The final closing date for applications for funding through the Arts Council England’s Grants for the Arts Libraries fund is the end of March 2018.
Through the programme public libraries and those manging public libraries can apply for grants of between £1,000 and 100,000 to inspire innovative partnerships between libraries and art organisations to help engage people in England in art activities and help artists and arts organisations in carrying out their work. The grant will fund up to 90 per cent of the cost of an activity. Arts Council England can consider funding activities involving any of the artforms that come under the Arts Council’s remit: theatre, music, dance, literature, visual arts, and combined arts.
The Arts Council can also consider funding a broad variety of activities, for example: festivals, exhibitions, workshop programmes, residencies, digital projects, performances, and so on.