Please ensure that you have read our Funding Guidelines before starting your application.
The Arts Council's logo should be used in all promotion and acknowledgements where possible. When using the logo the Arts Council's brand guidelines must be adhered to. Failure to acknowledge the Arts Council logo may result in your funding being revoked. You can find our logos and brand guidelines here.
As of 1st March 2019 our application process will be entirely online. Paper copies will no longer be accepted. If you do not have access to a computer or have difficulties with the online process then we encourage you to arrange an appointment with one of our team to assist you with it in our office.
With each application we ask you to provide a CV or Portfolio in relation to the art form you are applying funding towards. We also ask for two letters of recommendation in support of your project. If you are applying as an organisation you must provide your accounts. There may be instances where you will need to expand upon your financial breakdown or provide images and testimonials of your previous work. Please provide as much supporting information as possible, if you are unsure then you can read our guide to supporting documents or contact us (details at the bottom of the page).
Please note that applications cannot be submitted retrospectively. All applications must be submitted prior to the event/activity.
If your project or event includes children taking part in a performance please ensure you are complying with DESC Regulations, and apply to become an approved body or for a children's performance licence if required. Read more here.