Money Bootcamp comes to Ely – People in Arts need to read this!!

Money Bootcamp comes to Ely – People in Arts need to read this!!

Have a great idea for an arts project, but don’t know how to get it funded? Book for the Money Bootcamp now.

Market Place offers a full day of intensive high-quality training and mentoring for artists, arts and community organisations with an ambition to raise funds for an arts project. We work with projects at all stages, from those with just an idea to those with established reputation seeking to try new ways to reach new audiences.
Money Bootcamp will help you refine your idea and develop your funding bid and pitch. You will have the opportunity to make new contacts, share and test ideas with the experts and other participants, learn from the experiences of other arts organizations working with communities.
As part of the Money Bootcamp there will be a Community Soup at lunch with a chance for four arts projects to pitch for £500.  The winner will be chosen by popular vote at the end of the day. If you are interested in pitching on the day, please email a description of your idea (up to 150 words) to Kate Hall at by noon on 29 February. The arts projects have to take place in Fenland and Forest Heath.
We are grateful to Tesco PLC for supporting our Community Soup.
Thanks to Arts Fundraising and Philanthropy support and contribution from Market Place we are able to offer the day for a fee of:

  • £20 and £10 for any additional ticket bought at the same time
  • £15 for those, who live or work in Fenland or Forest Heath, and £10 for any additional ticket bought at the same time

All prices include VAT.
How to Book
Please book via ADEC Box Office by calling 01353 616991 (Monday – Friday 10am-4pm) or email to make a reservation – leaving contact details for booking confirmation to be completed. We offer in person/telephone and credit card bookings.


Money Bootcamp is a one day intensive training in arts fundraising. We are delighted to welcome our speakers who will be working with you to make sure that your funding application bid is complete to its maximum by the end of the day. The programme includes short presentations followed by a circuit of group work sessions led by the experts. You will be able to develop your idea to include the project plan, selected target audience, an evaluation plan, a list of potential partners, as well as identify key funders you want to approach.
The speakers and group work facilitators on the day include:
BootPeterPeter Thornton
A highly respected, versatile and credible senior arts and cultural professional with over twenty five years’ experience delivering quality results across public and private sectors. Peter originally trained as secondary school teacher, has lectured in Higher Education and still frequently delivers cultural management training courses in the UK and Internationally. He uses excellent relationship building skills to develop and maintain sound and robust partnerships and consistently approaches difficult challenges with a practical, hands-on and creative approach. He worked for many years within the arts funding system and was an Executive Director for Arts Council England. He now works as a freelance project manager and consultant.
Emily Bradfield
Emily Bradfield is an experienced Grants and Community Engagement Manager, working at Cambridgeshire Community Foundation processing/assessing grant applications from voluntary and community groups across Cambridgeshire and beyond, and presenting them to donor panels.  She has in depth knowledge on what makes a ‘good’ funding application.  She also works as Community Learning Manager at Cambridge Community Arts and is a part-time lecturer in Arts and Festivals Management at De Montfort University, Leicester, where she recently graduated with an MSc in Cultural Events Management.  She is particularly interested in ‘arts and health’ and has published her research into the impact of community arts participation on well-being.  She has also published a chapter on the Mexican Day of the Dead, in Focus on World Festivals.
BootLornaLorna Owen, New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich
Lorna currently works as Administration and Human Resources Manager at the New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich, having previously worked for the Mercury Theatre, Colchester. In addition to this role, Lorna also works in a freelance capacity providing administration and funding support to arts organisations, and is currently working with Frozen Light Theatre Company, who specialise in making and touring theatre for individuals with profound and multiple learning disabilities (PMLD). Lorna has a keen interest in new and emerging theatre and has helped many theatre companies and individuals with advice on proposal writing for funding applications.
BootNathenNathan Jones, ADeC
Nathan is an experienced project manager, event manager and music practitioner. His strength lies in bringing partners together to design and deliver successful projects. Nathan has 15 years arts development experience leading community projects and supporting local arts groups. Nathan is a qualified teacher, an accredited trainer for NCFE and Arts Award adviser trainer.
BootKateKate Hall, Market Place Project Director
Kate has developed a diverse career in theatre running her own company Jumped Up Theatre, working for a number of organisations, from the Royal Shakespeare Company to Manchester Royal Exchange, in a range of roles from Assistant Director to Education Officer. Kate has also managed venues and delivered workshops in schools. For the past three years she has been running audience development projects in Peterborough – including being the lead partner for their Creative People & Places programme. Her career may have shifted from rehearsal rooms, but the heart of her work is still the same: audiences.
BootElenaElena Shampanova, Market Place Marketing and Audience Development Manager
Elena’s background is in cross-cultural communication, PR and marketing for non-profits, and arts management. From 2003 she worked as Arts Project Manager and later Head of Marketing and Communications for British Council Russia. There she developed a deep insight into cultural industries in Russia and the UK together with a diverse network of arts professionals in both countries. Her interests lie in community arts projects, creative industries and their contribution to local economies, and arts provision for children and young people.

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