Creative People and Places fund

This fund focuses on parts of the country where involvement in the arts is significantly below the national average. We believe that everyone has the right to experience and be inspired by art and culture, so we want to transform the opportunities open to people in those places.

Key Information



Funding activity

Audio-visual, commissioning, exhibition, festival, original work, participation, performance, professional development.

Total fund

£37 million invested to date.

Grant range

£500,000 - £1,000,000 over three years


This funding round is only open to existing Creative People and Places programmes. See the guidance document for further information.

Key dates

The application deadline for this round is Thursday 15 June 2017.

Funded activities must start no earlier than 1 January 2018 and no later than 31 December 2018. Activities must end no later than 31 December 2021.

We will aim to notify applicants of our decision no later than 31 October 2017.