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Now in its third year, Essex County Council Arts and Cultural Fund supports organisations and creative practitioners to deliver a broad and exciting range of work and activity to engage with and bring communities in Essex together. Applications for this round are live until Monday 11 December 2023, 11.59 pm.

Apply for the Arts and Cultural Fund using an online platform here.

Please read the guidance notes before submitting your application.

The creative and cultural sector is widely recognised as being at the forefront of economic and social regeneration and the Arts and Cultural Fund aims to boost this sector by offering project grants from between £2,500 to £30,000.

Applications from a broad range of disciplines across arts, culture and heritage in Essex are welcome. The various projects previously supported include festivals, exhibitions, photography, film and digital projects, crafting, playwriting workshops, museum development, music therapy, choir and dance projects as well as junior development programmes, all of which align with Essex County Council’s wider objectives as set out in Everyone’s Essex. 

Applicants will be notified of an outcome in February 2024. Successful applicants will be expected to deliver their projects over the following year from April 2024.

If you plan to apply to the Fund and want to find out more, sign up for one of the Q&A events where you will have the opportunity to ask questions about the application process on Monday 13th November, 12.30pm

Before submitting your application, please ensure you read the guidance notes and FAQs.
Applications must be submitted by 11.59pm, Monday 11 December 2023.