Fund title: Arts Council England

Focus of fund/fund aims:

Funding opportunities for artists and arts organisations


Application deadline:

various deadlines - check the details for each programme

Fund description:

Arts Council England provides investments and funding for the arts, museums and libraries. Arts Council funding is allocated under 4 categories:

National portfolio organisations – upfront allocations to support the annual running costs of arts organisations across the country.

Major partner museums – investment in regional museums (for example, the Royal Albert Memorial Museum in Exeter has received investment of £3m)

Strategic funding – a total investment of £104m a year for:

  • building ambition and excellence
  • developing reach
  • building resilience
  • engaging children and young people
  • museums strategic funding

Grants for the arts – open-access programme providing grants from £1,000 to £100,000 to support a wide variety of arts-related activities carried out by individual artists, communities or cultural organisations.

Check the ACE website for full details of the programmes currently open to applications.

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