Research Grants Programme

This programme aims to deepen knowledge and understanding of the impact of art and culture, and the complex role it plays in our experience as individuals and a society.

Key Information



Funding activity

Research and development.

Total fund

£1.1 million for 2016–18.

Grant range

£50,000 to £200,000.


The lead applicant must be an art or cultural organisation with significant experience and expertise. They must apply to deliver the activity in partnership with an experienced research partner with suitable professional standards of research quality. Consortia may also apply, provided they include at least one art or cultural organisation and at least one research partner. For full eligibility details, see the guidance document.

Key dates

Activities must start no earlier than 1 October 2016.

Activities must end no later than 31 October 2018.