Need some funding to get your BDF19 event off the ground? Five Grassroots Awards of up to £1000 are now available
Outstanding community-driven activity is at the heart of the Brighton Digital Festival. That’s why, for the seventh year running, we’re looking to support a handful of event organisers through our Grassroots Awards.
This year’s Brighton Digital Festival runs from 12th - 25th October and five awards of up to £1000 are available for events that would be unlikely to take place without financial support. As always, we particularly welcome submissions from independent organisers that are community focused and
engage groups who are typically underrepresented in the festival.
When submitting your proposal, please consider the BDF manifesto, which outlines our ethos.
We are open to applications for any kind of activity, as long as it follows the guidance laid out here:
To apply, please email a short description of your proposed event identifying the following:
Your vision — What is your event? Why do you want to do it?
Your plan — What do you need to do to make it happen? When will this occur? What have you done already?
Your audience — Who is it for? How many people is it for? How will you market your event?
Your budget — What are your costs? What will this money pay for? What other sources of income do you have? (Please say whether these are expected or confirmed)
Proposals should be no more than two pages of A4 text and include relevant images and links.
NB We cannot continue to fund events that have received Grassroots funding before — if you have received funding from us in previous years, we will need to see a significant development in your activity. We are unlikely to support events that are looking to ‘top up’ funding received from other sources.
Deadline for proposals is Monday 9th September 2019 at 12 noon.
Please send all proposals to firstname.lastname@example.org
The successful submissions will be selected by:
• Katja Garood — Chief Design Officer, Brandwatch
• Laurence Hill — Director of Brighton Digital Festival
• Alli Beddoes — Artistic Director & CEO of Lighthouse
Successful applicants will be notified on Wednesday 11th September. For capacity reasons, we are unable to provide feedback on unsuccessful submissions.
Last year’s Grassroots Awarded Projects included a trans literary salon, a mini content conference, an immersive installation at The Spire, a mobile broadcast from Platform B and some tiny discos!