The Arts grants are now open with a new focus on meeting the five priorities of Warwick District's Creative FrameworkEngagement, Voice, Pathfinding, Place Making and Innovation. The three funding streams are intended to support artists and organisations working within the district to realise their creative ambitions.

Before applying, please read all the guidance and eligibility notes. The application form is timed to 20 mins per page, so have all documentation and answers need to be prepared in advance.

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Creative Partners grants

We are proud to announce that our Creative Partners are Motionhouse, Armonico Consort, Playbox Theatre and Warwick Words. These organisations underpin our cultural infrastructure, drive progress and change, and actively work towards achieving the vision of the district’s Creative Framework.

We look forward to working together and continuing to champion and promote the wealth of creative artists and organisations in the district.

The Creative Partners grant reopens in April 2024.

Ignite grants

This new fund will support the growth and development of artists and arts organisations and intends to ‘Ignite’ potential, increase resilience, or grow the organisation. This grant is also considered a stepping-stone to becoming a creative partner.

  • Grants are for £500 to £5,000.
  • Strategic Themes are: Innovation, Placemaking and Pathfinding.
  • Timeframe:
    • Current deadline is Friday 16 December 2022 at 9am. Awards announced on Monday 23 January 2023
    • The Ignite Grants reopen on Wednesday 15 February 2023.

Arts Uplift specialises in arts, health and heritage with a wide and diverse community. They have been awarded an Ignite grant to support the development of their organisation and increase their work in Warwick District.

Visit the Ignite grant page

Arts Project grants

This fund is for professional, community and voluntary organisations to deliver one-off arts, cultural and heritage projects or activities which address the strategic theme of Engagement in Warwick District.

  • Grants are for £500 to £2,000
  • Current deadline is Friday 16 December 2022 at 9am. Awards announced on Monday 23 January 2023
  • The Ignite Grants reopen on Wednesday 15 February 2023.

Leamington History Group are dedicated to preserving the history of Royal Leamington Spa and surrounding area. They were awarded a grant to make produce a new documentary film about Leamington’s heritage and its community:

Visit the Arts Project grants page.

France Brodeur Young Artist Award (FBYAA)

We have been appointed as administrators for the ongoing France Brodeur Young Artist Award. This offers financial support for young visual artists aged 18 to 35 in relation to their art and artistic career. It also offers an opportunity to display their artwork at Leamington Art Gallery & Museum.

  • Grants are for up to £2,000
  • Timeframe: This annual grant fund is now open, the deadline is Friday 16 December 2022 at 9am.
  • Awards announced on Monday 23 January 2023.
  • FBYAA grants reopen on Wednesday 15 February 2023.

Visit the France Brodeur Young Artist Award (FBYAA) page.

Help and advice 

If you have a question about any of the grant pots or want to run your idea past us, then email arts@warwickdc.gov.uk.

For further help:

  • Warwickshire Community and Voluntary Action (WCAVA) can support you with questions about eligibility, infrastructure documents and application content advice. Contact Fiona Spiers or Ollie Shiell to arrange a call or meeting.
  • WDC Events Team: If you are planning an event in one of the district's green spaces venues, then please see our organising an event page.
  • For a list of other grant funders, visit our arts funding page.
  • Sign up for our monthly arts newsletter to hear about creative opportunities, jobs, events and news.

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