|Closing date ||17:30, Thursday 14 March 2019|
|Maximum awarded||Unlimited |
|Artform and practice(s)||Architecture, Arts and disability, Arts participation, Circus, Dance, Festivals, Film, Literature, Local arts, Music, Opera, Street arts, Theatre, Touring, Traditional arts, Venues, Visual arts, YPCE|
|Collaborative application possible?||Yes|
Arts Grant Funding is a funding programme that has been developed as part of the Arts Council’s funding framework. This framework has been informed by, and is designed to deliver on, the commitments set out within the Arts Council’s ten-year strategy, Making Great Art Work.
The purpose of Arts Grant Funding is to ensure that there is a breadth of high-quality arts activity and programmes throughout the country. It offers flexible support for a fixed period of time, and in so doing responds to the needs of those who are making, presenting and supporting work.
Arts Grant Funding is intended to:
- Support more than one distinct arts activity taking place within a fixed period of time, or
- Provide supports or facilities to artists over a fixed period of time.
The focus of Arts Grant Funding is to deliver outcomes that develop the arts, either through:
- Generating high-quality experiences for the public to engage with the arts, or
- Providing excellent services, resources or facilities that support the work of artists or the arts sector.
Arts Grant Funding is available for activities that take place between either 1 January – 31 December 2020 or 1 January 2020 – 31 December 2021.
Who can apply?
Arts Grant Funding is available across all artforms and arts practice areas, and is open to organisations and individuals.
Note: Individuals applying must demonstrate that their proposal involves collaboration and/or partnership that include the delivery of public outcomes or outcomes that benefit other artists.
How to set an audience target tool
When you apply for arts grant funding, you will be asked to provide audience targets for activities. This guide presents a framework to help you set realistic and ambitious audience targets that will help your organisation achieve its aims, mission and vision.
Watch video about using the tool
How to set an audience target (PDF, 0.9 MB)
How do I apply for this?
- Download and read the guidelines available at the top right-hand corner of this page.
- Check if there is any mandatory supporting material that must accompany your application. We may provide a template for the supporting material. If so, you can download it from the supporting materials section at the top right-hand corner of this page.
- All applications must be made through the online services website. You will be able to upload a wide range of support materials in electronic format along with your application form.
- You must be registered with the online services website to make an application. If you are not already registered, we recommend you register for online services as far in advance of the deadline as possible, as it may take five days for your online services registration to be processed.
Still need help?
A listing of frequently asked questions about making an online application
A step-by-step video guide on how to download, complete and upload an application form for funding.
A listing of funding-related tweets