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Funding for Innovation for Creative and Cultural Enterprises on 22 September in Brighton

5 August 2015, Nina Douglas

Does your creative or cultural enterprise need funding? Gain the tools you need to succeed in a workshop by Golant Media Ventures on 22 September. This event is part of the Brighton Digital Festival and presented in association with Culture24, who are running the Let's Get Real conference on 23 September. Finding funding is not just a matter of applying for the right grant. To make the case...


Creative enterprises learn about funding for innovation in Manchester

16 July 2015, Sophia Woodley

If you missed this event then we have two more coming up. Join us in London on 11 September or in Brighton on 22 September. We took to the rails last week and headed to Manchester to run an event on funding for innovation for creative enterprises. It was hosted by Digital Innovation at Manchester Metropolitan University. Their base of operations, The Shed, was a great venue to discuss collab...


Arts venues and producers share challenges to getting value from data

15 July 2015, Sophia Woodley

The heat was no barrier to our round-table discussion on getting value from data in the arts... Thanks to everyone who attended from the Bush Theatre, Hackney Empire, Improbable, Live Art Development Agency, the Royal Shakespeare Company, Siobhan Davies Dance, The Space and Unicorn Theatre. Challenges brought to the table included:• How to gather data when you don’t present work in your own ...


Funding and support to help unlock the hidden value in arts, culture and heritage enterprises

23 June 2015, Patrick Towell

Last year we were lucky enough to work with the Intellectual Property Office (IPO) to look at how small to medium enterprises in the UK could better trade in – or raise finance using – their intangible assets. When we did this study for them, we included the creative industries as a whole – and within that the cultural sector. Cultural organisations – in which we include the arts, culture and...


Funding for innovation for creative enterprises in Manchester on 9 July

19 June 2015, Nina Douglas

Does your creative enterprise need funding? Gain the tools you need to succeed in a workshop by Golant Media Ventures, in collaboration with Manchester Metropolitan University, on 9 July. Finding funding is not just a matter of applying for the right grant. To make the case, you need to demonstrate that you have a viable business model. And if you’re combining funding from different sources – ...


The godsend of R&D tax credits

4 June 2015, Patrick Towell

Hands up if you have in your work… • Managed to solve complex technical or scientific challenges for the first time even though a number of your ‘experts’ disagreed on how• Wondered if you would ever get to a half decent resolution of a bundle of unexpected problems you all discovered along the way• Got to the end and realised that you’ve all spent a lot more time and money on it than you ever...


Funding for innovation for creative enterprises 9 July

2 June 2015, Sophia Woodley

Does your creative enterprise need funding? Gain the tools you need to succeed in a workshop by Golant Media Ventures, in collaboration with Manchester Metropolitan University, on 9 July. Finding funding is not just a matter of applying for the right grant. To make the case, you need to demonstrate that you have a viable business model. And if you’re combining funding from different sources – ...


Cinegi in LA

20 May 2015, Mandy Berry

I was in Los Angeles at the end of April where Golant Media Ventures’ spin-out company Cinegi was showcased at TIF-IN LA – the Technology Innovators Forum. Cinegi was selected by UKTI to be one of the group of innovative creative-tech businesses to take part in this forum attended by the top names from the UK and US creative and technology sectors. This was the fourth edition of TIF-...


SME Instrument - your route to European funding?

18 March 2015, Sophia Woodley

Don't European funding calls require you to put together international partnerships across several different European countries? Sometimes, but not always! The Horizon 2020 SME Instrument funding call is a very exciting opportunity for a single company to put in a bid for funding. As the name suggests, it's aimed at EU small-to-medium enterprises which are aiming to develop innovative new prod...


Arts Impact Fund launched

11 March 2015, Sophia Woodley

Very excited to hear today's news - the launch of the Arts Impact Fund, which will provide £7 million in social investment to arts organisations in England. As Helen Goulden, the Executive Director of Nesta's Innovation Lab, writes, "the need and appetite for other forms of finance in the arts has been growing for some time now" due to cuts in national and local funding. But this programme is ...


Technology for Marketing and Advertising 2015

26 February 2015, Sophia Woodley

Yesterday I had a great visit to the Technology for Marketing and Advertising exhibition at Kensington Olympia. The hall was packed and the queues for talks were intense - proving what a valuable resource the event is for anyone wanting to stay at the cutting-edge of a fast-changing sector Customer insight and data analytics were key themes this year. Understanding customers better leads to ...


Last Monday's event on funding for innovation

23 February 2015, Sophia Woodley

Thank you to everyone who attended and spoke at our event last Monday on funding for innovation in the Creative Industries! We had an energising and enlightening morning in the spectacular setting of the Digital Catapult Centre, overlooking the spires of St. Pancras. Highlights included Rosa Wilkinson of the Intellectual Property Office making a case for the essential role of IPR management in...


Funding for innovation in the creative industries: free workshop 16 February

25 January 2015, Sophia Woodley

(This event has taken place already. For our thoughts and reflections on the day, click here.) Join Golant Media Ventures, in collaboration with the Digital Catapult Centre, on 16th February for a free workshop on funding for innovation in the creative industries. Finding funding is not just a matter of applying for the right grant. As well as helping you find the right opportunities, the wor...


Protecting your assets

22 January 2015, Matthew Hives

Starting a business or running a trust? Tempted to put-off protecting your Intellectual property? Matthew Hives, from One Stop IP, explains why you need to think again! Intellectual property impacts our lives on a daily basis, countless times even before we have brushed our teeth in the mornings. The products we use, the music we listen to, the websites we visit, are all likely to have ...


Innovation Vouchers from Innovate UK

20 January 2015, Sophia Woodley

Digital innovation is not easy - and neither is finding the money to pay for it. But it may be easier than you think. This month we’re running a series of articles on some of the opportunities out there for arts and culture organisations, with a focus on non-traditional funding sources that you may not have been aware of, or realised that your organisation was eligible for. Innovate UK is the ...


€500,000 per annum for European Platforms

20 January 2015, Sophia Woodley

Would you like an opportunity to forge closer ties with other European creative and cultural organisations? Creative Europe is offering funding for pan-European partnerships through its European Platform programme. The aim is to “promote new and emerging talent though co-development, co-production and programming” across national boundaries. Highlighted in particular is a clear vision for audi...


New funding and business models - free seminar on 29th January at Somerset House

12 January 2015, Sophia Woodley

Thank you to all those who braved the cold weather to come out last week! We are holding another event on Monday 16 February which will cover the wider context of the creative industries, including arts & culture. You can find out more and sign up for this event here. Join Golant Media Ventures on 29th January for a free seminar on new funding and business models for arts, culture and he...


New year - new funding and business models

12 January 2015, Sophia Woodley

The start of 2015 is a good time to look forward to new opportunities and projects. But innovation and creativity require investment - so, if you work in the creative industries, this is also the time to think about innovative funding sources and business models. Over the next month, both on this blog and on Twitter, we'll be guiding you through some of the alternative funding opportunities ...


Making your content work harder for you -free event on 4th December at Somerset House

24 November 2014, Sophia Woodley

Arts and cultural organisations are always being asked to do more with less. In a time of shrinking or static grants, it’s no longer possible to rely on ticket sales and individual donors for support. It’s time to consider innovative ways of making your creative content work for you. Join Golant Media Ventures for a free seminar on this topic, from 4pm to 6pm on 4th December, at Somerset House ...


Golant Media Ventures announces collaboration with GrowthAccelerator

24 November 2014, Sophia Woodley

Golant Media Ventures announces an innovative new collaboration with GrowthAccelerator which will make it easier for eligible arts and cultural organisations to access leadership and management development training. The scheme brings Golant’s expertise in the arts and cultural sector to GrowthAccelerator as well as bringing these organisations a new source of support for their enterprise work. ...