The arts grants are now open with a new focus on meeting the five priorities of our Creative Framework. The funding streams will support artists and organisations working within the district to realise their creative ambitions.

Strategic themes:

  • Engagement.
  • Voice.
  • Pathfinding.
  • Place Making.
  • Innovation.

 

Live and local

Creative Partners grants

The new round of applications for Creative Partnerships are open! This grant perioid is for three years, with an annual payment of £2,500. 

Successful 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.

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

Visit the Creative Partners grant page for more information and the application form. 

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 partners. 

  • Strategic Themes are: Innovation, Placemaking and Pathfinding.
  • Grants are for £500 to £5,000.
  • Grant applications open Thursday 13 July, 2023.
  • Submit your application by Friday 8 December, 2023.
  • Announcements will be made by Wednesday 31 January, 2024.

Visit the Ignite grant page for more information and the application form. 

Arts Project grants

This fund is for professional, community and voluntary organisations to deliver one-off arts, cultural and heritage projects or activities.

  • The strategic theme is Engagement in Warwick District.
  • Grants are for £500 to £2,000
  • Grant applications open Thursday 13 July, 2023.
  • Submit your application by Friday 8 December, 2023.
  • Announcements will be made by Wednesday 31 January, 2024.

Visit the Arts Project grants page for more information and the application form. 

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.

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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