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Arts Council, England announce investment plans 2018-22

Arts Council, England announce investment plans 2018-22

Arts Council, England has announced details of it’s new funding/investment strategy 2018-22

£409m per year core funding for National Portfolio
£97.3m per year for project grants
£72.2m per year Arts Council Development Funds

National Portfolio
830 organisations, museums and libraries invested using £341m grant-in-aid and £68m of National Lottery money. If divided equally amongst all NPO’s each would receive over £492,000 per annum.
National Portfolio Organisations will receive core funding to run programmes of work over the next 4 years.

Project Grants
These replace the current Grants for the Arts – for arts, museums and library based arts projects – open to both individuals & organisations from 5th March 2018, with Grants for the Arts closing 1st March 2018. In future, digital media projects will find funding more accessible than via the existing funding stream.
£14m reserved per year to support nationally significant & national touring projects over £100k which
NPO’s will also be eligible to apply for.
New guidelines will become available on Arts Council website mid-Feb.

New Arts Council Development Funds

£37m for further investment into the Creative People & Places programme
£30m into 1 round of large capital funding opening 2020/21
£11m per year into small capital funding projects from 2018/19
£3.6m per year for independent creative practitioners to apply for up to £10k professional development grants starting April 2018
Info on how to apply will be published mid-March.

TV Jobs & Pool Call Outs, (eg props, writers, art directors)  Leeds and Manchester, ongoing
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TV Jobs & Pool Call Outs, (eg props, writers, art directors) Leeds and Manchester, ongoing

Note some adverts are to join talent pools and do not constitute a job guarantee, others are jobs.

Talent pool applications often advertised for – check the ITV website regularly – current call out is for Freelance Storyliners – Emmerdale, Leeds d/l 2nd June

Jobs also advertised regularly. Currently HR Assistant Manchester d/l 23.5

Other opportunities such as career fairs – check site regularly. Currently: 2018 Disability Recruitment Fair at ITV Media City, Manchester on the 26th June 2018 for Production, News, HR & Finance enthusiasts.

Info and online applications:


Small Grants – work with children & young people ongoing deadlines

Small Grants – work with children & young people ongoing deadlines

Charities & not-for-profits can apply to BBC Children in Need for up to  £10k per year for up to 3 years towards work with children & young people 18yrs + under experiencing disadvantage through illness, disability, poverty, behavioural or psychological difficulties.

Next deadline: 2nd September 2018 23.59

Full information:

NB: Futher deadlines: 2nd Dec 2018.

Also Main grants available for over £10k.


Arts Council Funding Statement

by Mat Sims 0 Comments

We were dismayed to learn that our National Portfolio Organisation (NPO) application was unsuccessful for the 2018-2022 round. PANDA has always strived to strengthen the sector, particularly for grassroots artists in & around the North West, and it is unfortunate that Arts Council England (ACE) has decided not to support us in doing so.

Wyllie Longmore (Chair of PANDA’s Board of Management) said:

‘I find the Arts Council’s decision not to grant PANDA NPO status disappointing and disheartening. Once again it is the small companies and individual artists working at grassroots level – the majority of PANDA’s membership – who will be the losers.’

Anne-Marie Crowther (PANDA’s Director) said:

‘We first wish to congratulate those who have been successful with their Arts Council National Portfolio applications and look forward to some great work ahead. We are, however, extremely disappointed that Arts Council, England, has decided not to support PANDA’s bid to work more strategically as a support organisation. We feel very concerned for the health of the independent and small scale contribution to the overall ecology of the sector and will now spend some time considering if and how we might continue to support our 1,400 strong network through the continuing climate of austerity.’