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Audience Focus

Closed / Fund

This fund aimed to ensure that organisations funded by the Arts Council have an even stronger focus on attracting audiences

Funding activity

Capacity building, sector development

Total fund

Over £5 million awarded from 1 April 2012 to 31 March 2015.

Grant range

Minimum award of £100,000.

Enterprising Libraries

Closed / Fund

This fund encouraged libraries to use their role as community hubs to spark local economic growth and improve social mobility

Funding activity

Capacity building, participation.

Total fund

Ten projects were awarded an equal share of the £450,000 fund.

Creative Writing in Schools

Closed / Fund

This fund aimed to develop and implement high-quality creative writing in schools in the North and South West of England

Funding activity

Education and learning, participation, talent development

Total fund

£1.2 million

Grant range

A maximum of £600,000.

Luton Investment Programme

Closed / Fund

Enhancing the arts and cultural infrastructure in Luton

Funding activity

Capacity building, sector development, talent development.

Total fund

£1.5 million.

Grant range

Between £40,000 and £340,000.

International Showcasing

Closed / Fund

Growing new overseas markets and audiences for art and culture from England

Funding activity

Sector development.

Total fund

£2.1 million.

Grant range

Between £50,000 and £300,000.

Creative Local Growth Fund

Closed / Fund

A fund placing art and culture at the heart of local economic growth, supporting creative industries and tourism

Funding activity

Capacity building, organisational development, sector development.

Total fund

£1.5m 

Grant range

£150,000 to £500,000.

Applying to Grants for the Arts

How to apply to our grant programme for individuals, art organisations and other people who use the arts in their work

Funding activity

Audio-visual, broadcast and transmission, buildings and infrastructure, capacity building, commissioning, digital creation, diversity and equality, education and learning, exhibition, festival, organisational development, original work, participation, performance, production, professional development, publishing, research and development, sector development, talent development, touring.

Grant range

£1,000 to £100,000.

Arts Council / V&A Purchase Grant Fund

Open / Fund

This fund supports the purchase of a wide range of material for the permanent collections of non-nationally funded organisations in England and Wales

Funding activity

Collections, museums, exhibition.

Total fund

£750,000 for 2016/17.

Grant range

The purchase price of the object should be between £500 and £500,000. Grants may be made of up to 50 per cent of the purchase price.

Museum Development Grants 2015 - 18

Closed / Fund

Ensuring that a network of advice and support is available for all Accredited museums

Funding activity

Capacity building, Organisational development, Sector development

Total fund

A sum of £3 million available for 2015/16.

Change Makers

Closed / Fund

This fund is aimed at increasing the diversity of senior leadership in art and culture

Funding activity

Diversity and equality, Organisational development, Sector development, Talent development

Total fund

£2.6 million was available through the Change Makers fund, including £500,000 for Major partner museums.

Grant range

Between £100,000 and £150,000

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