Arts Award Access Fund First 2019 Round Open

12th February 2019

The Arts Award Access Fund is designed to help registered Arts Award centres that are experiencing a lack of funds. The programme is active in arts centres, colleges and schools, community projects, libraries, galleries, local authorities, theatres, youth clubs and youth justice settings.

Grants of between £100 and £1,500 are available.

The grant can be used for the following:

  • 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.
  • Travel to and from a venue.
  • Contribution 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, eg BSL/other translators; assistive technology specifically related to the Arts Award project (where renting is not cost effective).

Applications from all registered Arts Award centres based in England can be considered.

The first round for 2019 is now open to applications and closes at 5pm on 1 March 2019.

For full details and how to apply visit