Support from Arts Council England
Details have been announced of a £160m fund to support organisations and individuals in the creative sector affected by the coronavirus.
Arts Council England has announced details of £160m of new financial support during this crisis, having re-purposed all its investment strands. The support breaks down as follows:
- £50m available to organisations in the cultural sector who are not NPOs or Music Education Hubs. Organisations in England with a track record of publicly-funded culture can apply for grants of up to £35,000 for business resilience funding or new artistic work during the closure. Guidance will be announced on 30 March and applicants must register on Grantium by 3 April.
- £20m of financial support available to artists, creative practitioners and freelancers. Grants of £2,500 to individuals with a track record in publicly-funded culture. Guidance will be announced on 30 March and applicants must register on Grantium by 3 April. £4m of this fund will be for grants to benevolent funds targeted at other cultural workers.
For both schemes publicly-funded is defined as organisations/individuals that have had experience of delivering work that was funded (directly or indirectly) by bodies such as Arts Council England, National Lottery Heritage Fund, National Lottery Community Fund, local authorities, universities, public sector bodies, trusts and foundations, libraries, etc. The organisation / individual needs to have been part of the delivery of publicly funded work, even if it didn’t directly apply for the funding themselves.For
There are two rounds for both schemeswith funding split equally between rounds:
- Round 1 opens on 9 April with a deadline of 16 April
- Round 2 opens on 16 April with a deadline of 30 April
You can only apply for one round.
- £90m available to National Portfolio Organisations (NPOs) to reboot their creative work or to alleviate financial pressures on NPOs. Arts Council England will contact all NPOs directly with more information.