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The Artist Studios and Maker Spaces Organisational Grants are part of our commitment to cultural recovery and our ongoing A City Imagining cultural investment programme for Belfast.
These awards are aimed at those organisations which have struggled to secure funding from Belfast City Council through existing programmes and need some assistance to help stabilise and develop.
Organisations or groups operating artist studios and maker spaces can apply for up to £15,000 to use towards specified developmental needs within a 12 month period.
Exceptional cases can be made for the award of grants up to £25,000 by organisations that accommodate at least 20 active members, and which meet additional eligibility criteria and supply a suitable business case.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to request guidance notes and application form.
Please read these guidance notes before you complete the application form, which commences on page seven. If you have any queries or wish to discuss your project with a member of staff, please contact us by email email@example.com
A short online information event will take place on at 12 noon Tuesday 20 June. Please request the relevant link to join via email. We can also arrange an online appointment or telephone call with you for advice on request, dependent on staff availability.
Deadline for applications is 12 noon on Tuesday 27 June.
Updated at 12 noon on Thursday 16 March 2023
The scheme is closed to applications.
Our Cultural Multi-Annual Grants scheme is one of the key outputs of our cultural strategy. Under this scheme, we offer two funding strands which are available for two or four years.
Activate grants are for festivals and events. Enable grants are given to arts and heritage organisations.
Imagine grants are for festivals and events. Anchor grants are given to arts and heritage organisations.
Anchor grants are for four years (2020 to 2024). We awarded Anchor grants to the nine organisations in this table. Each link opens in a new window.
|Crescent Arts Centre||Crescent Arts|
|Ulster Orchestra Society Ltd||Ulster Orchestra|
|The MAC (Metropolitan Arts Centre)||The Mac Live|
|Duncairn Arts Centre||The Duncairn|
Oh Yeah Music Centre
|Oh Yeah Belfast|
|Lyric Theatre (NI)||Lyric Theatre|
|Belfast Community Circus School Ltd||Circusful|
|Cultúrlann McAdam Ó Fiaich||Culturlann|
|The Black Box Trust||Black Box Belfast|
If you would like information on recent funding awards, case studies of recipients or our guide on cultural funding, contact us by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Imagine festivals and events grants are for four years (2020 to 2024). We awarded Imagine grants to the four organisations in this table. Web links are given for events and festivals. Each link opens in a new window.
|Organisation||Event or festival|
|Féile an Phobail||Féile an Phobail August Festival|
|Young at Art||Belfast Children’s Festival|
|NI Science Festival||NI Science Festival|
Activate festivals and events grants are for two years, 2022 to 2024. In April 2022 we awarded Activate grants to the 15 organisations in this table. Each link opens in a new window.
|Féile an Phobail Spring Fest||Féile Belfast|
|Belfast Photo Fest||Belfast Photo Festival|
|Belfast International Arts Festival||Belfast International Arts Festival|
|Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival||CQAF|
|Outburst Arts Festival||Outburst Arts|
|Eastside Arts Festival||Eastside Arts|
|Festival of Fools||Fools Festival|
|Belfast Film Festival||Belfast Film Festival|
|Belfast City Marathon||Belfast City Marathon|
|Docs Ireland||Docs Ireland|
|CQAF Out To Lunch||CQAF|
|Belfast Summer School Trad Music||Belfast Traditional Music|
|Imagine Belfast||Imagine Belfast|
|Odyssey Trust Friendship Four||The Odyssey|
Enable grants are for two years (2022 to 2024). In April 2022 we awarded Enable grants to the 27 arts organisations in this table. Each link opens in a new window.
|Strand Arts Centre||Strand Arts Centre|
|Belfast Exposed||Belfast Exposed|
|Maiden Voyage Dance||Maiden Voyage Dance|
|Prime Cut||Primecut Productions|
|Golden Thread Gallery||Golden Thread Gallery|
|Moving on Music||Moving on Music|
|Kids in Control||Kids in Control|
|Nerve Centre||Nerve Centre|
|Community Arts Partnership||CAP Arts Centre|
|DU Dance||DU DanceNI|
|Open Arts||Open Arts|
|Terra Nova||Terra Nova Productions|
|Photo Works North/Source||Photoworks|
|University of Atypical||University of Atypical|
|Streetwise||Streetwise Community Circus|
|Cuman Culturtha Mhic Reachtain||MhicReachtain|
|QFT||Queen's Film Theatre|
|Fighting Words||Fighting Words|
|Belfast Library and Society for Promoting Knowledge (Linen Hall Library)||Linenhall|
|An Droichead||An Droichead|
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