external event and opportunities, information on funding bodies, networks, other creative organisations and much more – we do hope it’s a useful starting point and please do contact us via if you have resources to add.

You can also find out about the artists we work with. Our regular Artist Spotlights discuss artists creative practices, inspirations and share some practical career advice.



Not all activities listed are free, click on the link for more info.

If you spot something of interest to fellow creatives or have an opportunity you’d like us to add, drop us an email.

FEB 2024

Sheffield Doc Fest submissions
Deadline Fri 9 Feb
Sheffield Doc Fest welcome documentary films of all lengths and from all around the world, that wish to be considered for premiering as part of their 2024 official selection.

Factory Sounds 2024 Call out
Deadline Mon 12 Feb
Support of up to £1,000 for anyone based in Greater Manchester who’s creating something in music, whether as professional or amateur musicians, DJs, producers and promoters, label owners and manager.

Artsadmin: Creative Support Sessions
Online support sessions: February onwards
Artsadmin offers a unique and free one-to-one support service to UK-based artists working in contemporary performance, at any stage of their career.

Bradford Producing Hub: Leeds Creative Labs
Deadline: Mon 12 Feb
This latest edition of Creative Labs, in partnership with Bradford Producing Hub, will support up to 6 artists to collaborate with 6 academics to explore themes around health and mental wellbeing.

Writer Call Out Maya Productions Ltd
Deadline: Mon 19 Feb
Maya Productions are recruiting a Writer local to South Yorkshire to create a new piece of theatre.

Theatre Practitioner Call Out Maya Productions Ltd
Deadline: Mon 19 Feb
Maya Productions are recruiting a Theatre Practitioner local to South Yorkshire for Year 2 of a 2 year creative project working in housing schemes in Sheffield for people living with long-term mental health needs.

Waterloo Road Production Development Trainee Scheme
Deadline Fri 23 Feb, 17:00
Apply to be part of the 6 month paid programme that provides on-the-job training in junior roles for the next generation of talent in the scripted drama sector.  Build your skills through hands-on experience directly working on Waterloo Road. Traineeship available in the following departments: Props, Costume, Makeup, Post Production, Art, Assistant Directors, Camera, Sound Departments

MAR 2024

Z arts seed funding
Deadline: Sun 31 Mar
Z-arts is  looking for 2 artists who are making/want to make work for children and families in Greater Manchester. The support package include £1000 seed funding, studio space, mentoring, feedback and more.

The BFI Doc Society RAD (Research and Development) Fund
Early Development Feature Documentary Funding up to £10,000

These packs were commissioned for the Manchester Open 2022 but still remain relevant if you are looking for some advice or inspiration.

Trans Creative: MAKE Packs

Venture Arts: MAKE Pack

Fuse: MAKE Pack

Short Supply: MAKE Pack