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Current arts funding applications

2021 to 2022 Arts Activities Project Commissioning

Through 2021 to 2022 Arts Activities commissioning, we are seeking to support arts projects under the following three themes.

  1. Culture on our Doorstep - Arts Activities in local neighbourhoods creating a better sense of place, local identity, better quality of life, health and wellbeing for communities
  2. Next Generation - Arts Activities for children and young people outside of education engaging their imagination and interest inspiring them to be bold and ambitious
  3. Cultural Diversity - Progression routes into arts and cultural leadership for Birmingham artists/creatives from certain protected characteristic groups; supporting Birmingham’s arts sector to better represent its culturally diverse population

Please read the information in the prospectus carefully.

Eligible organisations and groups can apply for more than one scheme but must complete separate application forms for each scheme.

Download the 2021 to 2022 Arts Activities Commissioning Prospectus (PDF)

Download the 2021 to 2022 Arts Activities Commissioning Application form (Word document)

We will not accept your application unless you have attended an online information session and/or individual advice and guidance surgery.

Online Information Sessions

There are online information sessions for each commissioning scheme.

Sessions will be conducted online using a free application called Microsoft Teams.

Please contact our service if you are unable to attend the online sessions.

Culture on Our Doorstep:

Next Generation:

Cultural Diversity:

Advice and Guidance Surgeries

Applicants can also book an individual advice and guidance surgery to discuss their project ideas against the commissioning criteria. There will be no Advice and Guidance surgery slots during the week of the funding scheme deadline.

To arrange an individual advice and guidance surgery, please email

Important Dates

Each commissioning scheme has a different closing date.

Closing date for schemes

Commissioning scheme

Information Webinar

Advice and Guidance Surgeries



Project Start (approx.)

Delivery completion

Deadline for final project evaluations

Culture on our doorstep

23 April 2021

26 April to 7 May 2021

14 May 2021, 5pm

9 June 2021

31 March 2022

30 April 2022

Next Generation

11 June 2021

14 to 25 June 2021

2 July 2021, 5pm

27 August 2021

31 March 2022

30 April 2022

Cultural diversity

30 July 2021

9 to 20 August 2021

3 September 2021, 5pm

29 October 2021

31 March 2022

30 April 2022

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