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. Warwickshire Libraries Fantastic Fun with Words Festival. Photo © Arts Council England / Alan Fletcher 2. Lewis, aged 99. Hat Fair. Image: Joe Low 3. Papers at the Lounge a bi-monthly news reading group at Lewisham Libraries 2014-15 © Deptford Lounge and Ampersand Media. Credit Pepper Pictures 4. Public View exhibition launch, 2017 © Brian Roberts 5. Charmine and Janice. Visible Girls. Image © Anita Corbin. 6. Ablaze, Hide the Shark. Image © Toby Farrow. 7. Beastie, Lone Twin © Pekka Makinen 8. Liverpool Presents Sgt. Pepper at 50