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Making an arts donation easy to do and easy to justify

A study by academics from the universities of Birmingham and Liverpool concluded that donation paths must be obvious and make the act of giving ‘easy and routine’. Arts organisations should also communicate how voluntary donations help, distinguishing between ‘where public funding goes versus where voluntary giving is invested’ and debunk the idea that arts giving … Continue reading

Thriving Communities funding from Arts Council

Arts Council England have opened their Thriving Communities fund which is designed to increase social connectedness, and help communities cope with the impact of COVID-19. Applications can be led by voluntary, community, faith and social enterprise (VCSFE) organisations working in any of the following sectors: Arts, and culture, including libraries, museums and heritage Sport, leisure and physical … Continue reading

Arts Council funding for individuals

The Arts Council England’s Developing your Creative Practice fund supports creative practitioners thinking of taking their practice to the next stage to research, have time to create new work, travel, training, develop ideas, network or find mentoring. Funding between £2,000 and £10,000 is available and can be used for: Research and development opportunities; building new … Continue reading

Weston Cultural Fund – Open for applications

A £25 million one-off fund has been launched by the Garfield Weston Foundation to support mid to large scale cultural organisations that have been affected by COVID-19. Organisations including: Performing, visual and literary arts organisations; Arts centres; Independent cinemas; Accredited museums and galleries or museums/galleries working towards accreditation that are NOT run by local authorities … Continue reading

Arts Council: Cultural Capital Kickstart Fund

Arts Council England has announced a new £55 million  fund for existing ACE capital grant holders who can demonstrate that a capital funding shortfall, due to Covid-19 related increased costs, fundraising under performance and/or an extended completion date  –  will have a detrimental impact on: delivery of the intended benefits outlined in their original application … Continue reading

Arts Council England support for freelancers

The Arts Council England has announced that they are investing £2 million in to two funds that supports individual artists – Theatre Artists Fund and Help Musicians’ Financial Hardship Fund. Deadline for Round 2 of the Theatre Artist Fund is 12pm Thursday 10 September. The Help Musicians’ Financial Hardship Fund Round 2 is open for … Continue reading