The Arts Award Access Fund is offering grants of between £100-£1500 to Arts Award centres working on Arts Award projects with young people for whom access, and inclusion is an issue.
Applications are welcomed from all registered Arts Award centres based in England, but priority will be given to centres that are working with young people for whom access, and inclusion is an issue and where the grant will be used to support the organisation to pilot, embed or develop their Arts Award work with these groups.
Grants can be used for a range of activities including: Discover, Explore or Bronze logs: Bronze, Silver or Gold guidance booklets: Fees for workshops with a professional or specialist: General art materials, printing costs, etc: Tickets for events and travel to and from a venue: Contributions towards the costs of Gold leadership projects: Hire of specialist equipment or specialist venue: Adviser/project management/staff time: Discover certificates: Moderation costs for Explore, Bronze, Silver and Gold: Specific access requirements e.g. BSL/other translators; assistive technology specifically related to the Arts Award project (where renting is not cost effective).
The programme opens for applications on the 28th January 2019 and closes at 5pm, on the 1st March 2019.
Previously funded projects include:
- Derby QUAD – £479 to help fund Q Club, a group for young people. The grant paid for the dance practitioner, venue hire for the workshop, and general materials for the Arts Award project.
- Crosshill School – £1,120 to run the Explore and Bronze awards with a group of students. The Access Fund paid for Explore arts logs, general art materials, and tickets and transport for the theatre production.