Who: The national development agency for creativity and culture in England.
What: Between 2018 and 2022, it will invest £1.45 billion of public money from government and an estimated £860 million from the National Lottery to help deliver this vision.
Strategy: By 2030 we want England to be a country in which the creativity of each of us is valued and given the chance to flourish and where everyone of us has access to a remarkable range of high quality cultural experiences.
Covid Specific Info: “The latest advice, guidance and emergency funding measures the Arts Council, government and several external organisations have put in place to address the Covid-19/coronavirus crisis.”
UPDATE AUGUST 2020
National Lottery Project grants are back. There are a few changes to the fund so it can be more responsive to the needs of smaller independent organisations and individual practitioners during Covid-19.
Who: The public body that supports the arts, screen and creative industries across all parts of Scotland on behalf of everyone who lives, works or visits here.
What: Distributes funding from the Scottish Government and The National Lottery.
Strategy: Enabling people and organisations to work in and experience the arts, screen and creative industries in Scotland by helping others to develop great ideas and bring them to life.
Covid Specific Info: Guidance and support during the pandemic. “We understand that these are extremely challenging and uncertain times and recognise the serious personal and professional impacts for artists, practitioners and organisations arising from Covid-19 as it spreads.”
Who: The official body that funds and develops the arts in Wales
What: Distributes money from both the Welsh Government & The National Lottery
Strategy: “Make – To make art, in all its forms, is what we aim to enable. Reach – The ability to reach people goes hand in hand with making extraordinary art. Sustain – For economic sustainability, the arts must remain relevant to people.”
Covid Specific Info: “Coronavirus support – The latest updates and information about coronavirus from the Arts Council of Wales.”
Who: The development and funding agency for the Arts in Northern Ireland.
What: Distributes public money and National Lottery funds
Strategy: To develop and deliver a wide variety of arts projects, events and initiatives across Northern Ireland. “We believe in placing ‘Art at the Heart’ because we know that art makes a difference”
Covid Specific Info: “This page contains the latest guidance for the arts sector on the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. We will update this page as the situation develops.”