Bid Writing Workshops


Eight workshops are taking place across the UK during October 2017 to support teams applying for funding for Creative R&D clusters with briefings, extended Q&A and workshops through the Creative Industries Clusters Programme.


These workshops will provide information on the practical detail of prospective Creative R&D Partnerships including expectations of management arrangements and the resources required to support a successful Creative R&D Partnership.

As well as receiving information from the Creative Industries Clusters Programme team with a full Q&A session, attendees will have the opportunity to attend workshops on topics:

  • Programme Design
  • Creating and Maintaining Partnerships
  • Governance and Evaluation

Important note on workshops: Each delegate will only be able to attend one workshop, they will run simultaneously. Please bring additional colleagues to attend the other workshops (to a max of 5 per organisation).


Who should attend?

Prospective applicants from potential Creative R&D clusters who will be involved in writing the application for the programme, including:

  • Principal Investigators
  • Research Development Professionals & Practitioners

and staff involved in:

  • Business Development
  • Technology Transfer
  • Knowledge Exchange

Important note on attendance: In order to allow for the widest participation, attendance may be limited to a maximum of five delegates per research organisation, depending on capacity. In this instance, the team will be in touch to ask for organisations to prioritise which 5 delegates will attend.

These workshops are intended for those who will be directly involved in developing the application. For a broader briefing on the Creative Industries Cluster Programme for other colleagues, please see the UK-wide Briefing Events.


Why attend?

  • Discover the detailed process, timeline and aims of the Creative Industries Clusters Programme (CICP)
  • Quiz the AHRC team on the details of the CICP programme, objectives, funding and applicaton process
  • Meet and network with colleagues, peers and members of AHRC team overseeing the CICP


Book Now

There are 8 workshops taking place across the UK in London, Bristol, Birmingham, Newcastle, Manchester, Edinburgh and Belfast. Use the links below to reserve your place. See above for possible restrictions on the number of delegates from each institution, but we’ll aim to be as flexible as possible.


Mon, 2nd Oct
2:15pm – 5:30pm
Church House, Westminster


Wed, 4th Oct
2:15pm – 5:30pm
The Watershed


Thu, 5th Oct
2:15pm – 5:30pm
The Watershed


Mon, 9th Oct
2:15pm – 5:30pm
Sage Gateshead


Fri, 13th Oct
2:15pm – 5:30pm
Museum of Science & Industry


Mon, 16th Oct
1:45pm – 5pm


Wed, 18th Oct
2:15pm – 5:30pm
Dovecote Studios


Fri, 20th Oct
2:15pm – 5:30pm


If you have any queries about the workshops or the briefing events, drop us a line at [email protected].

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