Internal Grants 2018

Internal Grants 2018

This page is for applications from member Societies of The Arts Society.
We can only accept online applications.
Application dates, deadlines & timescales

Spring & Autumn rounds - £150 - £1,500
Intermediate rounds (January & June) - £150 - £500

The opening date for applications is 1st August 2018.
The deadline for the Autumn 2018 round of Grants is 30th September 2018 23:59 GMT.

To apply for a grant, read through the Internal Application Guidance Notes, and the information below. You can then proceed to the application form. You will be notified of the decision at the beginning of October 2018.

2018 – 2021 funding priorities
In accordance with members wishes and the results of the grants consultation, we have the following three priorities for the next three years.
You can still organise projects locally outside of these remits but they will not qualify for a grant.

Young Arts
Young Arts programmes support a wide range of activities to introduce young people to and engage them in artistic experience and practice. They include: artists in residence; art lectures for students; funding visits to art galleries and museums; art exhibitions for young artists; equipment purchases; practical workshops; local Arts Week events; bursaries for individual students; and sponsorship for craft apprentices. 

Skills Development
This area is about projects and programmes that further the development and training of skills in the arts, crafts and heritage. There are no age limits to this as we believe that people of all ages benefit from acquiring and honing their creative and heritage skills.

Regional Museums, Galleries & Arts Organisations
The work of regional and local museums and galleries is important in connecting people with their local heritage and arts; yet these institutions often struggle to raise funds for projects and internships during times of budget cuts. Our grants may support special projects, displays, internship or part-time posts, training and conservation activities. We will also consider applications involving regional and local theatres and performing arts spaces and groups.
What we don’t fund

  • Operational costs, machinery and equipment.
  • Repeat applications. (applicants that are successful two years in succession must wait a year before reapplying.)
  • Non-compliance with application procedures.
  • Please note, reserves will be taken into account. Reserves are the funds that your Society is keeping to protect you against drops in income or allow you to take advantage of new opportunities. Please check the level of your Society's reserves with your Treasurer.

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