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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.

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: 5pm Wednesday, 16th August 2017 .
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: 5pm Wednesday, 16th August 2017
Small grants are open to application at any time.

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Lottery Capital Programme

Button: How to Apply - Lottery Capital ProgrammeOur ambition for our Capital Programme is to continue to bring significant benefits to the arts in Wales through capital investment. We will do this by ensuring that arts organisations in Wales have fit for purpose buildings and equipment that enables them to fulfil their potential and increase their resilience. We will give particular priority to organisations that make up our Arts Portfolio Wales.

Capital Lottery funding is open to application at any time.

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Creative Wales Awards 2017/18

Button: How to Apply - Creative Wales 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.

The Creative Wales application deadline will be 5.00pm on Wednesday, 6 September 2017.

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Brian Ross Memorial Awards 2017/18

Button: How to Apply - Brian RossWe are delighted to offer the award to two graduating Fine Art degree students again this year, each receiving £3,000 for one year. Applications are now open for 2017/18.

The application deadline will be at 5.00pm on Wednesday 6th September 2017.

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Eirian Llwyd Memorial Award 2017/18

Button: 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 application deadline will be at 5.00pm on Wednesday 6th September 2017.

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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 deadlne for applications is 5pm, 05 June 2017.

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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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