Funding Year 1 of 'The Silver Lining.'

Funded on Spacehive 17 May 2021

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Funding Year 1 of 'The Silver Lining.'

The Silver Lining By The Silver Lining

Working with the Redbridge drama centre we will nurture emerging artists both locally and further afield through hosting workshops, Scratch Nights and by staging graduate lead productions.

Ilford Delivery stage

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This project was funded on 17 May 2021!

The Silver Lining was created in order to create a support network and community of graduate artists which operates at Redbridge Drama Centre. By forming affiliations with up and coming talent we are aiming to put Redbridge Drama Centre and the Kenneth More Theatre on the map as places where creative innovation is born. These affiliate artists will then in the future be able to return back to these venues to encourage youth engagement with the arts through facilitating specialist workshops. As a company we are also starting to gain a social media following and we will be promoting events at both venues to a much wider audience by utilising this platform. We currently have had engagement from over 17 different artistic institutions (for example: Guildhall, LAMDA, Mountview.) One of our main goals is to bring more shows to these venues. We want to boost ticket sales and encourage new audiences to attend by offering consistently new content.

What we'll deliver:

  • Engaging monthly workshops with industry professionals.
  • Professional productions platforming new and exciting talent and engaging new audiences.
  • Scratch nights encouraging networking and community amongst local creatives.
  • Host 5 days of Research and Development sessions across the year.

Why it's a great idea:

We are already seeing the sense of community this company is building through a current event we are hosting. We have connected up graduate actors, writers and directors from 17 different institutions and curated an evening of 8 pieces of new writing with 3 musical interludes. There is definitely an audience for this type of work as we received over 150 applications for 34 roles within the online event. Most applicants have responded to us letting us know they are so glad that something like this exists and they shall be sure to attend. The graduate audience we have already acquired is something we are keen to bring to the Kenneth More Theatre once Covid restrictions allow. In order to achieve this we will be filming promotional material for this online scratch night in venue to make that connection clear and attract a younger demographic to the theatre's future events. More information on our upcoming event can be found here:

Steps to get it done:

  • Creating and Uploading content to our Vimeo account to support our production funding bids with material.
  • Continue to meet new creatives through our websites Mailing list which will be afforded for a further year and a half.
  • Keep up to date with our team of creatives through our companies email address for another year.
  • Get professional team photo's taken to promote our company to a wider audience and to reinforce funding bids.


Location Ilford

About the space

E18 2RB


London Borough of Redbridge

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How will the money be spent?Total £1,213

5 days R&D travel costs for 5 artists. - £500 (41%)
A rehearsal Photographer for R&D events in order to promote our work. - £350 (29%)
1 year Subscription to our company email address - £120 (10%)
2 Year subscription to our website - £115 (10%)
A 1 year Vimeo plus Subscription - £72 (6%)
Other - £56 (5%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. These costs have been confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified.

5 days R&D travel costs for 5 artists.
A rehearsal Photographer for R&D events in order to promote our work.
1 year Subscription to our company email address
2 Year subscription to our website
A 1 year Vimeo plus Subscription
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  • Spacehive fees
  • VAT
  • Transaction Fees

Total £1,213

Our Wish List

We're currently looking for people to offer skills and stuff to develop our project! Check out the list of what we need below and then use the 'Offer Something' button to the right to get involved.
  • - A session with someone who has experience of applying for and receiving Arts Council Funding would be invaluable.
  • - Advice on handling the companies accounts.
  • - To be linked up with creative practitioners with experience in running workshops in East London.

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