Creative Dundee

CULTIVATE Information Session – October 2022

Little Green Repair Café, in Forfar. Photo by Jamie Dryden @proudofmypixels

At our CULTIVATE information session, we talked about the application process and answered your questions about our new series of commissions.

CULTIVATE is a regional leadership programme for creative practitioners and local communities to collaboratively explore and communicate new creative and collective responses to local climate change issues face by marginalised groups, across the Tay region.

You can now watch a recording of the presentation below, access a slide deck of what was presented, and read a summary of all the questions and answers shared afterwards, featured further down this post.

You can read more about the programme and how to apply in this application pack—all content is also accessible within a clear print application pack and large print application pack. The deadline for applications for the creative practitioner commissions is on Wed 16 November at 12noon. If you have any question after reading the pack or need support through the application process, please do get in touch:

Questions and answers:

Can you apply if you don’t live in the area?

Yes! We’ve specifically said “those who have made their life in the Tay region” to keep this open. Your connections with the region and/or area you want to apply for are more important to us than your postcode.

Are we expecting a proposal at the Stage 1 application?

No, we don’t want a set proposal at this stage. We simply want to hear about your skills, experiences, approaches, interests, motivations and existing work.

Should you approach the groups you are thinking of working with before submitting an application?

No, you don’t need to approach the groups you would like to work with before submitting your application for Stage 1. We want to hear about your interests in the programme and the chosen commission, and any existing connections you might have with the area and/or the groups you’d like to work with.

For the Filmmaker/Storyteller commission, is there extra funding for equipment and software?

Yes, the commissioned practitioners will be able to use the Access Budget (£10,000 between all the commissions) to pay for equipment, software, training, etc. Each practitioner will also have access to budgets for community engagement and production (£5,000 allocated per commission) and for collaboration with peers (£5,000 allocated per commission).

For the Filmmaker/Storyteller commission, what are the channels the created content will be shared on?

We already have a strong digital presence on social media platforms such as Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Vimeo and others, and we’re keen for the Filmmaker/Storyteller to develop content for these platforms. We’re also open to ideas such as local film screenings and activist campaigns..

If you have any questions regarding the programme, commissions or application process that are not answered in the above or in this application pack (also in clear print and large print), or want to discuss how your skills and experiences might fit one of the commissions, please get in touch:

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