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Creative Wales Awards 2016/17

Creative Wales Awards 2016/17

What are Creative Wales Awards?

Our annual Creative Wales Awards support artists’ development and are made in all artforms.

They’re intended to give space and time for an artist who’s already had career achievements, to undertake creative experimentation and research to inform their future practice, but not necessarily to deliver defined and predetermined outcomes.

What grants are available?

These grants of up to £20,000 will support an intensive period of open-ended learning and research around significant artistic propositions. Further details can be found in the Guidance document below.

Download: Creative Wales Awards 2016-2017 Application Guidance & Essential Help Notes

When is the deadline?

The Creative Wales deadline will be 5.00pm on Wednesday, 7 September 2016.

Please note that we will not be able to accept new proposals or advice session requests after 15 July 2016.

Before you start your application, you will need to answer the questionnaire below, which will help you know if you're eligible to apply for a Creative Wales Award.

  • Do you live in Wales (and have a permanent address)?

    • You are not eligible to apply. We can only consider supporting Creative Professionals that live in Wales and have a permanent address here.

    • You are eligible.

  • Are you over 18?

    • You must be over 18 to be eligible to apply.

    • You are eligible.

  • Are you in full-time education (either at school, college or university)?

    • You are eligible.

    • You are not eligible to apply if you are currently in full time education.
  • Does your Artistic CV provide evidence of facilitating or creating artistic work to present to arts audiences and that you have not undertaken Creative Wales Award funded work in the past 5 years?

    • We do not fund individuals/creative professionals/artists who have not presented work to audiences professionally.

    • You are eligible.

  • Do you understand the principles of Equal Opportunities and apply them in your work (This means an absence of discrimination, based on race, colour, age, gender, national origin, religion or mental or physical disability)?

    • You are eligible.

    • You are not eligible to apply. We expect all applicants to have an awareness and understanding of Equal Opportunities and reflect this in their work.

  • Are you in default on any financial agreement with Arts Council of Wales?

    • You are eligible.

    • You are eligible. (You will need to satisfy any outstanding conditions before being eligible to apply. This could include returning project documentation or repaying funds.)

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