Funding Masterclass with Emma Collins

Event Details


Online Session

Online Session

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Join Glasgow CAN and Emma Collins to learn how to find and successfully secure funding for your Participatory Arts Project.

Do you struggle to find funding for your creative projects? Maybe you don’t know where to start looking for sources of funding. Perhaps you’ve been unsuccessful with past funding applications and you don’t know why. Or maybe you want to brush up on your skills. In this interactive session, arts and charity consultant and coach, Emma Collins, will explore what funders are really looking for, how to make your application stand out, and how to make a convincing case for support to secure your funds during this challenging time. Emma has supported people to raise over £2.5million in grants and funding awards since 2017. Here she will help you to give your application the best chance of success. In this session Emma will also include resources for individual artist funds.

The event will last from 10am – 12.30pm on Thursday 16th September and there will be a comfort break half way through the event.

The training event is for practitioners and organisations working in participatory arts who are currently delivering projects online with communities or are perhaps in the process of planning a project.

Tickets are available for this event for Glasgow CAN members and non-Glasgow CAN members. The ticket price will vary depending on this and are pay-what-you-can. We do have a free ticket option available to those who would really benefit from this event but do not currently have the means to pay for training. Please only book one of these tickets if this is the case. Glasgow CAN is a small social enterprise and we rely on income from events such as these to sustain the organisation, especially during this difficult period. Thank you.

Access Information

The Zoom link will be sent to attendees in advance of the event. For any technical problems, please email

This event is for ages 16+ and will be held online. You will need a good internet connection and a laptop/computer/mobile device to join us.

There will be no more than 40 attendees and tickets are available on a first come first served basis. We encourage audience participation to ensure that you get the most you possible can out of the session. However at any point you are welcome to switch your camera and mic off to have a break from zoom.

If you have any specific access requirements please indicate when reserving a ticket and we will do our best to meet any requests. For example, we can arrange for a BSL interpreter if needed. Live AI generated captions are also available – please contact Jade Sturrock at if you would like this enabled.

Events will be recorded so please let us know in advance if you would not like to be featured in this.


Glasgow CAN tries to make our events as accessible as possible and his event is priced on a Pay-What-You-Can sliding scale. Glasgow CAN members receive a discount on the price of their ticket and it is free to become a member. If you are a Participatory artist or organisation working within Glasgow City please feel free to sign up on our website:

We can offer a limited number of FREE tickets to those experiencing financial hardship. Please be honest with yourself and your financial situation. If you reserve a free or lower priced ticket when you could afford to pay, it makes it harder for us to provide financial flexibility to those who need it. Glasgow CAN is a non-profit organisation and all ticket sales go towards sustaining our professional development programme.