£37 Million Arts Council Fund
Arts Council Launches Creative People and Places Fund (England)
The Arts Council England has launched a new £37 million fund to help people living in places where involvement in the arts is significantly below the national average to participate in the arts. The Creative People and Places Fund will operate over three years and will invest in around 15 programmes of activity that use radical new approaches to developing excellent, inspiring and sustainable arts experiences for communities not currently engaging with the arts. The Arts Council is keen to encourage long-term collaborations between local communities and arts organisations, museums, libraries and local authorities. The Arts Council anticipate that the majority of funds awarded will be for between £500,000 and £3 million over three years.
The closing date for applications is the 13th April 2012. All applicants must register their intention to apply with their regional Arts Council office by the 23rd March 2012.