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One of the ways we try to ensure the arts are central to the life and wellbeing of the nation is by distributing funding for arts activity across Wales. See what funding is currently available below.

Want to see what we've previously funded? View our Funding Directory here. See all the ways we support the arts, including information about Arts Portfolio Wales.

Are you a returning user? Retrieve an application you've started here.

If you are experiencing any issues logging in to our online application forms, you should contact us.


Arts Grants for Creative Professionals

Button: How to Apply - Creative ProfessionalsWe want to identify and nurture individuals with creative talent and we want to enable creative professionals to develop their careers and be able to earn a sustainable living in Wales from their work.

Next large grant closing date: January 17 2018


Small grants are open to application at any time.

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Arts Grants for Organisations

Button: How to Apply - OrganisationsWe are ambitious for the arts in Wales, and want the scheme to support quality work. We want to invest in projects that represent the very best of the arts in Wales, supporting organisations to fulfil their artistic potential.

Next large grant closing date: January 17 2018


Small grants are open to application at any time.

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Lottery Capital ProgrammeButton: How to Apply - Lottery Capital Programme

Since 2012 we have been working with a number of our Arts Portfolio Wales and strategic organisations to develop key capital initiatives as part of our Capital Strategy 2012-2017. The majority of our capital budget has now been allocated and we are no longer able to accept applications for funding towards major capital projects. Our capital programme for major projects (including public art initiatives) is therefore now closed. We will not be registering any new projects for the foreseeable future.

There is a modest sum of funding available for some strategic initiatives - if you have a small capital project that relates to improving access, or a sustainable energy initiative that you would like to discuss please contact Jane Colhoun (02920 441319) or Katie James (02920 441366) for further guidance.

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Eirian Llwyd Memorial Award 2017/18Button: How to Apply - Eirian Llwyd Memorial Award

The Eirian Llwyd Memorial Award is for new and upcoming Welsh or Wales-based artists who specialise in the medium of printmaking.

The closing date has passed.

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Creative Wales–British School at Rome Fellowship 2018/19
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The Creative Wales–British School at Rome Fellowship will provide a valuable opportunity for an artist at a significant juncture of their career, who lives in Wales, to undertake a three-month residency in Rome.

The Fellowship is open to exceptional, ambitious and imaginative creative individuals, working within the visual arts artform. It will provide an exceptional opportunity for career development for the artists selected, increase Wales’s artistic profile internationally, and make an invaluable contribution to creative Wales.

Further information upon the Fellowship and details of how to apply can be found on the BSR website.

The closing date has passed.

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International Opportunities Fund

Button: How to Apply - International Opportunity FundThe International Opportunities Fund supports Wales based professional arts practitioners and organisations to undertake international visits aimed at the development of international work and the presentation and delivery of artistic work outside the UK.

The fund is open to application at any time.

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Go and See Fund - Creative Learning through the Arts

Button: How to Apply - Go and See FundGo and See is a scheme that can be used to fund visits to high-quality arts events in galleries, theatres, arts centres and other venues. Events could include visits to performances and exhibitions or visits to experience arts professionals developing and creating their work.

Go and See is open to application at any time.

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Creative Collaborations - Creative Learning through the Arts

Button: How to Apply - Creative Collaborations The essence of Creative Collaborations is innovation and we have left it to schools and/or arts/culture/heritage organisations to submit applications that convince us that their proposal is innovative, additional and sustained.

The next deadline for applications is 5pm, 22 January 2018.

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Sharing Together

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A Strategic Initiative to encourage the Development of Networking Opportunities. Funding is specifically targeted at those who work in the field of marketing, publicity, PR and audience development, and we are also keen to support initiatives which focus on increasing participation in, as well as developing audiences for, the Arts.

The closing date has passed

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Film

Click here for information about how we fund Film.


Literature

Click here for information about how we fund Literature.


Other sources of funding

Read more about other potential sources of funding.


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