The Creative people and places fund is now open to applicants for activities in specific areas of the South East and South West. For more information on these locations, see our FAQs page.

There are three easy steps to applying to the Creative people and places funding programme:

1. Read the guidance carefully

Our guidance is available to download in PDF and Word formats. It gives information on how to apply for funding and answers some common questions. Pleast note that this has been updated from Round one.

Speak to your local Arts Council office before making a proposal

If you are considering making an application, you must speak to your local Arts Council office in advance of submitting a proposal.

You should do this well in advance of making an application. They will be able to answer any questions you may have and give you an insight into other people considering making an application. We will encourage applicants interested in working in an eligible location to collaborate in advance of making an application and will particularly welcome single applications by location or a group of locations.

Remember you will need to have identified key partners in your application.

Complete the application form

            i.           Eligibility statement

You will be asked questions as set out later on in this guidance. We also provide a check list to help you ensure you meet the criteria.

            ii.          Meeting the brief (your proposal and budget)

As part of your application you will need to prepare a written proposal to tell us about your project. You must use the headings as set out in the meeting the brief section of the guidance.

Submit your application

Your completed application should be submitted online via our application website.

Attachments and additional material are not permitted. This is to help ensure consistency in the format of information supplied. The only exception to this is for your detailed budget which may be attached to your proposal. Your application must not exceed 10MB. 

The deadline for Creative people and places 2014 applications is 12 noon on 10 January 2014.

You will receive an acknowledgement email confirming that we have successfully received your application. We will check your application to ensure that it is eligible and that you have provided all the information we have requested (outlined in Section six of this guidance).

Applicants will be notified if they are to be invited to interview on 1 April 2014 and interviews will take place on 22 and 23 April 2014

Applicants to Creative people and places 2014 will be notified of the final decision in May 2014.