Funding Opportunities

Award for Civic Arts Organisations Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation (UK Branch)

Deadline: 30/11/2020

Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation (UK Branch), in partnership with King’s College London has opened submissions for a new award that celebrates the civic role of arts organisations in society

Offering one award of £100,000 and two of £25,000, the Award for Civic Arts Organisations aims to shine a spotlight on the vital role that arts organisations play in society.

The award will highlight and celebrate civic arts organisations and their response to the pandemic, with funding and further support to continue their work and share learning and will shine a spotlight on the vital role that arts organisations play in sustaining a thriving, creative, and connected society, particularly during challenging times.

Find more information and apply here

Hospitality, Leisure and Retail Support Grant (Expanded Scheme) Liverpool City Council and the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority

Deadline: 11/12/2020

This grant has been developed in response to restrictions impacting hospitality, leisure and retail businesses in the region; designed specifically to support businesses that have not been eligible for or received funds from other support grants (i.e. the Liverpool City Region Hospitality and Leisure Grant).

Those who can apply: State Aid compliant small and micro businesses in the Liverpool City Region that have been trading on or before 11th March 2020.

Apply between 30th November and 11th December 2020.

Find more information and apply here

Project Grants: Supporting Grassroots Live Music Arts Council England

Deadline: 31/03/2021

This funding is available to those whose main function is to host and/or promote live music events in venues. Usually, this will be venues and promoters (or groups of venues and/or promoters).

We are particularly interested in supporting those venues and promoters who work in the grassroots part of this sector (ie those working with new, developing talent in small to mid-size venues).

We welcome applications from those who work with all types of musical types and genres. We are keen to support projects that bring the full spectrum of contemporary popular music genres to live audiences.

Find more information and apply here

Funding/Award Opportunities

Thriving Communities Fund Arts Council England

Deadline: 08/01/2021

This funding is designed to increase social connectedness, and help communities cope with the impact of COVID-19.
Applications can be led by voluntary, community, faith and social enterprise (VCSFE) organisations working in arts, and culture, including libraries, museums and heritage (among others)

Find more information and apply here

Job Opportunities

Stealing Sheep looking for artists to join their production team

Employer: Stealing Sheep Deadline: 01/12/2020

Stealing sheep is recruiting artists to join their production team! Work with them on their next album in a series of monthly online zoom meetings throughout 2021.

They wish to ensure that the production team is made up predominantly of female identifying and non-binary artists.

Find more information and apply here

Training Opportunity Opportunities


Deadline: 05/12/2020

BEACON is a day of video webinars, masterclasses, short artist chats and specific conversations that will help you to think about creative ways to grow your artist project after COVID. It takes place online on Saturday 5th December 2020, 11am – 5pm. We have sought out a group of artists and industry professionals who have led innovative campaigns to drive success in the midst of the COVID pinch. There are some incredibly inspiring stories and strategies that came about despite the trying circumstances – and we hope you’ll be able to feel similarly inspired by these.

Find more information and apply here

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