Grants for the Arts

Hand drawn iIllustration by Supermundane with lots of intricate lines and patterns

Grants for the Arts is our open access funding programme for individuals, art organisations and other people who use the arts in their work.

We offer awards from £1,000 to £100,000 to support a wide variety of arts-related activities, from dance to visual arts, literature to theatre, music to combined arts.

We're refreshing our Grants for the Arts online guidance materials and we want to hear from you about what improvements we can make. 

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Audiences engage with Ivan Stott and Bradley Foster in A Boy and a Bear in a Boat, Spark Arts

Grants for the Arts Libraries fund

Investing in projects delivered by public libraries or library authorities working in partnership with artists and cultural organisations

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Top left to bottom right: 1. Eye Queue Hear. Photo © Caroline Moore / Access All Areas. 2. Lauren Sagar and Sharon Campbell's Heathlands Village Glass. Photo © Geoff Brokate. 3. Artist Deirdre Nelson with one of the Saffron Gardens residents as part of Willis Newson's Napkin Project. Photo © Jim Wileman on behalf of Willis Newson. 4. The Revenge of Mr Trout! by TongueTied Theatre. Photo © Kyle Davies / TongueTied Theatre. 5. Edible Art Show at The Gallery, Munro House. Photo © Matthew Andrews. 6. The Barometer of My Heart, made via Everton FC Community Foundation HR and Grants for the Arts. Photo © Stephen King. 7. Photo © Pamela Raith Photography / The Spark Arts 8. Chipo Chung & Emily Bevan in The Haunting of Hill House at Liverpool Playhouse. Photo © Gary Calton for Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse. 9. Digital Utopia: Digital R&D Fund for the Arts Event at HeartnSoul. Photo © Digital R&D Fund for the Arts / Nesta. 10. David Glowacki's 'Hidden Fields'. Photo © Paul Blakemore / Interactive Scientific Ltd. 11. Pitt Rivers Museum. Photo © University of Oxford. 12. Edible Art Show 10. Photo © Matthew Andrews/The Gallery at Munro House. 13. Plymouth Music Zone participants making music. Photo © Plymouth Music Zone / Kevin Clifford. 14. Theatre Alibi - Olive & The Dream Train. Photo © Steve Tanner