Between 2012 and 2015 we plan to invest over £200 million in our open-access flagship scheme Grants for the arts. 

Grants for the arts is a funding programme with the ability to respond to the needs of the arts and cultural sector, finding and nurturing fresh talent, supporting individual artists, communities and cultural organisations.

Funded through the National Lottery, we have planned an increase to the Grants for the arts budget for 2015-16, totalling £70 million for the year. 

Further information

Find out about the kind of projects Grants for the arts has already funded.

Explore our open Grants for the arts application pages.