ACE making £20 million available to artists and freelancers

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.' 

Who is eligible to apply for this fund?

Creative practitioners whose main work is focused on these artforms and disciplines:

  • Music
  • Theatre
  • Dance
  • Visual Arts
  • Literature
  • Combined Arts
  • Museums practice

This work includes: choreographers, writers, translators, producers, editors, freelance educators in the disciplines and artforms ACE support, composers, directors, designers, artists, craft makers and curators.

Magicians and comedians can apply to this fund, as long as they have a track record of receiving public funding for their work.

ACE will publish guidance and a detailed timetable for this fund on 30 March.

As with the fund for organisations, if you are interested in applying for this but are not already registered on Grantium (Arts Council’s funding portal), you will need to do so by Friday 3 April. They say there will be help to do this. LEAN has registered on Grantium in the past and can share our experiences. Email Jane.