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brass tacks
business support for creatives and social enterprises

Brass Tacks understands creative projects from 15 years in the sector. So I provide relevant, practical business support and advice to inspiring creative individuals and social enterprises like these (and like you):

Drum and Brass • Arty Holiday Club

 Queen Victoria’s Consort • Jill Impey artist,

• Ithaca Culture • Soulful Group


What do you really enjoy doing daily?

Accounts? Social media? Writing press releases? Delivering top quality projects?

How are your finances?

Organised? Precarious? An unknown quantity?

How much time do you really spend on admin per week?

1 hour or less? 2 – 5 hours? 10 hours +?


If you have answered ‘I don’t know’ (or something unprintable) to any of these questions, get in touch. We’ll work out ways help you to free up more time for your creativity and become a more effective business or arts organisation.

Support packages start from just £25 for a 60 minute consultation.

In these sessions we’ll cover a range of topics including

  • Funding applications
  • Project planning
  • Time management
  • Budget management / planning
  • Data collection + evaluation
  • Network building
  • Policies and safeguarding

Creatives play a vital role in today’s society. We work in challenging environments. We strive to support families and young children to get the best start in life. We actively develop innovative ways of working together in the future.

Brass Tacks has 20 years of experience delivering community arts projects. You can read about three of these here:

Our experience of working with large and small funders, e.g. Esme Fairburn, Big Lottery and Arts Council England. We can help you impress your funders, manage budgets and maximise your impact. We can help you build on your legacy and secure your future.

Brass Tacks are excited to collaborate with your creative ideas and are passionate about creativity in our modern society

Get help with:

  • Project planning and management
  • Funding applications
  • Evaluation
  • Bookkeeping and accountancy

We work with individual creatives and organisations with funding applications, timetabling and evaluation.

So you can devote time to developing your own passion for the arts.

Our Latest Work

Early-years music

Early-years music

Funded projectEarly-years musicJune 203 to present The Mini Music model was developed by music therapist Davina Wilson as a reaction to the commercialised events she was experiencing with her new baby. Drum and Brass has helped to grow the programme with various...

DIY Theatre

DIY Theatre

Funded projectdiy theatreJune 2017 to November 2019. Drum and Brass CIC was awarded 2 x “Awards for All” grants to offer weekly creative arts workshops inside and outside HMP Leicester to create links to arts opportunities for people leaving prison. This was one of...

Brass of the Saff

Brass of the Saff

Funded project brass of the saffCommunity Music Model The Brass of the Saff is a unique inner city youth brass band which was planned as a partnership project between a local primary school and a local brass band. Drum and Brass ran weekly band sessions at Marriot...

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