In July 2013 we made changes to the application and assessment process for Grants for the arts in order to help us streamline our investment process.
- If you submitted your application before 1 July 2013 please refer to the information on the Grants for the arts - pre 1 July 2013 pages
- If you have any queries relating to an existing grant please email email@example.com or call us on 0845 300 6200
About Grants for the arts
Grants for the arts continues as our Lottery-funded grant for individuals, arts organisations and other people who use the arts in their work. They are for activities carried out over a set period and which:
- Engage people in England in arts activities
- Help artists and arts organisations in England carry out their work
Watch this video for a brief overview of the programme
How much can I apply for?
Through Grants for the arts we are able to make grants of between £1,000 and £100,000 for activities lasting up to three years.
In special circumstances we can award larger grants for more major projects. If you plan to apply for over £100,000 you must contact us to request permission to apply.
Grants for the arts is a continuous programme, so you can apply at any time. There are no deadlines but you need to allow enough time between when you apply and when your activity starts.
- We need six weeks to process applications for £15,000 and under
- We need 12 weeks for applications for more than £15,000
Find out more about the types of activity we fund in our how to apply guidance documents or visit our How to apply page.
What can I apply for?
We fund a range of artistic activities, including:
- Projects, events, commissions and productions
- Research and development, audience development and marketing activities
- Buying assets such as equipment, instruments and vehicles
- Professional development and training
- Bursaries and fellowships
- Organisational development to improve the long-term stability of arts organisations
An artist's experience
Artist Eva Recacha received Grants for the arts funding - watch the video below to find out about her experience.