Funding and Commissions

These links are hosted externally by friends and colleagues across the sector, and we’re indebted to those who have compiled fantastic lists elsewhere. Where possible we have included additional resource lists to help continue your research.

 

Funding

Arts Connect Resources - One Stop Shop
ww.artsconnect.co.uk/what-were-doing/only-connect/

Resources for Artists & Freelancers - a page filled with resources, gathered together by the RSC:
https://www.rsc.org.uk/support-for-artists/resources-for-artists-and-freelancers

Coronavirus Community Support Fund
https://www.tnlcommunityfund.org.uk/news/press-releases/2020-05-20/statement-about-the-coronavirus-community-support-fund

Staffordshire Community Foundation Covid-19 Emergency Grants
https://staffsfoundation.org.uk/grants/covid-19-emergency-grants/

Resourcing Racial Justice Fund
Providing financial support to organisations, community and grassroots groups that are working to redress the impact of COVID-19 and beyond on those who identify as POC.
http://resourcingracialjustice.org/

UK Gov Business Support Finder
https://www.gov.uk/business-coronavirus-support-finder

Government Support & Advice for Midlands Businesses via Midlands Engine
https://www.midlandsengine.org/covid-19/

The Steven Morgan Foundation – COVID-19 Emergency Fund for Charities and Non Profit Organisations
https://stevemorganfoundation.org.uk/

Cause4 list of various charity funder responses
https://www.cause4.co.uk/news/how-are-funders-helping-health-crisis

Theataccounts Covid-19 financial scenario flowchart
https://twitter.com/Theataccounts/status/1245320782198300675?s=20

Coventry 2021 Coronavirus Resilience Fund
https://www.heartofenglandcf.co.uk/coventry-2021-coronavirus-resilience-fund/

Youth Music Emergency Fund (music-making organisations)
https://network.youthmusic.org.uk/youth-music-launches-emergency-fund

Equity Charitable Trust (actors)
http://www.equitycharitabletrust.org.uk/financial-help/

The Artist General Benevolent Fund (artists)
https://www.agbi.org.uk/

Help for Musicians (musicians and music related roles)
https://www.helpmusicians.org.uk/

Convert tickets into donations with the Spektrix ticket converter
https://support.spektrix.com/hc/en-us/articles/360006811178

Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme
https://www.british-business-bank.co.uk/ourpartners/coronavirus-business-interruption-loan-scheme-cbils-2/for-businesses-and-advisors/

AIM Crisis Fund for Independent Music Contractors
https://www.aim.org.uk/#/opportunities/view/aim-crisis-fund-for-independent-music-contractors

National Lottery Heritage Emergency Fund
http://www.heritagefund.org.uk/news/heritage-emergency-fund-launches-help-sector

Heart of England Community Foundation: Coronavirus Resilience Fund
https://www.heartofenglandcf.co.uk/coronavirus-resilience-fund/

Micro Grants for remote participation projects in Stoke
https://www.voluntaryarts.org/stoke-on-trent-micro-grants

Birmingham City Council Community Grants & Resilience Funding
Voluntary and faith groups who are helping children, young people and families through the challenges of Covid-19 are invited to apply for grants of up to £10,000 to continue supporting families through this difficult period.
https://www.birmingham.gov.uk/Covid19CYPF

Good Finance Covid-19 Resource Hub for Charities & Social Enterprises
https://www.goodfinance.org.uk/covid-19-resource-hub-charities-social-enterprises

The National Lottery Community Fund - Coronavirus Updates
https://www.tnlcommunityfund.org.uk/about/coronavirus-updates

Freedlands Foundation Emergency Fund for artists & freelancers in the visual arts sector
https://www.freelandsfoundation.co.uk/covid-19

Directors Charitable Foundation - Directors Support Scheme
https://www.directorscf.org/guidance-for-applicants

Commissions

Transforming Narratives Grants of up to £4,000 are on offer to enable creative and cultural practitioners in Birmingham, Pakistan and Bangladesh to make connections and work collaboratively using digital technology.
https://www.transformingnarratives.com/digital_collaborative_grants.aspx

Arts City Artist Opportunities List
https://artscity.co.uk/artist-opportunities-during-covid-19/

Artquest - includes a range of opportunities and advice for visual artists
https://www.artquest.org.uk/home/

MAIA Group - Open Call Commissions (closes 30th May)
http://www.maiagroup.co/blog/keep-keeping-fund-amp-maia-commissions

Grain Photography Hub - Open Call Commissions (various opportunities, closing 10th & 15th June)
https://grainphotographyhub.co.uk/portfolio-type/open-call-2020-commissions-bursaries/

Festival Stoke artists can apply for four new commissions as part of the Festival Echoes programme, funded through ACE's Covid 19 Emergency Response Fund.
https://www.festivalstoke.co.uk/news

Arts Connect Thrive R&D Fund £5k  R&D Bursaries for indie artists & small arts & culture orgs in the West Mids to innovate in their practice & in their digital work with children & young people 0-25yrs. Deadline 12 June.
https://www.artsconnect.co.uk/commission-thrive-research-development-fund/

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