Creative Funding Guide Directories Artquest The funding section lists both public and private funders, as well as companies who are known to provide funding or support for artistic projects. www.artquest.org.uk/money/funding.htm Culture.Info Provides a directory of UK and International awards, foundations, competitions and sponsorship. www.culture.info/funding Creative Choices: Find Funding Search UK wide database for sources of funding - for creative projects or to support your learning or business. www.creative-choices.co.uk/find-funding/1099 LabforCulture Provides a directory of UK and EU foundations, mobility schemes, grants, bursaries, corporate sponsorship, alternative sources of support and philanthropy. www.labforculture.org/en/funding Voluntary Arts Network Extensive list of trusts, foundations and public funders for the voluntary sector. www.voluntaryarts.org/cgi-bin/website.cgi?tier1=network&tier2=funding&fp=true
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Public Funding National Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Research grants and fellowships available for all post-doctoral researchers in arts and humanities disciplines but only for research that is practice-led or applied in its approach. www.ahrc.ac.uk/FundingOpportunities/Pages/default.aspx Architectural Heritage Fund Funding is available to voluntary organisations building preservation trusts to regenerate historic buildings to create community and education facilities, workspace and homes. www.ahfund.org.uk/ Creative Scotland Creative Scotland inherits the funding commitments and investment strands of the Scottish Arts Council and Scottish Screen they feature opportunities for investment funds across the arts, screen and creative industries this includes investing in the arts and in screen. www.creativescotland.com/#/investment/investment-overview People Making Waves Offering grants to small voluntary groups in Scotland to try something new and help even more people discover how good it feels to take part in arts and crafts activity. www.peoplemakingwaves.org.uk/makeasplash/apply Starter for 6 An enterprise training programme that supports up and coming creative entrepreneurs across Scotland, and offers the opportunity to pitch for grant funding. www.culturalenterpriseoffice.co.uk/starterfor6 Unlimited - Disability Arts Commissioning Fund Funds for high quality, ambitious work by disabled and Deaf artists that can be experienced in a wide range of spaces, to help celebrate the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. www.creativescotland.com/investment/investing-in-arts/cross-artform#disability
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Regional Grant provision differs considerably per region therefore it is essential that you check directly with your own local authority for details of any schemes provided. Aberdeen City: Cultural Grants Open to applications from any voluntary or not for profit organisations or groups who lead the delivery of cultural activity in Aberdeen. www.aberdeencity.gov.uk/Arts/culture/art_vibrant_aberdeen.asp Aberdeenshire Arts www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/funding/index.asp ComhairlenanEileanSiar â€“ Arts and Culture Funding Information about funding in the Western Isles, including arts grants, community regeneration fund and visual arts awards. www.cne-siar.gov.uk/artsandculture/artsandculturefunding.asp Dundee City Council www.dundeecity.gov.uk/leisurecomms/grantaid Glasgow Life www.glasgowlife.org.uk/arts/funding-and-grants/Pages/default.aspx The City of Edinburgh Council www.edinburgh.gov.uk/info/486/arts_development/374/arts_funding Dumfries & Galloway Council www.dumgal.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=2675 Orkney Island Council www.orkney.gov.uk/nqcontent.cfm?a_id=7394 Shetland Arts Trust www.shetland.gov.uk/community/grantaid/ Western Isles Council www.w-isles.gov.uk/artsandculture/funding.asp
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Fundraising, Foundations and Trusts The Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation Consider funding towards projects that make a real and ongoing difference to people’s lives. www.andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com Arts & Business Scotland (& UK) New Arts Sponsorship Grants 2010/2011 artsandbusiness.org.uk/Scotland/Arts-services/New%20Arts%20Sponsorship.aspx Arts Trust Scotland Aims to support work in any artform which is created by artists in Scotland, adds to the growing reputation of Scotland's arts community and helps individuals of talent to develop their skills and ideas. www.artstrustscotland.org.uk Clore Duffield Foundation The Foundation is a grant-making organisation which concentrates its support on education, the arts, museum and gallery education and cultural leadership training. www.cloreduffield.org.uk CalousteGulbenkian Foundation: Innovation Fund This fund supports not-for-profit organisations with genuinely innovative ideas and unusual partnerships across cultural, educational and social interests. www.gulbenkian.org.uk/innovation-fund Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation Offering grants to individuals, institutions and organisations to promote links between the UK and Japan in all fields of activity. www.dajf.org.uk Dewar Art Awards Awards for exceptionally talented artists up to the age of 30 towards fulfilling their potential in any branch of the arts www.dewarawards.org Ernest Cook Trust Offers grants to registered charities, schools and not-for-profit organisations wishing to encourage young people’s interest either in the countryside and the environment or the arts (in the broadest sense). www.ernestcooktrust.org.uk/grants/index.html Esmée Fairbairn Foundation Funds the charitable activities of organisations that have the ability and ideas to achieve change for the better. www.esmeefairbairn.org.uk
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Lankelly Chase Foundation Funds available for projects that have a recognisable charitable purpose. www.lankellychase.org.uk Leverhulme Trust: Arts Bursaries Provides bursaries for training, mentorship and collaborative projects. www.leverhulme.ac.uk/funding/funding.cfm Oppenheim-John Downes Memorial Trust Offers financial assistance to British Artists, Sculptors, Writers Musicians and Dancers. www.oppenheimdownestrust.org Pilgrim Trust Offer grants to projects in the fields of Preservation and Scholarship and of Social Welfare. www.thepilgrimtrust.org.uk/apply.php Rayne Foundation Offer grants within Arts, Education, Health & Medicine, and Social Welfare & Development. www.raynefoundation.org.uk Sky Arts Ignition Sky Arts is looking to partner with six leading arts organisations over the next three years, to invest in the creation of new groundbreaking art works, projects, events and performances. www.skyartsignition.co.uk The Ashden Trust They primarily support programmes which have a focus on climate change, sustainable development or on the improving the quality of life in poorer communities. www.ashdentrust.org.uk The Baring Foundation Grants programme to strengthen the voluntary sector, arts and international development. www.baringfoundation.org.uk/ The Fenton Arts Trust The trust provides support to those actively contributing to the creative arts in the UK and giving scholarships and bursaries for final year or postgraduate students. www.fentonartstrust.org.uk The Garfield Weston Foundation Is a grant giving charity for UK registered charities. www.garfieldweston.org The Paul Hamlyn Foundation Open Grants Scheme for registered charities or not-for-profit organisations to support innovative ways of increasing people's enjoyment, experience and involvement in the arts. www.phf.org.uk
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The Robertson Trust Grants available for registered Scottish charities working in community arts (cross art form) www.therobertsontrust.org.uk The Triangle Trust Fund Supports charities in the UK, in the areas of Community arts and education. Projects must maintain an open, inclusive society orpromote integration (or reintegration) of individuals or groups into society. http://thetriangletrust1949fund.org.uk
International Funding Culture.Info EU Trans-national funds for co-operation projects and exchange activities involving organisations or individuals from several EU countries: www.culture.info/eufunds EUCLID / EU Culture Programme Funding for cultural projects that offer genuine cultural collaboration. www.culturefund.eu/ European Cultural Foundation The grants are for transnational cultural collaboration, the mobility of artists & cultural actors. Schemes are Collaboration, Balkan Incentive Fund for Culture, STEP and Artistic Grants. www.eurocult.org/grants NYFA Interactive Provides a directory of grants, awards and resources for international artists. www.nyfa.org/source/content/search/search.aspx?SA=1
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A guide to key funding for the creative industries.