Aim to support the development and growth of individual artists, and arts organisations. Applicants must be within the Warwick District. This is development-based funding intended to help ‘ignite’ potential, increase resilience, or growth. Ignite Grants are for those that wish to ‘step up’ their activity or test innovative ideas.

Grants are between £500 and £5,000.

Ignite arts grant relate to three strategic themes of the Creative Framework:

  • Innovation
  • Placemaking
  • Pathfinding

Applicants must explore at least one of the strategic themes in their application.

You can download a copy of Warwick District’s Creative Framework.

Aims of the Ignite arts grant funding

  • Building new networks or sharing best practice.
  • Expanding the capability of organisations.
  • Experimenting with new collaborators or partners.
  • Working with mentors.
  • Professional development.
  • Investigating practical steps to make work more sustainable.
  • Reducing environmental impact.
  • Audience research or engagement.
  • Engaging with digital technology or collaborating with tech industries.
  • Trialling new roles.
  • Using different, temporary, ‘meanwhile’ spaces and settings.
  • Working up a funding application to draw in further investment. Developing fundraising plans, or investigating commercial opportunities.

Time frame

  • Grant applications open Thursday 13 July, 2023.
  • Submit your application by Friday 8 December, 2023.
  • Announcements will be made by Wednesday 31 January, 2024.

How to apply


Applications are made online:

Apply for the Ignite grant

The application form is timed to 20 mins per page. So have all documentation and answers prepared in advance.

What happens once you apply?

  1. After you submit your application, we will first check whether it is eligible.
  2. The Ignite Arts Grant Steering Group will assess it. Looking at you, your work, and the proposed outcomes of your project. Considering the strategic themes of Pathfinding, Innovation and Place Making.
  3. We carry out a risk assessment of your application, using the information provided. Focusing on strengths and weaknesses effecting the feasibility of the project.
  4. We look at all the applications considering diversity, art form, and location.
  5. Eligible applications will be shortlisted by the Ignite Arts Grants Steering Group.