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Fund title: Arts Council England

Focus of fund/fund aims:

Funding opportunities for artists and arts organisations


Application deadline:

various deadlines - check the details for each programme

Fund description:

Arts Council England provides investments and funding for the arts, museums and libraries. Arts Council England has a new investment approach for 2018-22 and will now be allocating funding under three funding streams:

National portfolio organisations – upfront allocations to support the annual running costs of arts organisations across the country.

Development funds– a total investment of £72.2m a year for:

  • Creative People & Places, targeting areas with low levels of engagement in art and culture
  • capital funding programmes
  • new Development Funds to be introduced this year including Developing your Creative Practice to support independent creative practitioners

Grants for the arts – open-access programme providing grants from £1,000 to £100,000 to support a wide variety of arts-related activities carried out by individual artists, communities or cultural organisations.

Check the ACE website for full details of the programmes currently open to applications.

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