Last updated on 12 October 2021.
UK Arts Councils:
- Arts Council England
- Creative Scotland
- Arts Council of Wales/Cyngor Celfyddydau Cymru
- Arts Council of Northern Ireland
UK focused funding from other funders, arts organisations and partners:
- Art Cry: Grants and micro-grants for for urgent artistic responses to current social and political events
- Art Fund: Respond and Reimagine Grants for museums, galleries and cultural organisation
- Grand Plan: Grants for artists of colour who want to make a new creative project
- Creative Debuts: Black Artists Grant
- Help Musicians funds and awards for musicians
- PRS Foundation funds for music creators
- Ralph Vaughan Williams Trust funding for the performance, creation and recording of music by professional British composers
- Dance Fund: Dance Professionals Fund
- Society of Authors: Authors’ Contingency Fund
- Directors Charitable Foundation: Directors Support Scheme
- Equity Charitable Trust: Welfare Grants for theatre industry professionals
- Fleabag Support Fund for theatre industry professionals
- Actors’ Benevolent Fund
Funding advice for artists:
The Mayor of London established the Culture at Risk Office to safeguard London’s cultural life and to support organisations, venues and people across the creative sector.
List of grants currently available across the UK with a specific page for emergency funds and a page dedicated to all arts, culture and heritage grants.
Unlimited is an arts commissioning programme that enables new work by disabled artists to reach UK and international audiences.
Recommended listings for current call for entries, opportunities and funding for independent artists, curators, producers and artist-led organisations to sustain your practice and programmes:
We regularly share information relating to funding and resources available for artists across different art forms on our Twitter feed or look out for the hashtag #JerwoodRecommends. We share opportunities that are free to apply to and provide fair remuneration.
Visit our Apply Now page to find out about the latest Jerwood Arts call for entries.
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Updated from a huge selection of magazines, newsletters, emails, submissions and tips from artists. Only high-quality, fair opportunities are listed, and never for advertising fees.
Browse latest news stories from the art and culture sector here which includes opportunities, courses, commissions and funding submitted by arts organisations and individuals.
Here you can find all the current jobs and opportunities, as well as the latest news, from the industry. / Yma gallwch ddod o hyd i’r holl swyddi a chyfleoedd presennol, yn ogystal â’r newyddion diweddaraf o’r meysydd creadigol.
Opportunities, awards and prizes for visual artists, writers, dancers, performers, actors.
Find out about awards, prizes, residencies, studio spaces and job opportunities for makers in your area.
Creative opportunities uploaded by Scotland’s creative people.
Opportunities for curators and visual artists.
This page contains information about current calls for submissions opportunities for artists working in the moving image – including the latest festival submissions, exhibition opportunities, residencies and production funds.
LADA offers artistic and professional development opportunities for artists, curators, Higher Education and the Live Art infrastructure.
News, funding, commissions, meetings, events & jobs for everyone working in the Outdoor Arts performance sector.
Scottish Contemporary Art Network is a member-led network committed to championing and supporting the contemporary art sector in Scotland.
Stay up-to-date with makers and craft opportunities in Scotland via the Craft Scotland Website or by subscribing to their newsletter.
An independent platform to support artists, curators & project spaces throughout the UK with the latest opportunities and exhibitions.
Opportunities and events for playwrights.
Linda Bloomfield shares the latest performing arts opportunities via Twitter.
A collective voice to advocate for the UK freelance theatre workforce.
Other information and guidance for independent artists, curators, producers and artist-led organisations:
The Creative Industries Federation represents, champions and supports the UK’s creative industries.
Acas gives employees and employers free, impartial advice on workplace rights, rules and best practice.
Advice for members, including information for freelancers working in film and TV and workers in theatre, live events and the arts.
Information and advice for makers, craft business and organisations.
Content and resources to help you develop digital skills.
The Culture, Health & Wellbeing Alliance have created guidance for working online, and online safeguarding.