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    Quote Originally Posted by Imagine View Post
    Something which may be of interest peeps - if only to keep us from further re-arranging the deckchairs for a little while longer....

    I've applied (it's a GRANT after all so non-repayable). If I can cover my overheads for the sake of filling in a couple of forms I'm a happy (unemployed/non-viable) DJ


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    Oooooh, no my Fenland Friend, no.

    You're not a DJ, you're an Artist. An Entertainer. A creative person, pushing the boundaries of Art and Artistry.

    ( As you have doubtless realised, if someone wants to give me money, I can be a very wide range of things).
    Excalibur. Older than the average DJ.

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    Dunno what everyone is complaining about - I have a 4 day weekend of weddings !!!!!

    Yes, it is true, however a slight blip as apart from the odd one here and there, my next return to normality date has been pushed back to April - So Far

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    Quote Originally Posted by Excalibur View Post
    Oooooh, no my Fenland Friend, no.

    You're not a DJ, you're an Artist. An Entertainer. A creative person, pushing the boundaries of Art and Artistry.

    ( As you have doubtless realised, if someone wants to give me money, I can be a very wide range of things).
    And THIS, my friend from Tier 3, is the problem.

    I was accepted to apply for a grant (yes, you have to be accepted to even APPLY), and then looked into what's needed. Seems that although they're prepared to fund we mere DJ's, they're looking only for the very obscure which are going to create the impression that they're funding a very rich and diverse aspect of cultural entertainment. The online paperwork is a thing of absolute nightmares - mission statements, statements into how you're going to use the money to enhance your creative talents, proof that you've actually USED the money to enhance said talents....it's really not worth the jumping of hoops (on fire I might add and whilst blindfolded) to bother with it.

    An example of what's being awarded - a drag queen from Brighton got 200k, and Zippo's circus just 300k with staff to pay (https://www.theargus.co.uk/news/1881...ed-215k-grant/). Other sources collude this information too.


    I spoke to my bean counter today as well whilst completing the annual tax return and he agreed - it's just not worth the time and effort. The advice from him is to suck it up and see what happens (so long as I can afford the costs) in the next 12 months and file a huge loss for the next couple of years (genuine loss to cover the costs of storage and insurance).

    Ah well, orange 2016 Merc Sprinters will be my home for the foreseeable then

    On a POSITIVE note though, I've managed to move to a branch just 10 minutes from home rather than an hour away. A 6am start now means I get a rude awakening at just 5am instead of 4am...happy days....I think

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