The funds for the Training and Professional Development Programme have now been allocated. Please join the Arts and Culture mailing list and follow us on social media so you always get notifications and updates on future funding and other creative industries, arts and culture training and professional development opportunities here: www.westwayarts.org

Training and Professional Development is one of our priorities to enable cultural leaders, community arts workers, artists, creative practitioners, and other professionals working to advance the arts, creativity and culture, opportunities to develop their professional practice.

The intended outcomes are to increase work of excellence within local arts and culture and to develop a sustainable creative and entrepreneurial ecology in North Kensington.

In May 2019 we piloted our Training & Professional Development Fund to support self-defined activity that will develop knowledge and skills and increase opportunities.

Funded beneficiaries included; a freelance writer and journalist receiving mentoring and training to extend her work into radio broadcasting; a community arts leader receiving coaching and training in business development and strategic planning; A community artist and leader undertaking bespoke fundraising and project management training; An arts practitioner and workshop leader attending an accredited counselling skills course.