Society Grants 2021
This page is for applications from Member Societies of The Arts Society.
APPLICATION DATES & DEADLINES
The January intermediate grants round for Societies is now open.
Closing deadline for applications is Monday 25th January 2021 17:00 GMT
We can only accept online applications.
Spring & Autumn rounds - £150 - £1500.
Intermediate rounds (January & June) -£150 - £500
Whilst we are still prioritising our three areas of giving that are in accordance with our charitable objectives, we recognise that the global pandemic has greatly impacted our arts and heritage sectors. We encourage applications that respond to and encompass the needs highlighted by the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as our usual funding objectives.
2018-2021 FUNDING PRIORITIES
In accordance with members wishes and the results of the grants consultation in 2018, we identified the following three priorities. You can still organise projects locally outside of these remits but they will not qualify for a grant.
Arts Projects programmes support a wide range of activities to introduce people of all ages 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; arts supplies; practical workshops; local Arts Week events; bursaries for individual students; and sponsorship for craft apprentices.
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.
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.