City Arts News Friday 7 October 2022

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City arts developments

Arts Development Dance Strategy Update

Check out the Hull Dance website for more information.

Hull Dance - Move Together

New Dance Group for Young People with Additional Needs (16 – 22 years old)

Starting Monday 7 November

Mondays 6 pm – 7.30 pm at Ainthorpe Youth Centre, Hemsley Grove, Hull. HU5 5EB

A chance to dance and create dances in a fun and relaxed way with experienced local dance artists and centre staff.  If you would like more information, or to book a place email

Check out their website for more information.

City Arts News

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City arts advice, support and networking

If you are in need of support and advice or have an idea for a future arts project we have experienced arts development officers who can help. Part of our role is also to help develop local artists.

We can:

keep you informed of commission opportunities
help you develop your ideas
advise on pricing, effective budgeting and preparing funding bids such as Arts Council grant funding applications.

Complete the online form with your idea or development needs or email

Grants to arts

Hull City Council Grants to Arts

You may be eligible to apply for a grant of up to £5000 for activity that:

is within the Hull city boundary and open to the general public

serves an identified interest group

increases the range of art opportunities available to local communities

supports and celebrates cultural diversity

develops local artistic talent

promotes innovation and excellence

Details of the grants scheme and the online form can be found on the Hull City Council website here.

Grants to Arts has supported Create and Express, a Social Action initiative, to run music workshops engaging members of the local culturally diverse communities and other stakeholders to empower them to have an open discussion about COVID19 mental health related issues. 

These workshops will provide inspiration for the participating musicians to create their own project compositions, leading onto them composing, recording and mixing in their own native languages, highlighting the issues discussed.

The songs will then be recorded, mixed and mastered by hired producers and engineers at the Create and Express recording studio and the music compilation will be launched with live performances at Welcome House Refugees Centre, providing the opportunity to raise awareness and at the same time, showcase their work and develop their artistic profile. Their work will also be  shared through their online platforms.  As a development from previous work Create and Express will be working with new artists from Somalia and a band from the Hull Sudanese community.

Check out their website for more information.  This project has also been funded by Comic Relief.


Hull Dance - Movement Class for People Living with MS

If you have MS or know someone who has, why not join us on Mondays at 11.00 am – 12.00 pm via Zoom. This bespoke class supports participants to improve co-ordination, stretch bodies and minds, create and remember dances and most of all laugh and relax. For more information email Keyna on

Hull Dance Awards

Hull Dance have announced the recipients of the new look Hull Dance Awards 2022/23.  Lewys Holt receives the Development Award to create a new piece of contemporary dance in Hull.  Holly Gibbs received the Transgressions Award to perform at the Transgressions event next year.  Both will also work with other professional dancers.

Check out the Hull Dance Blog for more information.


Ladies Unleashed

Until Saturday 22 October

Hull Truck Theatre

Following the popular Hull Truck Theatre hits, Ladies Day and Ladies Down Under Amanda Whittington returns with her third instalment of the Ladies Trilogy Ladies Unleashed.

In Ladies Unleashed the group of friends are reunited on the Holy Island of Lindisfarne, as they face growing older and the next stage of their lives with typical humour, drama, and some ghostly goings on. Directed by Mark Babych this moving comedy about friendship, growing older and living for today will celebra te new writing, female voices and continue to champion people from the city of Hull .

Check out their website for more information.

Twelfth Night and Great Adventures

Hull Truck Theatre

Twelfth Night (Tuesday 18 – Wednesday 19 October) is a hugely entertaining story of hoaxes, heartbreak and hidden identities. This production by The Royal Shakespeare Company has been created to give 7–13-year-olds a fantastic first experience of Shakespeare. Using edited versions of the original language, First Encounters brings the plays to life on stage in just 90 minutes.

Hull Truck Theatre’s popular Great Adventures (Saturday 22 and Tuesday 25 October) continues to encourage children aged 3-6 and their families to get creative. The October half term adventure is Princess & The Pea themed and features an arts & crafts session followed by an interactive performance where the children’s craft items come to life as part of the interactive play. The experience offers a wonderful first theatre experience for young children.

Check out their website for more information.


Hull Truck Theatre Film Screening

Silent Cinema (Friday 14 October) present The Mark of Zorro - who he is, nobody knows. Appearing as if from nowhere, clad all in black, sword flashing, he defends the weak and strikes fear into the villainous as he carves his trademark ‘Z’ into the cheek of his opponent. The Hollywood adventure movie began here, with the greatest swashbuckler of them all, Douglas Fairbanks. This will include live, improvised piano accompaniment by Jonny Best, Part of Yorkshire Silent Film Festival.

Check out their website for more information.

Wrecking Ball's Film Club

Check out their website for more information.

Hull Independent Cinema

Check out the HIC website for more information.

Literature and talks

Larkin Society In Conversation

Hull Truck Theatre

Larkin Society presents In Conversation with Rosie Millard & Alan Johnson (Thursday 27 October). In this centenary year, the Larkin Society presents a conversation about Larkin the writer, the man and the controversy that sometimes surrounds him.

Check out their website for more information.

East Riding Libraries’ Annual Festival of Words is back again from 13-22 October

Join them as we celebrate the world of literature, with an exciting line up of bestselling authors, poets and musicians.

They will have a range of in-person and online events happening throughout October, from poetry workshops to concerts and quizzes. There really is something for everyone.

If you have a passion for Bestsellers, try their Bestsellers Day featuring five fantastic bestselling authors throughout the day. Or if Crime Thrillers are more your thing, why not come to our Espionage and Crime Day and meet some top authors of the genre.

Check out their website for more information and tickets.

Kids Curator Talk

Wednesday 26 October,  11am & 2pm

Humber Street Gallery

Free, no booking required

During half-term they’re hosting a special Kids Curator Talk.

Aiming to explore the art on display with families and young people of the city, targeted at ages 11 to 16 (KS3/4).

Check out their website for more information.

2023 International Dylan Thomas Prize for Literary Opens to Applications

The International Dylan Thomas Prize is an annual competitive award provided in partnership by the Dylan Thomas Centre and Swansea University to recognise and reward literary talent in young authors.

The prize will be awarded to the single author who, in the opinion of the judges, has written the best literary Work - a commercially published original volume of English language poetry, collection of short fictional stories, fictional novel or novella, radio script or screenplay.

The main prize for the winner is £20,000. Each shortlisted entrant will receive a Runners-up Award of £500.

All authors of any nationality who are aged between 18 and 39 will qualify. Entries are to be submitted by International and UK publishers on behalf of eligible authors. The closing date for entries to the 2023 Prize is Friday 4 November 2022.

Check out their website for more information.

Thursday Lates: Bloomberg New Contemporaries Artist Talk

Thursday 10 November, 7-9pm

Humber Street Gallery

Pay what you can, booking required

A member of the Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2022 cohort joins us for this Thursday Lates event. The talk will take place amongst the exhibition and provides an opportunity to meet the artist.

Check out their website for more information.


Hull Bach Choir Rehearsals

Every Monday until mid December, 7.30-9.30pm

St Mary's Church, Hallgate, Cottingham, HU16 4DD

SATB Rehearsals for 'Viva Vivaldi' for concert in Trinity Methodist Church Cottingham Rd Hull Saturday 15 October - then next concert programme. New singers welcome in all voices. "Singing promotes health,breathing, circulation and digestion" said John Henry Kellogg (Mr Cornflakes) in 1931.

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Check out their website for more information.

Hull Choral Union Rehearsals

Every Wednesday until early December, 7.30-9.30pm

St Mary's College, HU6 7TN

SATB Rehearsals for Dvorak: Mass in D & some choral classics for concert in Hull Minster on Thursday 10 November - then 'Messiah' excerpts for December concert. Vacancies for all voices - especially tenors.

Email address -

Check out their website for more information.

HBC Concert Viva Vivaldi

Saturday 15 October

Trinity Methodist Chruch, Newland Avenue, Hull, HU5 2EJ, Wheelchair access.

Adult £15 (2 for £25), Students & Jobseekers £5 Children aged up to 18 free.

Hull Bach Choir & Orchestra. Vivaldi's Gloria in D, Magnificat in G minor & Beatus Vir in C. Conducted by Julian Savory. Tickets from Hull Box Office (on-line), Gough & Davy (In person) or Cash at the door. See website for more information

Check out their website for box office.

Check out their website for more information.

LYR, featuring Simon Armitage

Monday 10 October, Wrecking Ball Arts Centre, £22

LYR is a band comprised of author and current British poet laureate Simon Armitage, singer-songwriter Richard Walters and multi-instrumentalist and producer Patrick Pearson.

Check out their website for more information.

Hulljazz presents Julie Edwards & Kevin Dearden

Wednesday 19 October

The William Gemmell, 505, Anlaby Road, Hull, HU3 6EN

Price - £10 or £5 concessions NUS, unemployed. Payment on the door.

A welcome return visit from leading U.K. jazz vocalist Julie Edwards together with saxophonist Kevin Dearden perform a wide range of material accompanied by Sean Miller - keyboards, George Beastall - bass and Chris Sykes - drums. "Fast becoming one of the top attractions on the jazz circuit" Jazz UK

Check out their website for more information.

Hulljazz presents the Jenny Bray Collective

Wednesday 2 November 8pm

The William Gemmell, 505, Anlaby Road, Hull, HU3 6EN

£8 or £4 concessions NUS, unemployed. Under-18s free if accompanied by a paying adult. Payment on the door

Recently returned to the UK and now East Yorkshire-based, Juilliard graduate Jenny Bray is a pianist, composer, singer, songewriter & teacher. She will be performing orginal material with her guest musicians and students, including Johnny 'Saxman' Diggle.

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Check out their website for more information.

Loudhailer Electric Company + The Last Bastions of Bohemia

Tuesday 13 December, 8pm

New Adelphi Club, Hull, HU5 2RU

£5 until 31 October then £8 adv and £10 otd

Loudhailer Electric Company: four piece original psychedelic band featuring members of prophetic cult bands Red Guitars, Dead Fingers Talk and The Planet Wilson. Expect original psychedelic sounds, an eclectic blend of rebel rock from across the ages, with tacit nods to garage punk, psychedelia, Americana and acid folk/rock. Listen up for songs telling stories of road trips, myths & legends and sci fi. The band have three albums released on DHM Record label distributed by Label Worx. The Last Bastions of Bohemia: Indie Guitar band featuring members of popular '80s bands The Brontes/Crush playing a blend of original pop-infused rock

Check out their website for tickets.

Check out their website for more information.

Visual art and craft

Beverley Open Studios

Saturday 8 & Sunday 9 October, 10am-4pm

Saturday 15 & Sunday 16 October, 10am-4pm

Various Beverley venues

Open Studios is a unique opportunity to meet a wonderful mixture of 30+ artists of Beverley, ranging from painters and printers, to potters, framers, jewellers, and photographers.

Check out their website for more information.

Youth arts

87 Gallery at Artlink Hull - Explorers

The new term of Explorers - after school clubs for young people meeting weekly in the new studio space begins this week.

Young people will learn new processes and the use of emerging technologies in Art & Design linked to the exhibition programme. The new Explorers will have the opportunity to collaborate with a range of local and national artists, take part in unique experiences across the city, and create a portfolio of work which might support their studies in school.

This term will focus on analogue photography, sound and video, avatars & mask casting.

There are spaces available in the 12-16s group and sessions are 6.30-8pm every Wednesday evening.

Check out their website for more information.

Hull Truck Theatre introduce exciting new playwrighting opportunities: 37 Plays in partnership with the Royal Shakespeare Company

Young Writers Groups (ages 14 – 18 & 18 – 30)

37 Plays is a new national playwriting project led by the Royal Shakespeare Company and Associate Regional Theatres, including Hull Truck Theatre, and is open to anyone. 2023 will mark the 400th  anniversary of the publication of Shakespeare’s First Folio, the first time his plays were brought together in one book. The project marks this anniversary by selecting and celebrating a new series of 37 brand new plays that reflect the world we live in today.

Submissions for plays opens from 1 - 31 January 2023

Hull Truck Young Writers Group (18 - 30 years)

Dates: Each session will take place 7pm until 9pm on Tuesday evenings at theatre until 13 December (no session on 25 October.) Tickets: Free

Hull Truck Young Writers Group (14 - 18 years)

Date: Each session will take place 6.30pm until 7.30pm on Wednesday evenings at theatre until 14 December (no session on 25 October.) Tickets: Free

Check out their website for more information.

Join in the Creative Voice Conversation

What would you like to see in a Youth Arts Festival that celebrates diversity?

Creative Voice will continue the conversation exploring how young people are creative at youth centres and youth arts projects this Autumn.   However after a day of workshops during the summer holidays as well as an exhibition of young people's art work already produced we are now working towards programming for a Youth Arts Festival 2023.

Follow @youthartshull twitter and creativevoicehull facebook and get involved in the conversation.

Creative Voice is a youth arts initiative led by Hull City Council Arts Development and Youth Development Service in partnership with Artlink and Hull Dance.

Creative Voice - Youth Arts Network

Monday 10 October, 2pm, MakerSpaceHull, Central Library, Albion Street, HU1 3TF

Don't miss the chance to discuss and share all things youth arts and shape its long term strategic development.  Including the chance to find out about the work of Generation Hull.


Events and exhibitions

Rugby League World Cup Cultural Festival: 'The Power of Performance: This is Us'

Saturday 22 October

Free and open to all

Performances run from 16:00 – 18:00 on a repeating cycle

Trinity Square, Zebedee’s Yard, Queen Victoria Square

The Rugby League World Cup Cultural Festival is an ambitious, inclusive, multidisciplinary festival bringing together audiences for sport and art around the tournament. Taking place in Newcastle, Hull, Leeds and Manchester, the festival will amplify “The Power of Together” and celebrate inclusivity and positive social impact.

A spectacular new outdoor performance brings the atmosphere and passion of the Rugby League out of the stadium and onto the streets. All before kick-off. This specially-commissioned free show, which features dance, music and aerial performance, tells three unique stories about the game and its people, charting how it has evolved from its roots to the sport we see today which inspires such passion in its fans.

Find out more on the Rugby League World Cup website

Rugby League World Cup Cultural Festival: 'The Power of Poetry'

Various times and locations in Hull from 18 October – 17 November

Inspired by the Rugby League World Cup strapline “The Power of Together” artist and poet Robert Montgomery has joined forces with Emergency Exit Arts and eight leading poets, to create four, striking, double-sided light poems. 'The Power of Poetry’ has been created in collaboration with poets Malika Booker, Vicky Foster, Jackie Kay, Zaffar Kunial, Sinéad Morrissey, Jacob Polley, Shane Rhodes and Louise Wallwein. The poems will journey across the North of England stopping off at locations in and around Rugby League World Cup host cities, from civic squares, to stadiums, libraries to local rugby league clubs. Keep an eye out for the poems in Hull!

Find out more on the Rugby League World Cup website

Folklore Imaginary | Maya Gurung-Russell Campbell at 87 Gallery

Open Thursday - Saturday 10am - 4.30 pm until Saturday 17 December

87 Gallery (Artlink Hull), 87 Princes Avenue, HU5 3QP

Drawing inspiration from the longstanding traditions of mask-making and masquerade in the Caribbean and Nepal, Brixton-based artist Maya Gurung-Russell Campbell creates evocative landscapes that explore her dual heritage. Incorporating sound, moving image, oral history, poetry and analogue photography, her practice centres matrilineal mythologies and lived experience, whilst interrogating universal themes.

Check out their website for more information.


Until 15 January 2023

Studio Eleven Gallery, 12 Humber Street, Hull, HU1 1TG

2 artists designers and one brewer have created a new collection of unique products. Inspired by the iconic Hornsea Pottery.

Visit the Studio Eleven Website for further information.

Re/Locate Art:Nature:Environment

Until Saturday 15 October

Every Thursday family arts activities (12-4pm) are run and on Fridays there are Hull Zine Library activities (2-6pm). Free.

Hull Artist Research Initiative, 47 King Edward Street, Hull, HU1 3RW

In their arts research and experimentation space HARI will be presenting an evolving display of works to initiate conversations that put nature and the environment at the centre. The season begins with Lauren Saunders and her Land Empathy Development Lab, and an exhibition of works by Jessie Davies – more artists to be announced. You are invited to pop in and speak to the artists when in residence through the week, and in addition to their Activity Thursdays and Zine Fridays they will be programming a number of talks and events at other times. See @hari_artsresearch for regular updates.

Email address -

Check out their website for more information.

Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2022

Until Sunday 27 November

Space 1 & Space 2 @ Humber Street Gallery and Gallery 4 @ Ferens Art Gallery

New Contemporaries annual exhibition of emerging and early career artists launches in Hull at Humber Street Gallery and Ferens Art Gallery. The hotly anticipated 2022 exhibition includes artists selected through an open submission by internationally renowned artists James Richards, Veronica Ryan and Zadie Xa. Established in 1949, New Contemporaries gives visibility, recognition and support to the incredible breadth and depth of emerging talent, enabling artists’ practices to become more sustainable long-term.

Check out their website for more information.

Bloomberg New Contemporaries Guided Tour

Sunday 30 October/27 November, 1pm/2pm/3pm

Humber Street Gallery & Ferens Art Gallery

Free, no booking required

Experience a guided tour of the exhibitions at both Humber Street Gallery and Ferens Art Gallery from HEY Volunteers. This tour includes a 10-minute walk between the two host galleries so you may experience the full exhibition.

Check out their website for more information

Angela Bell & Saskia Berkin, Beverley Open Studios

Saturday 8, Sunday 9, Saturday 15, Sunday 16 October, free entry

Gallery 21, Beverley, HU17 8BH

Mixed Media paintings and embroideries

Email address -

Check out their website for more information.

Thursday Lates

Thursday 13 October, 7-9pm

Humber Street Gallery

Pay what you can, booking required

One Thursday a month, Humber Street Gallery showcase new commissions relating to the themes of its latest exhibitions.

Check out their website for more information.

Hull and East Riding Hindu Cultural Association

Celebrates the Festival of Light - Diwali

Saturday 5 November, 5pm

Middleton Hall, University of Hull, Cottingham  Road, HU5 7RX

Adult Non Members - £28, Under 3 free, Children 3-12 years £16, Adult members and students £23

Live Variety Performances - 3 course dinner - DJ and Dance Floor - Bar - Fireworks

Email: for more information and tickets.

Courses and workshops

About Us Now event in Hull this October

Wednesday 26 October

Venue will be confirmed

Earlier this year Stemettes organised spectacular light shows in Hull. As part of UNBOXED: Creativity in the UK, they are organising fun-filled Steam activities in Hull for ages 7-25 including 3D modelling, illustration, HTML and fun with maths for the whole family this October. Young people will have a go at animation, motion graphics and architectural design with help from award-winning design studio and production company 59 Productions using the latest technologies. They will get creative in poetry sessions with The Poetry Society too. Stemettes is a UK organisation that engages, inspires, and educates young women and non-binary people into STEM careers.

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Check out their website for more information.

Wild: MILD Sonics For Sculptures

Tuesdays and Saturdays 11am-1pm

A performance will be held on Saturday 29 October.

Free/Pay As You Feel

Hull Community Diggers, 48A Beverley Road (behind Kingston Youth Centre), HU3 1YE

No booking, just turn up and join in inventing instruments with others - using scrap and recycled material incorporating Music Improvisation and Life Drawing into their design. Help build sonic sculptures and be part of a musical performance and creative celebration at Hull Community Diggers.

Workshops will be running up to 25 October.

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Check out their website for more information.

Makerspace Hull

First Wednesday of every month 5 - 7 pm, Free

Hull Central Library, HU1 3TF

Hosted in Hull Central Library, our space has state of the art manual, digital and electronic equipment, skilled staff providing support and workshops, as well as space to create, invent, explore, learn, think and exhibit. Pop in anytime to have a chat or come along to one of our open evenings on the first Wednesday of every month to try your hand at some making.

Telephone number - 613395

Check out their website for more information.

Beverley Minster Heritage Workshops

Until November

A range of heritage workshops including calligraphy, stone carving, gilding, stained glass, wood carving and needle felting.

Check out their website for more information.

Information and news

Art Fund - The Great Escape

Art Fund’s newest project, The Great Escape, will bring museums, schools, families and communities together to engage young people with the UK's natural environment, drawing inspiration from the art and objects in museums and the creative and learning opportunities they can offer.

Art Fund are asking you to invite primary school children into your spaces and create an artwork imagining its journey to a natural habitat rich in biodiversity. The things they make in the classroom, online and in museums will be brought together in a collective work of art, unveiled during a weekend of activities for all ages on Earth Day 2023.

As many organisations as possible are encouraged to participate by running your own activities, workshops, and events – big or small – to join in. Funding is not a prerequisite for getting involved, but if you do require financial support, there are a limited number of small grants available.

Check out their website for more information.

Critical Fish Creatives Directory

Need a creative freelancer? Or are you a creative freelancer looking for paid work? Use The Critical Fish Creatives Directory to help make connections.

Check out their website for more information.

Arts Council Investment Principles Resource Hub

Get started with some resources to embed the Arts Council Investment Principles in your work.

Check out their website for more information.

Jobs, funding and opportunities

ScrapStore Trustees Opportunity

Scrapstore are looking for new trustees to join the board who can help develop the reach and impact of the organisation. No experience is necessary just an interest in community based arts projects. The trustees meet with the key personnel on monthly basis to offer advice and support and to ensure the proper running of the organisation.

Email: for further information.

Reopening Date for Grants for a Fairer Future

After releasing details of its new funding strategy in July, the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation has now announced the Fairer Future grants stream will once again be accepting applications from October.

The funders will be hosting information webinars to discuss the new priorities and application process on the following days:

Arts and Creativity Making Change - Monday 17 October, 2pm to 3pm.

Children and Young People’s Rights - Monday 31 October, 2pm to 3pm.

Racial, Gender and Migrant Justice - Thursday 3 November, 11am to 12.30pm.

Full guidance will be published for the new grants in due course.

The fund is expected to reopen on 12 October.

Check out their website for more information.

Dance Professionals Fund

Help for dance professionals during the year as the cost of living situation continues.

Check out their website for more information.

Supporting Grassroots Live Music

National Lottery Project Grant

Deadline: Friday, 31 March 2023

As part of National Lottery Project Grants, Arts Council England has set aside this funding specifically to support the organisations and people involved in the hosting and promotion of live music events in venues.

Check out their website for more information.

Collaborate Fund

Expression of interest applications open: Monday, 17 October 2022

Deadline: Friday, 25 November 2022

Funding from £5K – £20K

Collaborate is a fund to support the development of collaborative research projects between the UK cultural sector and academic researchers. Successful projects will contribute to deeper understanding of the differences arts, culture, heritage and screen make to people’s lives, and the range of research methodologies used to explore cultural value.

Check out their website for more information.

Teacher Development Fund Reopens for 2022

Paul Hamlyn Foundation (PHF) is now inviting applications for the next round of its Teacher Development Fund to promote partnerships between schools and arts-based organisations in the UK.

Grants of up to £150,000 per partnership for two academic years are on offer, with around six grants expected to be made this round. Lead applicants may be:

Charities, community organisations, social enterprises and not-for-profits companies active in the arts.

Primary schools and academies operating in the state sector.

Each partnership must include one or more arts/cultural organisations. PHF expect that a minimum of five and a maximum of ten schools will be involved in each project. Each participating school should commit at least two teachers and one senior leader to the project, though flexibility can be offered to small, rural schools.

Projects should align with at least one of the following priorities:

Supporting the needs of pupils experiencing inequity.

Embedding learning through the arts in the curriculum.

Exploring blended Continued Professional Development and Learning (CPDL) models.

Strong partnerships between arts/cultural organisations and schools. Grants will support both activity costs and core organisational costs which relate directly to the project.  The deadline to apply is Tuesday 22 November at 12 noon.

Check out their website for more information.

Grants to Support Cultural Collaboration Between the UK and Germany

Cultural Bridge celebrates intercultural artistic exchange through the collaboration of UK arts councils and leading German cultural institutions. There is a total funding pot of £180,000, with two tiers of grants available:

Tier 1: New Partnerships - £5,000 to £10,000 per partnership

Tier 2: Established Partnerships – Up to £30,000 per partnership.

The fund is open to all cultural organisations with experience of socially engaged/participatory practice.

Activities cannot start before February 2023 and must be finished before February 2024.

The fund will close at 12pm on Wednesday 26 October.

Check out their website for more information.

Art Fund Grants to Support the Commission of New Work

Art Fund recognise that there are distinct opportunities and fundraising challenges in realising a commission, and that the acquisition of a commission can be conceptualised and carried out in many different ways.  Grants are available to all public museums, galleries, historic houses, libraries and archives in the UK or Channel Islands to support the commissioning process.  For an application to be successful applicants will need to make a strong case in the following three areas: Benefit to the Artist, Benefit to the Organisation, Benefit to Audiences.

There are several deadlines per year for applications for main grants. These deadlines correspond to Art Fund Trustee meetings. Please contact the Programme's office at the Art Fund for these deadlines.

Applications for small grants can be submitted at any time.

Check out their website for more informtion.

Funding for Heritage, Music and Health Projects Across the UK

The Hamish Ogston Foundation is offering grants starting from £1.5 million for charities throughout the United Kingdom to deliver heritage, music, and sustainable health projects that have measurable social outcomes and make a long-lasting difference.

Applications can be made at any time.

Check out their website for more information.

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