Funding for arts projects

The purpose of Dumfries and Galloway Regional Arts Fund is to increase the volume and impact of high quality arts projects for the public and economic benefit of Dumfries and Galloway.

The investment priorities were developed by DG Unlimited (The Dumfries and Galloway Chamber of the Arts) on behalf of the arts sector in the region.

Available funding

There's up to £70,000 available to support projects across the region this year. A project must deliver at least one of the following outcomes:

  • Outcome 1 - Connecting
    Arts organisations, venues and creative producers across all art forms have more opportunities to share and tour their products across Dumfries and Galloway and beyond.
     
  • Outcome 2 - Collaboration
    Arts organisations (and individual creative practitioners associated with them) have more opportunities to work with and make new partnerships with other organisations from other creative disciplines or with other professional sectors e.g. health, young people, heritage etc.

Who can apply

Constituted Third Sector, community or voluntary groups, registered charities and social enterprises who meet our funding criteria can apply for project funding.

Projects should begin before 1 July 2019 and be completed by 31 March 2020.

Applicants may not run two Regional Arts Fund awards concurrently. Any award for 2019/20 will be conditional on receiving a satisfactory end of project monitoring and financial report if you're in receipt of a 2018/19 Regional Arts Fund award.

We can't fund individual artist led projects. DG Unlimited have a practice development fund called Innovate Create Cultivate for individuals across all art forms except for visual artists and craftmakers who can access the Visual Artists and Craftmaker Awards Fund .

How to apply

Applications for funding can be submitted until 12 midnight on Monday 10 December 2018. 

Email completed forms to grantapplications@dumgal.gov.uk then send a printed and signed declaration page to us by post.

What happens next

Decisions on funding will be made by March 2019.

We might contact you for further information about your application as we're processing and assessing it. We'll be able to complete the process more quickly if you respond as soon as possible.

Further applications will be invited if any funds remain available.

Page last updated: 24/10/2018
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