Good News – We have confirmed that Member Societies still get a 10% discount on bookings at the Gatehouse – we will advise members if this changes.
Furthermore, subject to some paperwork (namely evaluation forms from prior events) we have agreed funding for the following groups:
Stafford Choral Society – grant request £1,000
Musical Theatre Stafford – grant request £700
Musical Youth Theatre Stafford – grant request £300
As of the meeting on the 10th of January we awarded grants of the following amounts to the following organisations:
Adbaston Community Concert Society £340
Stafford Folk Club £450
Stafford Players £700
Konnektiv Arts £995
Remember we have grants of up to £1000 available to member societies – details on our website
Having not been able to hold a meeting in October due to not being quorate the Committee yesterday met for the first time since the AGM in October.
We’re excited to have Interact Arts join our members – and we look forward to helping them with their remit to provide fun, informal learning activities in the community, for vulnerable young people and adults, using drama and activity-based workshops and projects to develop individuals and their communities.”
Stafford Art Group – http://stafford-art-group.webnode.com/ to help develop their programme of arts activities. You can find their 2017/18 Programme here
Tree of Life Project in conjunction with Staffordshire Women’s Aid to engage artists Helen Wilson, Mark Uttley and Hollie Uttley in a outdoor based art project to enhance the children’s outdoor play area at ForWard House.
Keep an eye out for updated form with details of the new committee members on – grants applied for using the old forms will not be accepted – please check you’re using the latest ones available. Stewart our secretary will be sending them out soon. He’s also the person to contact if you wish to put yourself forward to join the committee, or about anything else to do with SDAC- he can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org
Sorry for the delay in anyone waiting to hear from us in the last few months – but we’ve successfully had a meeting and can confirm the committee has agreed to fully fund the following grant applications:
- Adbaston Choral Society’s Autumn & Winter concerts
- Stafford Folk Dance Callers Forum
- Konnektiv Arts
a further application is having to be considered by e-mail but will be resolved asap.
We now have a new complement of money for the support of arts groups in the Stafford Borough – details of how to apply for grants are on our website
The council would like to thank the Sdub Cooperative (who have been working on the community wardrobe since 2014) in organising the sale that was held on July 8th 2017.
The sale attracted local community arts groups, school drama productions, inspiring maths teachers with plans to make the best algebra lesson ever, people hunting fancy dress items for parties, or dressing up boxes and general lovers of vintage clothes.
The sale worked on a pay-what-you-want donation system and raised £1325 that will be fed back to the SDAC funds to help future arts events in Stafford.
SDUB would also like to thank the Headmaster of the Chetwynd Center in her help with organising and preparing for this sale and the subsequent clear up.
There’s still time to get your grant application in before our next meeting on the 14th June – Just follow the directions on our website
Very happy to say after last night’s committee meeting grant cheques are on the way to There is No Planet B Stafford, Stafford Music Festival, Stafford Players Official & https://www.facebook.com/staffordchoralsocietyuk/ – We still have some money left for the arts community of Stafford so send in your grant forms ASAP – Details on our website.