REVEAL: BPOC Heritage Project Grant Scheme

Organisation: Writing Our Legacy
Deadline: 01/11/23
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In 2023, £15,000 in grants will be made available to BPOC artists, creatives, heritage practitioners, community groups and other Sussex-based organisations, inviting the local community to design and deliver work or projects that explore the history of Brighton Dome and its culturally diverse heritage. BPOC stands for ‘Black people, People of Colour’ and is a self-identifying term.

Part of Brighton Dome and Brighton Festival’s Heritage Takes Centre Stage Project with funding from National Lottery Heritage Fund

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From 8 September 2023, applications will be accepted for microgrants of £500-750 for individuals on their own and grants of £1k to £3k for groups, organisations or collaborations of artists, researchers, creatives or heritage practitioners.

A community grants panel made up of Brighton’s heritage leaders and practitioners, supported by Writing Our Legacy, will decide on the applications  – the group has designed and delivered the grants scheme, following various consultation discussions with a wider group of BPOC heritage representatives.

Projects, relating to Brighton Dome heritage, can cover a wide range of subjects including:

  • Diaspora heritage
  • Food & Music
  • Spoken word & Film
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • LGBTQ+
  • Disability
  • Local community
  • Families
  • Children and young people

Some key topics in Brighton Dome’s Heritage project are:

  • Brighton Dome as the site for the Indian Soldier’s Hospital in WW1
  • Performance history – the first festival in 1967, Abba Eurovision win in 1974, Legendary performers like Bowie, Hendrix, Stevie Wonder and more link to ‘Our Greatest Hits’ Heritage page for more ideas
  • Architectural details
  • Riding stables and the Prince Regent era
  • Suffragette action at Brighton Dome

Projects could entail new art or heritage creative work, events, activities, exhibition, performance or digital output.  The project will be delivered by February 2024 at the very latest, with a September or October start date.

Proposals will:

  • Enable BPOC artists to apply for commissions to engage with Brighton Dome’s Heritage timeline – and to generate their own creative responses
  • Uplift the profile of BPOC Heritage stories and open up new conversations
  • Showcase the creative responses online and through at least 1 live event
  • Raise awareness of Brighton Dome’s Heritage through reaching into wider BPOC communities

The deadlines are as follows:

  • Rolling applications accepted for microgrants of £500-750 max
  • Groups/organisations/collaborations can apply for £1-3k by 1 October.

For more information please follow this link.

Organisation: Writing Our Legacy
Deadline: 01/11/23
Apply Online