From 1st March 2018 the Grants for the Arts fund will become Arts Council National Lottery Project Grants. Project Grants is a new open access programme for arts and museum projects and for arts projects in and with libraries.
An increased budget of £97.3 million per year means that additional funding will be available to support museums and libraries and offer more support to creative and digital media projects. The fund will also continue to help support thousands of individual artists, community and cultural organisations.
Some aspects of the Strategic Touring and Ambition for Excellence funds will be absorbed into Project Grants, with £14 million per year reserved to support nationally significant and national touring projects of over £100,000.
The new programme, Project Grants, will open at 10am on Monday 5th March 2018.
Further details and new application guidance will be published on the Arts Council England website in mid-February.