Arts Council England announces new fund for individual artists

Posted on: March 20, 2018

“Arts Council England has launched a £14.4m fund for individual artists and creative practitioners in the early- and mid-stages of their creative careers,” reads an unsigned Wednesday (3/14) article in Arts Professional (U.K.). “Developing Your Creative Practice aims to give creatives, including producers and curators, ‘time to think, time to learn and time to experiment (and possibly fail).’ Grants of between £2k and £10k will be available to individual creatives, or small groups of collaborators, to support research, the creation of new work or development of future ideas, training, networking or mentoring, or travel…. The new fund differs from the National Lottery Project Grants—the new name for Grants for the Arts—in that applicants do not need to secure match funding or deliver public engagement outcomes. Also, the new grants support activities up to one year in length, compared with up to three years for Project Grants, and grants are capped at £10k, compared with £100k for Project Grants. £3.6m will be available annually over the next four years.… The first of the four quarterly rounds will open on 12 April 2018.”

Posted March 20, 2018