ACED - New Culture, Leisure and Tourism Fund launches plus new arts and culture opportunities

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Dear Creative,

It's Volunteers Week 2023 - an annual celebration of the contribution millions of people make across the UK through volunteering in their communities. Get involved!

  • New Culture, Leisure and Tourism Fund launches
  • Don't forget to book your place at our next ACED Network meeting on 28 June.
  • Thank you to everyone who signed up to the ACED directory. If you missed the deadline, you can still sign up on our new website when it launches this summer.
  • Check out our latest artist calls and new grant opportunities


*NEW* Culture, Leisure and Tourism Fund (CLTF) 

The new CLTF launches on Monday 12 June. Community organisations can apply for up to £20,000 to help decarbonise their arts venue, e.g. solar PV panels, air source heat pumps, EV charging points.

Take a look at The Arts Green Book for guidance in making cultural buildings sustainable.

6-week application window and a single stage application process.


Reminder - next ACED Network Meeting

ACED sign up

Wednesday 28 June, 10.00-12.00 at Axminster Guildhall

Focus on funding opportunities with Arts Council England and National Heritage Lottery Fund.

  • Introduction to Arts Council Programmes, Ceri Johnson, ACE
  • Introduction to National Lottery Heritage Fund, Kelly Spry-Phare, NLHF
  • Sustainable Arts & Culture, Catherine Causley, Climate Change Officer, EDDC
  • Decarbonising your buildings through the CLTF Fund, Joanne Avery, EDDC

Register your place

Artist Opportunities


© Emily Appleton Photography

Artist Call

Villages in Action are actively seeking performers, musicians, dancers, poets, and storytellers to showcase their skills and entertain audiences as part of their dynamic touring programme from summer 2023 to August 2024. They are also seeking volunteer promoters to act as a catalyst of creative activities in their own communities.

Training Opportunities

Museums Training: How to set Collections Care Priorities

Conservation Officer Helena Jaeschke will lead a vital workshop for anyone working in collections. Discover how to use data to create manageable tasks and achievable goals, and manage the responsibility of looking after a collection without feeling overwhelmed.

How to set Collections Care Priorities 22 June, 1pm Via Zoom

Funding Opportunities

  • The Elephant Trust: grants of up to £5,000 for artists in the Fine Arts, small organisations and galleries making or producing new work or exhibitions.

Deadline: 25 June 2023


Arts and Culture East Devon (ACED) is a forum connecting the artistic communities of East Devon and providing a central platform to engage, network, promote and talk about arts and culture across the region