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RBKC: Arts Grants Scheme

New One-Off Project Grant Available for Creative and Cultural Activities

£45,000 is available and will be distributed through grant applications of up to of £15,000.

This award will support professional artists and arts organisations to deliver participatory activities that are co-curated and co-designed with the community from inception through to delivery. Activities must take place across the borough between 21 June and 31 August 2021.

Please note, you cannot be in receipt of this grant and an Arts Grant for the same project.

If you are interested in applying for this grant, please email culture@rbkc.gov.uk for further information.

Deadline for applications will be Tuesday 25 May 2021.

Arts Grants Applications Now Open

The Arts Grants Scheme welcomes applications from individuals and organisations looking to produce innovative and engaging art projects across the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, and offers grants of up to £3,000. There is a large demand on this fund, so unfortunately not all applications will be successful.

Please note that we have updated our Guidance Document. We advise all applicants to read carefully before making an application.

Application Process

The Arts Grant Scheme has been running for more than 15 years, funding over 350 excellent and engaging arts projects.

The fund is open across 2 rounds each year and we welcome projects reflecting a wide range of arts based activities within in the borough from participatory arts based projects, tours, artist-based talks, research and development, theatre, dance etc.

Please note that in light of the on-going restrictions imposed due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) we welcome digital projects to be run online.

We are equally keen to receive proposals for in-person activity, and will require you to describe what measures you are taking in order to conduct your project safely.

Advice surgeries for first time applicants will be available from Monday 5 April. Please email the Arts team if you would like to book a slot.

Please contact us with any questions at arts@rbkc.gov.uk.

All applicants must complete the application form by midnight on Tuesday 25 May 2021.