Arts Award Access Fund – Second 2018 Round Open

20th September 2018

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 are accepted but priority will be given to the following centres which:

  • are working with disadvantaged young people;
  • are taking part in Arts Award for the first time;
  • are not receiving regular public funding; or
  • are using the grant to access an Arts Award Supporter.

The second round for 2018 is now open to applications and closes at 5pm on 19 October 2018.


Click here to find out more about the fund.

Click here to find out how to apply.