Signpost: Funding and Resources for UK Based Artists and Artist-Led Organisations

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Last updated on 1 February 2022.


UK Arts Councils:

Funding and advice for artistic development and  projects across the UK.


UK focused funding from other funders, arts organisations and partners:


Recommended listings for current call for entries, opportunities and funding for independent artists, curators, producers and artist-led organisations:

Jerwood Arts Twitter

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.

Arts Admin – E-Digest 

Artsadmin’s eDigest is a weekly email newsletter for artists and arts professionals. It’s an invaluable round-up featuring information submitted by a wide network of people on funding, commissions, platforms, calls for artists, seminars, workshops, courses, resources, jobs, opportunities, studio space and more.


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.

Arts Council England – Art News

Browse latest news stories from the art and culture sector here which includes opportunities, courses, commissions and funding submitted by arts organisations and individuals.

Arts Council Wales Bulletin 

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.

Arts Hub 

Opportunities, awards and prizes for visual artists, writers, dancers and performers.

Art Licks

An independent platform to support artists, curators & project spaces throughout the UK with the latest opportunities and exhibitions.

Crafts Council

Find out about awards, prizes, residencies, studio spaces and job opportunities for makers in your area.

Craft Scotland

Stay up-to-date with makers and craft opportunities in Scotland.

Creative Scotland

Creative opportunities uploaded by Scotland’s creative people.

Curator Space

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.

It’s Nice That

A list of creative schemes, opportunities and networks for the BIPOC community.

Live Art Development Agency

LADA offers artistic and professional development opportunities for artists, curators, Higher Education and the Live Art infrastructure.

National Centre for Writing

Opportunities for writers including awards and residencies.


Linda Bloomfield shares the latest performing arts opportunities via Twitter.

Outdoor Arts UK

News, funding, commissions, meetings, events & jobs for everyone working in the Outdoor Arts performance sector.

Scottish Contemporary Art Network 

Scottish Contemporary Art Network is a member-led network committed to championing and supporting the contemporary art sector in Scotland.

Write A Play

Opportunities and events for playwrights.


Other information and resources for independent artists, curators, producers and artist-led organisations:

Artquest How to

Advice from artists, curators and gallerists which covers a comprehensive range of subjects relevant to artists’ lives.

Crafts Council

Information and advice for makers, craft business and organisations.


A collective voice to advocate for the UK freelance theatre workforce.

The Uncultured Resources

Resources for freelancers working in the creative and cultural industries.

Unlimited Resources

A collection of articles and guides for disabled artists covering a wide range of topics.

The White Pube Funding Library

The library is a resource of successful funding applications to learn from.