Cultural Connections Catalyst Funding Click to get info
Supporting artists and organisations to research, develop and innovate
As part of the Great Places Cultural Connections Programme, funded by Heritage Lottery Fund working with Arts Council England and Historic England, we are launching a pilot grant programme for 2017 to enable artists and arts organisations to apply for funding to innovate and create new partnerships and work. This funding is accompanied by a package of support involving peer mentoring and masterclass opportunities.
This ‘catalyst’ funding is a new approach for 2017; it has been developed to complement our main Arts Development funding stream and recognises that the seeds of the best new work and creative partnerships often begin with experimentation and creative risks without the pressures of direct delivery.
Applications for Cultural Catalyst Grants are now closed
Purpose of grant
We want to enable artists and organisations to create new and innovative partnerships to inform the making of new projects or work. To allow time and space to take creative risks and expand their practice and to innovate, experiment and explore working at scale.
This funding encourages applicants to take creative risks – we want to see projects succeed but accept that some experiments don’t work out.
Applications can be made by individual artists or arts organisations only. Proposals covering all art forms will be considered and we want to explicitly encourage unusual or cross-disciplinary partnerships.
Applicants must be at least 18 years of age.
Applicants must live or work in Walthamstow (E17) but can propose partnerships with artists, organisations, community groups, education providers or companies who are based locally, nationally or internationally. The project must be delivered in Waltham Forest.
The deadline for applications 5pm on Friday 17 November 2017
Applications received after this time will not be accepted.
For further information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Arts development grants Click to get info
The latest round of Arts Development Grants is now closed.
For more information Read the guidance notes (450KB PDF)
Or email email@example.com
Purpose of grant
To enable and support innovation within the local community to deliver arts based creative activity and cultural events that will engage a wide and diverse audience across Waltham Forest. The grants will provide an opportunity to trial new ideas and also to further develop successful initiatives that have already been piloted and delivered in the borough.
Applications can be made by individuals, community groups, and organisations who have an annual income below £250,000. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age, and must live or work in Waltham Forest, or have a strong connection with the borough. The project must be delivered in Waltham Forest and/or be exclusively for Waltham Forest residents.
Applications have now closed.
Applications and further information
For further information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Arts for All: Great Arts and Culture in Waltham Forest Click to get info
The Waltham Forest Arts Strategy defines our Core principles; Get Together, A creative Destination and Enterprise, with clear priorities to enable the Councils ambitions and outcomes for art and culture in Waltham Forest
Find out more about the new Arts Strategy