Creative Kent: Funding A Creative Idea

Interview with Singer and Performer Ginger Bennett

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Ginger Bennett has been performing as a singer in and around the Kent Coast since 2003.

She has performed at the Margate Jazz and Soul Festivals and is a regular performer at the Canterbury Festival, but until recently, her music career was entirely self-funded, with profits from ticket sales paying for the next gig.

Her latest project, Songs from my Soul is a powerful exploration of a mother daughter relationship performed through song and spoken word and will debut at Folkestone Tower Theatre, on 29 October and 30 October 2021.

These performances will kick off a year-long project recording discussions of Becoming, Belonging and Being with UK immigrants and their children.

Ginger spoke to the Institute of Cultural and Creative Industries about the project and how successfully applying for Arts Council funding has made a huge difference.

How to turn a Creative idea into a funded project. 

Do you have a creative idea or project?  Contact the University of Kent’s Institute of Cultural and Creative Industries with details.  We can help you find the right funding and support your application.  We are a National Portfolio Organisation with Arts Council England, we are members of the Creative Industries Federation and Immerse UK, and we collaborate with many national and international organisations.

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