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Receiving an ARTS Grant

By: Jennifer Lowe - Updated: 2 Mar 2018 | comments*Discuss
 
Receiving An Arts Grant

Britain has a very talented pool of Artists, but many of them don’t always get the opportunity to promote or display their work.

There is, however, some help available to those who wish to pursue their talent as an artist and promote their work throughout the country.

The Arts Council England was initially set up to give the British public easier access to art and since they were established they have provided individuals and organisations with over £1 billion to help achieve this.

What is The Arts Council Grant?

When it comes to individual artists, it is difficult to know where to start. You may have painted the picture, taken the photograph or organised a community arts group, but reaching those that may be interested in your work is another kettle of fish altogether.

This is where the Arts Council plays a big role. The Grants for the arts scheme was designed specifically for individuals and organisation whose work is focused around the Arts. This could be, for example, performance related, dance, painting, technical photography, or the most recent addition, visual recordings.

These individuals or organisations can apply to receive this form of funding, which is provided by the Arts Council and the National Lottery, to help them carry out their work.

How Can it Help?

Demand for this scheme is high, but if successful, individuals are expected to be able to contribute 10 per cent of the costs associated with their proposed project. The Arts Council provides minimum grants of £1,000 to both organisations and individuals and this is capped at £100,000 for organisations or £200,000 for individuals – depending on the project and its eligibility.

However, the amount of funding available doesn’t come from a never-ending pot, which means that the Arts Council have to be very strict about who receives financial help.So, along with their criteria, they also assess each application and compare them with the region or community that they could benefit – this way they can be sure that the funding is distributed evenly across the UK.

Helping The Younger Generation

Following on from the success of the Grants for the Arts scheme, a new scheme has been introduced that is designed to give the younger generations opportunities to hone in on their artistic talents at an early age.The scheme allows children to enjoy five hours of arts and culture each week through the Arts Council’s Creative Partnerships – otherwise known as their ‘creativity programme for schools’.

Currently, the scheme – ‘Find Your Talent’ - is being piloted in just 10 locations and will use these experiences to set out ways to engage children in the arts and how to discover and develop their individual talents. The Arts Council has pledged an initial £6 million to the scheme over the next three years and a further £110 million core funding for Creative Partnerships between 2008 and 2011.

The scheme also involves other organisations – the Museums Libraries, Archives Council, the Department for Culture Media and Sport and the Department for Children Schools and Families – who are all making significant contributions to the funding.

Now while this form of funding can’t be directly applied for by individuals, there is no harm is schools contacting the Arts Council for more information on how they can get involved in the ‘Find Your Talent’ scheme.

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greenknight57 - Your Question:
Can you find help for me to get this hell ? l have mental hearth problem like very bad depression and Diabetes two with tablets and bad heart to and l have just had a operation on my right shoulder mussel l had a tear in the mussel with six weeks in a sling and a one year to get my mussel strong again and with my PIP stop last November and money l have coming now in is £63 pounds to carer for my disabled Son with very bad hearth with ADHD and other things has in his life and other money l have coming in is income support £122.00 everyand that goes on food and bills and l have no life and one day soon l will end my life and l am trying to get off my benefits by drawing & painting which l am good and l need a grant toward making my life more happy and my art and l need help to go to court to fight over my pip and they have cheat me by inter view me which l did Please help me ?

Our Response:
It's unlikely you will be given a grant to help you with a court action. It might be worth asking locally for help with your art though; many small to large towns have arts societies and galleries which offer classes and/or equipment for those in need.
GrantsExpert - 5-Mar-18 @ 10:19 AM
Can you find help for me to get this hell ? l have mental hearth problem like very bad depression and Diabetes two with tablets and bad heart to and l have just had a operation on my right shoulder mussel l had a tear in the musselwith six weeks in a sling and a one year to get my mussel strong again and with my PIP stop last November and money l have coming now in is £63 pounds to carer for my disabled Son with very bad hearth with ADHD and other things has in his life and other money l have coming in is income support £122.00 every and that goes on food and bills and l have no life and one day soon l will end my life and l am trying to get off my benefits by drawing & painting which l am good andl needa grant toward making my life more happy and my art and l need help to go to court to fight over my pip and they have cheat me by inter view me which l did Please help me ?.
greenknight57 - 2-Mar-18 @ 7:45 AM
i am mental heath Artist i am looking for a art grant toward brush paints thing like that
greenphilip56 - 15-Sep-16 @ 8:24 AM
Thanks for the Good work.Iam 55 years old and left with 6 children's how can you help me to successful expand my project ( Music recording studio)?
Khatela - 11-Aug-16 @ 7:30 PM
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