Small Arts Grant Scheme

Launch of small Arts Grants Fund to support cultural activity in Ryedale

Ryedale District Council is inviting people in the arts sector to apply for up to £1,000 towards cultural activities which engage communities.

Key areas of engagement include health and wellbeing, digital creativity, climate change awareness and celebration of place.

Following a successful round of grants last year, Ryedale District Council is continuing to support the sector with another round of small Arts Grants funding.

Phillip Spurr, Programme Director of Place and Resources for Ryedale District Council said: “We saw great success in the last round of small Arts Grants funding, awarding grants to the arts organisations that make our communities vibrant, diverse and connected.

“Whilst the COVID-19 pandemic hit the sector particularly hard, we have seen creative and innovative responses that have allowed our residents to continue benefiting from artistic projects.

“With the help of another round of this grant funding I hope to see this continue into the next year.”

Artists, freelancers, community interest companies and arts-related charities based in and working in Ryedale are all encouraged to apply.

The small Arts Grants Fund aims to support small organisations and freelancers whose work addresses community health and wellbeing, celebration of place, digital creativity, or climate change awareness.

Applicants should demonstrate they meet at least one of those criteria and, if successful, the grant can be used to pay for professional fees for freelancers to develop and present activity or to pay for equipment and supplies that support the delivery of activity.

All proposed activity must take place within Ryedale and be completed by the end of March 2022. Organisations and individuals based outside of the district may apply but the council will give priority to those who are Ryedale-based.

Those interested in applying can complete the small Arts Grant Fund online form LIVE Ryedale Small Arts Grant Application 2021

The application window is now until midnight on 22 October 2021. Applicants should find out if they have been successful within two weeks of the closing date.