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Two new funding streams to investigate and consider applying for this Autumn...



Creative UK


Round 3 Grant Applications Now Open!

A range of grant options up to £25,000 are available via Creative UK's North of Tyne Programme to support SMEs and freelancers in the region who are contributing to the local creative and cultural economy. Round 3 applications have just opened and the deadline for applying is Wednesday 12 October 2022 at midday. Before applying, please read the guidance and if you are applying for over £5,000 and up to £25,000, we recommend that you discuss your idea with us before starting an application. To read more about previous grant recipients in the region, click here.






Cultural Bridge Fund Now Accepting Applications


Cultural Bridge celebrates intercultural artistic exchange through the collaboration of all UK arts councils and leading German cultural institutions. By funding partnerships between Germany and the UK, the programme aims to build new relationships and foster artistic collaboration and cultural democracy.


In 2021, Cultural Bridge launched its pilot programme supporting seven new artistic collaborations between organisations across the UK and Germany to initiate projects exploring socially engaged arts practice through intercultural exchange and dialogue. Find out more.


Applications are now open for the 2023-2024 Cultural Bridge programme. This is an opportunity for arts organisations based in the UK and Germany who embody cultural democracy and wish to forge or develop bilateral partnerships to work together and share artistic practice.


Cultural organisations in the UK with experience of socially engaged/participatory practice can now apply for their share of a £180,000 funding pot from Cultural Bridge.

There are two tiers of funding available:

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

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

Funding can be used for digital, physical or hybrid activity focused on socially engaged/participatory practice.


Tier 1 grants should support the development of new partnerships between UK and German organisations and explore innovative ways of connecting art and society.


Tier 2 grants should be used to support existing partnerships and should include some direct engagement/participatory activity with communities.


Match funding is not a requirement but is encouraged for Tier 2 applications.

The deadline to apply is 12pm on 26 October 2022


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