Funding Round-up – Arts and Culture (Part 2), April 2022

Here is another collection of funding rounds from local and national organisations focusing on arts and culture themes aimed at helping charities continue their work.

Whilst every effort has been made to provide up-to-date information, due to the varying nature and progress of public policies and other related activity, MVA do advise that some of the details below may have changed since the time of its issue and ask that readers please check with each organisation’s website for the latest news.

Help Musicians - Music-led Creative Collaboration
Grants up to £5,000 are available from independent charity Help Musicians for professional musicians to undertake a UK-based collaboration with other non-music artists.
Eligible costs and activities include:
  • Venue and rehearsal space.
  • Recording costs (live or documentation - but not studio recording)
  • Travel, Access, or Accommodation
  • Fees for musicians, artists, or collaborators' time to allow for collaboration to happen
  • Any other reasonable costs associated with creative collaboration
The funders advise there should be a result to collaboration that ultimately pushes the boundaries of what the applicant does as a music creator.
At the time of writing although there was no specified deadline, suggesting applications can be made at any time, the funders do advise there will be an online session providing application support on 27th April 2022 at 1.30PM with further sessions to be announced.
For more information and how to apply, visit the charity’s website.

Grants from Idlewild Trust
Grants of up to £5,000 are available to registered charities working in the following two areas:
Arts Grants: Nurturing Early-Stage Professionals
Supporting programmes that improve opportunities for professionals working creatively within the arts at an early stage in their career.
Conservation Grants: Objects and Works of Art
To support the conservation of historic or artistically important objects and works of art in museums, galleries, places of worship, historic buildings, or their grounds.
The deadline for applications is 6th September 2022.
More information is available at the Idlewild Trust website.

Theatres Trust Small Grants Scheme
Grants of up to £5,000 are available for essential small capital improvements to not-for-profit theatres in the UK, to enable them to be viable and thrive in the future.
This scheme is especially interested in hearing from applications for improvements to buildings that protect theatre use and remove barriers to participation and attendance.
The deadline for applications is 3rd May 2022 with further dates to be announced.
For more information and how to apply, visit the trust’s website.

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