The Arts Council will offer the following project awards for activities commencing in 2010.
- Architecture Project Award
- Arts Participation Project Award
- Circus Project Award
- Dance Project Award
- Film Project Award
- Literature Project Award
- Music Project Award
- Street Arts and Spectacle Project Award
- Theatre Project Award
- Visual Arts Project Award
The deadline for all the above awards will be 5.30pm on Thursday 1 April 2010 for applications that are submitted online. The deadline for applications submitted in hard copy will be 5.30pm on Thursday 25 March.
From 26 February 2010 the Arts Council will make available on its website full information on each of the above awards including Guidance Notes and an Application Form. Additional details will not be available in advance of this date.
The awards listed above will replace the project awards that were previously known as New Work and Once-off.
The awards will be open to individuals and organisations. Organisations in receipt of funding under any of the main Arts Council grant programmes (Regularly Funded Organisations, Annual Funding, Annual Programming Grant) will not be eligible to apply*. Organisations who have received funding for the first 4 months of 2010 but whose application for grant aid for 2010 was unsuccessful are eligible to apply.
A new online system for submitting application forms and supporting material will be in place to facilitate applications.
There will be a second deadline for project awards in early autumn 2010 for activities occurring in 2011.
*Visual arts studio groups that have received funding under Annual Funding and Annual Programming Grant for 2010 and who have been specifically advised in writing that they should in future apply to the workspace/studio grant scheme are an exception. These organisations will be eligible to apply to the Visual Arts Project Award.