Applying to Grants for the Arts

How to apply to our grant programme for individuals, art organisations and other people who use the arts in their work.

Key Information



Funding activity

Audio-visual, broadcast and transmission, buildings and infrastructure, capacity building, commissioning, digital creation, diversity and equality, education and learning, exhibition, festival, organisational development, original work, participation, performance, production, professional development, publishing, research and development, sector development, talent development, touring.

Grant range

£1,000 to £100,000.


Individuals, organisations, libraries and museums.

Key dates

Grants for the Arts is a rolling programme with no deadlines. Decisions on applications for £15,000 or less take six weeks. Decisions on applications of over £15,000 take 12 weeks.   

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Top left to bottom right: 1. Photo © Joao Silas 2. Farnham Maltings: Time to Remember, May 2016. Photo © Savannah Photographic (Alex Harvey) 3. Beastie, Lone Twin © Pekka Makinen 4. Longleat Safari Park, Wiltshire, England. From the book 'A to B tales of modern motoring’. © Martin Parr / Magnum Photos 5. Marie Marriot, EMCCAN Regional Queen Winner 2016. Costume designed by Lincoln Rahmut. Photo © Black Tomcat Photography. 6. Primary school aged pupils taking part in a Samba drumming workshop 7. Hanging Zebra, sculpted clay by Marieke Ringel. Image © Marieke Ringel 8. Public View exhibition launch, 2017 © Brian Roberts