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Brilliant News: Arts Council England Approves Commonword’s NPO Status 2015-2018

Posted: November 28, 2014 at 10:00 am

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It’s morning at Commonword again. The night of evisceration has ended. ACE approves Commonword’s NPO funding 2015-18. Commonword has recently received news from Arts Council England that, following our official complaint and the Arts Council’s subsequent re-assessment of our application to become a National Portfolio Organisation for the years 2015-18, Commonword’s status as a National […]

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Creative Place Awards 2015

Posted: November 21, 2014 at 3:30 pm


Launched in 2012, the Creative Place Awards recognise communities where people work together to celebrate and promote their town, village or area through the arts and culture – enabling them to build on their strengths and to try new things. Key Facts about the Creative Place Awards Who can apply? We encourage applications from cultural organisations, community […]

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Poetry and Literature Grants available for children and young people 19 years and under

Posted: November 17, 2014 at 12:00 pm

Clore Duffield Programme

The Clore Poetry and Literature Awards fund poetry and literature initiatives for children and young people, under the age of 19, across the UK. Individual Awards range from £1,000 to £10,000. The Clore Duffield Foundation has created these Awards with the aim of providing children and young people with opportunities to experience poetry and literature […]

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AHRC New Generation Thinkers 2015

Posted: November 15, 2014 at 12:00 pm


The AHRC and BBC Radio 3 are looking for applications for the New Generation Thinkers of 2015. This pioneering scheme aims to develop a new generation of academics who can bring the best of university research and scholarly ideas to a broad audience – through BBC broadcasting. It’s a chance for early career researchers to […]

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Unlimited opens the second round of submissions today and Arts Council Wales announces its support of £120,000

Posted: November 10, 2014 at 3:00 pm


Unlimited, the initiative which supports disabled artists to create and present exceptional work across the artforms, announces the opening of the second round of submissions for commission funds. Disabled artists and companies who are creating new disability-led work are invited to apply. Unlimited is funded by the National Lottery through Arts Council England and Creative Scotland […]

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Lisa Ullmann Travelling Scholarship Fund for dance

Posted: November 8, 2014 at 12:06 pm

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The Lisa Ullmann Travelling Scholarship Fund supports individuals working in all areas of movement and dance who wish to travel in order to enrich their practice and pursue a personal passion. The fund welcomes applications from choreographers, performers, lecturers/teachers, writers, therapists, administrators and related professionals. The average grant size is around £600, although very occasionally […]

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Artists’ International Development Fund

Posted: November 7, 2014 at 12:00 pm

British Council

The Artists’ International Development Fund is a joint initiative between Arts Council England and the British Council to support individual artists based in England to work internationally. The programme offers early stage development opportunities for individual freelance and self-employed artists based in England to spend time building links with artists, organisations and/or creative producers in […]

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Ideas Fund Innovators

Posted: November 6, 2014 at 8:30 am

Ideas Fund Innovators is a regular small grant programme run by the website IdeasTap. Four times a year awards of £500 are offered to artists in all disciplines who need support to produce an ‘inspiring, original, innovative’ project. The fund is open only to UK residents, and has two strands: one for artists aged 16-22, […]

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Start Up Grants for Heritage Projects

Posted: October 30, 2014 at 2:30 pm


Not-for-profit organisations and partnerships can apply for Start-up grants of £3,000 to £10,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund. The funds can be used to create a new organisation to look after or engage people with heritage, or for existing groups to take on new responsibilities for heritage. Start-up grants can support the early stages of […]

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Grants to Support the Nation’s Heritage

Posted: October 30, 2014 at 2:30 pm


Deadline: 11 December 2014 The Heritage Lottery Fund has announced the next closing date for applications to its Heritage Grants scheme for project of over £2 million and under £5 million is the 11 December 2014. Under the Heritage Grants scheme funding is available for projects that relate to the national, regional or local heritage of […]

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