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How to write funding applications for art therapists and community artists - NEW COURSE

This course is designed to support professional art therapists and community artists/artists in residence to create and fund their own projects. You will learn how to deliver your work to a vulnerable community (at no cost to them) whilst being paid for your skills and expertise. We will explain how to partner with existing organisations, assess need, design a project, find potential funders, complete application forms, and how to publicise the work you’re doing.

Saturday 23rd April 2022

10:00am - 16:00pm


Delivered via Zoom, information for the day & invite to join will be sent once booking has closed

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**This course is open to all trainee and qualified art therapists, and including community artists

from the UK and Internationally**

Are your potential clients able to access art therapy quickly through traditional means if they can’t afford to pay? Would your local community benefit from ‘art on prescription’? Art therapists are tasked with finding ever-more creative ways in which to create their own work, fulfil their professional aims and respond to the needs in their community. As more funding becomes available to meet the mental health needs of our communities, now is the time to equip ourselves with the skills to deliver our work where it is most needed.


This course will include a presentation on innovative ways of fundraising as well as more established methods, including current and past projects as examples, video project evidence and feedback from participants. Break-out rooms will be used for discussion, practicing using a funding app, sharing skills, thinking about gaps in provision, and identifying potential areas for further consideration. How to identify and prove the need for your work - how to partner with other organisations - how to find funding - alternatives to grant funding - how to fill in the application form -larger funds and commissioning – linking with larger organisations.


Sue Hamilton-White is a qualified Art Psychotherapist and founder of Untapped, a non-profit organisation dedicated to relieving suffering in vulnerable young people using Art Psychotherapy and Arts in Health initiatives. Their main focuses are delivering funded individual and group AT in schools, and artist residencies with community groups, e.g. Childrens hospices. She also works part-time as an AT in CAMHS inpatients, and in other specialist education settings. Untapped recently stated a campaign petitioning government to fund more AT in schools and education (CAUSE), and raise awareness about the benefits of art therapy to CYP. Untapped recently received funding from The Local Connections Fund (Big Lottery) to increase the impact of the org., and are currently consulting with young people in order to devise an Art Therapy offer local to Christchurch, Dorset.


Vivienne Gibbons is a qualified Art Psychotherapist 2016 –has had 6 successive years of funded practice in a 3rdsector organisation in Leeds, running a community based art psychotherapeutic practice for Adults aged 18+ - The Art Room @... She has experience of applying for funding from different sources and levels from local Housing Advisory Panel funding (which initially fund her trainee work placement as a pilot project), to Community Foundation, CCG funding and currently commissioned work through Leeds City Council and Live Well Leeds.

Additional Information:

Please Note:

Booking closes 1-week prior to start date. Information and link to join the day will be sent once booking has closed.


BAAT Member: £35.00

Non-BAAT Member: £195.00


Please create a Free Booking Account if you don't have one or are not a member, here:


Employer Funded places for members or non-members, please download a course booking form here: Invoice Request Form - Course Booking Form.docx

Completed Booking Forms (with purchase order number and BAAT booking account number), please email to:


Please Note: We do not accept employer funded bookings without an employer purchase order.


Convenors: Vivien Gibbons & Sue Hamilton-White

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