Support for Artists

Develop your career in the arts

Who do we
work with?
We work with local artists and arts organisations, from performing arts to visual arts.
View case studies
What support is available?
We help artists create new partnerships. We can also advise and support you on on grant applications.
Available arts grants
How do I contact the team
Ready to develop your talent or career? Email the arts development team and find out how we can help.

Looking for arts events?
Discover opportunities to experience and take part in visual and performance arts on the East Riding Arts page.

Get the newsletter

Sign up to the Art Forum newsletter from the East Riding Arts team to get information from the annual event. You can also sign up for arts news for events and opportunities.

Want to submit an event or information to the More Arts newsletter? Email the team on

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Artists we work with

Case studies coming soon.

Have you worked with the team and would like to be featured here? Please email your name, a website link (if applicatble), 150 words about a project you have worked on thanks to the arts development team, and a lanscape photo (jpg file format) to the team on with the subject line 'website case study'.

Arts Grants

You can apply for arts grants if you are a group delivering creative or cultural activity for people in the East Riding. Arts grants are open to all not-for-profit groups, if you are not yet accredited, the council can help with this. We particularly welcome applications for new and innovative groups, talent and activities that have a clear benefit for local people. We want ideas that can appeal to the whole community, or help support vulnerable or under-represented groups to access and get involved with the arts.

You can apply for a grant to cover costs of:

  • arts events, such as workshops, performances, exhibitions
  • setting up new arts opportunities for people to get involved in, for fun, wellbeing or education
  • making improvements to local arts venues
  • promoting new arts organisations or events
  • setting up support or intervention arts initiatives

We're open to all ideas as long as you can demonstrate it will benefit the East Riding and its residents. For a list of what we cannot fund, as well as find available national grants, please visit the East Riding Council grants page.

Applications usually open in December, and close at the end of the following March. Successful applications will need to use the grant money the following financial year.

Visit the East Riding of Yorkshire Council grants pages for guides, downloads and access to the grant applications for various sport, play and arts initiatives.