There are four steps to applying for funding:

1.    Read the guidance carefully

Our guidance (download from the right of this page) gives you information on how to apply for funding and answers some common questions. 

2.    Fill in the online application form

You must apply online using the ‘Grants for the arts (inc AIDF)’ application form available via our website. Printed applications will not be accepted. If you have access requirements and require assistance with making an online application please contact our Customer Services team on 0845 300 6200 or

In addition to information about your activity, the form also asks for information that we may use to report to government or to monitor the different backgrounds of people who receive funding. We will not use this type of information when we consider your application.

3.    Include any relevant extra information

We will not consider any additional information you send after you have submitted your application. Make sure you have given us all the information we need to assess your application.

4.    Submit your application online

Once you have registered online you can start your application, save your work and come back at any time to complete it. The Artists’ international development fund will have three rounds for applications in each financial year from March 2012 until February 2015. You may only make one application for each financial year.

To be considered for a particular funding round, applications must be submitted by 5pm on the deadline date for that round. Download our guidance for further information on how to apply - available on the right of this web page.