• National Portfolio Funding Programme Opens for Applications

    The Arts Council England has announced that its National Portfolio Funding Programme 2015 – 18 is now open for applications.
    Through its National Portfolio Funding Programme the Arts Council support organisations that can help it deliver its national strategy and objectives and will provide grants to organisations and consortiums that engage people in England in arts activities or help artists and arts and community organisations in England to carry out their work. This can include:

    • Attending an arts event
    • Taking part in an arts activity
    • Creating or distributing a work of art.

    Funding for the National portfolio is limited. Successful applicants are generally expected to have an outstanding record of prior artistic achievement. The programme of work that the National Portfolio funding would support must mainly benefit artists, participants or audiences in England, and be relevant to the lives of diverse contemporary audiences. The minimum grant that can be applied for is £40,000 per year. In addition the Arts Council will also fund Bridge Organisations. Their role is to provide an environment in which cultural education can flourish both in and out of school.
    Bridge organisations are primarily facilitators and are not expected to directly deliver arts opportunities for children and young people. The Bridge role may be undertaken by a museum, an arts organisation or an arts education agency. The minimum grant that a Bridge organisation can apply for is £500,000 per year.
    Applications must be submitted by 12 noon on Monday 17 March 2014.
    Click here for more details.

    Posted on 3rd March 2014