Arts Council of Wales | Arts Grants for Creative Professionals

Arts Grants for Creative Professionals

Supporting creative professionals is a high priority for us.

News for applicants

  • The Small Grants rolling programme is open
  • The next Large Grants deadlines are:
    • 5pm Wednesday, 10th May 2017
    • 5pm Wednesday, 16th August 2017
    • 5pm Wednesday, 11th October 2017
    • 5pm Wednesday, 17th January 2018

You may apply to us in Welsh or English. All applications will be treated equally.

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Our Information Team is available Monday to Friday from 9.00am to 5.00pm.

We 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.

The Arts Grants for Creative Professionals: Getting Started document has all the information you need to know if you’re thinking of making an application to Arts Grants for Creative Professionals.

It will help you with the first important step: identifying whether our funding is right for you and your project. It will also tell you the types of activity we want to support. We call these "strands".

Getting Started: Arts Grants for Creative Professionals

Your eligibility

Only creative professionals can apply to this scheme. By this we mean we mean individuals working at a professional level in the arts in Wales. It includes curators and producers and individuals who define themselves as artists across all artforms.

After reading the Arts Grants for Creative Professionals: Getting Started document and completing the questionnaire below, you can read more information about each strand.

  • 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 (by this we mean people who attend galleries, theatres and other arts events)?

    • 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.

  • 6. Can you provide evidence from your bank that you have an account in your own name? Click here for more information on what’s required

    • You cannot apply without this information, even if you have submitted it to us before
    • You will need to upload this as evidence with your application
  • 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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