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ACE say 'artists and creative practitioners will be able to apply for grants of up to £2,500 if they have a track record in publicly funded culture.' 


This is for organisations who are not in receipt of regular funding from the Arts Council. You can apply fora maximum of £35,000. 


All organisations within the Arts Council’s 2018-22 National Portfolio of Organisations (including Bands 1-3, and Sector Support Organisations) are eligible to apply.


In response to Covid 19, Brent is rescheduling its Borough of Culture programme until later in 2020, Lewisham's programme will move to 2022 and Croydon will remain scheduled for 2023.


We will still be offering our information and guidance sessions but by phone, Skype, Zoom or what ever virtual method suits you best. 


Until at least the 20 April we will be working remotely and the LEAN office will be closed. You can still contact us by email and social media and we hope to stay mentally healthy and well by lots of digital/virtual contact!


Creative Industries Federation and Arts Council England are producing some helpful guidance into what to do about the virus and how budget announcements might support freelancers and small arts organisations.


Blown away by the news that Lewisham has been chosen to by London Borough of Culture 2021, part of London’s Mayor Sadiq Khan’s plans to support the arts in London.  

The Albany wants to make something for the community that brings people together – what would you make or do if it was you?