Information for applicants pre 1 July 2013
If you submitted your application before 1 July 2013 and need to access the old Grants for the arts funding page.
About Grants for the arts
Our Lottery-funded Grants for the arts are 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
Grants for the arts is changing
From 17 June 2013 the application and assessment process for Grants for the arts will be changing in order to help us streamline our investment process. Find out more about the changes or read the FAQs.
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 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, and
- 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 - from 1 July 2013 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.