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2020 to 2021 Arts Activities Project Commissioning

Through 2020 to 2021 Arts Activities commissioning (Round 2), we are seeking to support time-limited, outcome-led arts projects with measurable impact under the following two themes.

Please read the information in the prospectus carefully.

  • Cultural Diversity – Projects focused on developing culturally diverse arts leadership and sector capacity development
  • Culture on our Doorstep – Projects in neighbourhoods and communities

If you have not had funding from us before, we will not accept an application unless you have had an advice surgery first.

Even if you have been commissioned before, we would strongly recommend that you come in for an advice surgery or arrange a telephone surgery, so that we can give you help with your application.

To arrange a surgery, please email us: art.grants@birmingham.gov.uk. We have appointments available for most days and times, Monday to Friday.

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

The application closing date for both Cultural Diversity and Culture on Our Doorstep Commissioning is Friday 8 January 2021, 5pm

2020 to 2021 Arts Activities Commissioning Application form Round 2

Arts Activities Commissioning Prospectus 2020 Round 2

Aston and Newtown Arts Development Programme 2020 to 2024

Through this Aston and Newtown Arts Development Programme we are seeking to support one three-year, arts development programme embedded in the Aston & Newtown area that will engage local residents in arts activities which contribute to the following:

  • Social cohesion
  • Improved environment
  • Health and wellbeing

Please read the information in the prospectus carefully.

Arts Activities Commissioning is a competitive process. The total grant funding for this programme over the three years is a total of £150,000 (£50,000 per year.

The application process for this commission has two stages. There will only be one successful application for this commissioning opportunity.

If you have not had funding from us before, we will not accept an application unless you have had an advice surgery first.

Even if you have been commissioned before, we would strongly recommend that you come in for an advice surgery or arrange a telephone surgery, so that we can give you help with your application.

To arrange a surgery, please email us: art.grants@birmingham.gov.uk

We have appointments available for most days and times, Monday to Friday.

Closing date

The application closing date for the Aston and Newtown Arts Development Programme Fund is Friday 5 February 2021, 5pm