Ambition for Excellence

Ambition for excellence is aimed at stimulating and supporting ambition, talent and excellence across the arts sector in England.

Key Information



Funding activity

Audio-visual, broadcast and transmission, commissioning, digital creation, exhibition, festival, original work, performance, production

Total fund

£35.2 million


Organisations that have submitted an expression of interest and received our invitation to apply, and are a:

  • National Portfolio Organisation
  • organisation based in England
  • museum, or
  • consortium

Key dates

This is a rolling programme, from 28 May 2015 to 27 October 2017. We will receive applications in two stages: an expression of interest followed by an invitation to apply. 

28 May 201527 October 2017