Between September 2020 and March 2021, GCHT ran a series of workshops which offered a step by step guide to applying for our grants. Each event featured a short presentation focused on eligibility and the application process, followed by two guest speakers who spoke about past projects. Speakers included a range of past grantees as well as GCHT Officers. Each workshop ended with a Q&A session and general discussion.
Recorded 11th February 2021.
Heritage Grant: Jan Graham, Ghost Signs of Glasgow
Community Grant: Lizanne Phee, TnmntTiles
In this surgery we heard from two past grantees. The first speaker was Jan Graham from the volunteer led Ghost Signs of Glasgow project, which is now in its second phase. Jan is one of the current project Coordinators and spoke about how the Heritage Grant enabled them to take the project forward after the first phase was complete. Jan outlined the project’s achievements, including a conference with speakers from across the UK and Ireland, an exhibition and catalogue of ghost signs across Glasgow and a sign writing workshop.
Jan said: “The best thing is being part of a popular project that engages and entertains a broad audience, in collaboration with the wider Glasgow community to find, unearth and document a fascinating aspect of our shared heritage.”
The second speaker was Zan Phee, Coordinator and Curator of The Tnmnttiles Online Archive, a social media based archive documenting original design features from Scotland’s tenements and beyond. Zan talked about how the Community Grant helped her to create an online exhibition, digital booklets and a series of online events. Zan also discussed the challenges she faced due to the pandemic and the resulting changes she had to make to her project. She had the following advice for potential grantees: “Do your research. Look at similar projects, ask for as many examples, quotes, meetings you need to get a clear picture of what you want and what is needed!”