The Lakes International Comic Art Festival aims to support creators and the development of comic art in the UK. As part of this, they have announced theywill be presenting a special session at the festival about the support available to individual creators and organizations from Arts Council England which will be run by David Gaffney, Relationship Manager in Combined Arts for the Arts Council in the North.
David will talk about how individual artists, arts organisations, and others can apply for Grants for the Arts lottery funding, covering what you can apply for, how to make your application stand out, how applications are scored and appraised, how decisions are made, what match funding is required, and loads of other issues, along with invaluable tips on how to achieve funding success.
• The event tales place at 10-11am Sunday 20 October. It’s Free but only 30 places are available – pre-book by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
The founder of downthetubes, which he established in 1998. John works as a comics and magazine editor, writer, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. He is currently editor of Star Trek Explorer, published by Titan – his third tour of duty on the title originally titled Star Trek Magazine.
Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Babylon 5 Magazine, and more. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War” and “Dan Dare”.
He’s the writer of “Pilgrim: Secrets and Lies” for B7 Comics; “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood.