Arts Council of Wales | Production for Creative Professionals

Production for Creative Professionals

Supporting the creation of high quality artistic work for presentation to audiences.

We want to fund the production of work that is innovative and compelling. We’re particularly interested in the new and contemporary; in work that seeks out and engages wider audiences. We also want to invest in the formation of high calibre creative professionals, so this funding is also about supporting you to make the best art you can.

Wales’ standing as an artistic nation will be defined by the quality of the work and the artists we support through this strand. It is vital support as it enables venues and galleries to programme a diverse range of exemplary work that originates from Wales.

We want audiences across Wales to be able to access the very best arts activity, so the work we support must be suitable for presentation in Wales’ arts centres, galleries, theatres and concert halls, either as part of a tour or at a single venue or gallery. We can also support site-specific and outdoor work.

We want to support productions in any artform (as well as in cross-artform work such as circus) that demonstrate they will be of high quality and have a clear, artistic vision.

We won’t support:
  • Projects that have not sufficiently considered the audiences they are trying to reach, or any barriers that might prevent them engaging
  • Projects that have not demonstrated a commitment to deliver high quality work

What are we looking for?

Find out more about what we’re looking for in an application to the Production strand, including projects we’re particularly keen to support and what funding is available in the Production strand document.

Not the right strand for your project? Return to the list of strands for Arts Grants for Organisations.

Are you eligible?

You should ensure that you have also read our information on Getting Started. You can check that you are eligible to apply by taking our Eligibility Quiz.

If you have a project that you think might be suitable to apply for under this strand, please contact us before starting an application. You can email your project ideas to: information@arts.wales

How to apply

If you have a project that you think might be suitable to apply for under this strand you need to discuss it with one of our Development Officers, who will send you a link to an application form if they think it’s suitable for us to consider funding.

Please email details to development@arts.wales. If you’ve already been working with a Development Officer you can contact them direct.

Please include in your email the following information:

  • Your name and the name of the organisation that will be applying (if appropriate)
  • Project title
  • A description of your project
  • How much funding you want to apply for
  • The location of the project

One of our Development Officers will contact you to discuss your idea and they will send you a link to the application form when they’re satisfied you’re ready to apply.

If you have any questions about the application process please contact us at grants@arts.wales. Questions about projects should be emailed to development@arts.wales or to your Development Officer.

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Key links

Download the Production strand information

Production help notes

Information sheet: Making your production accessible to a wide audience

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