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Have you worked with the team and would like to be featured here? Please email your name, a website link (if applicable), 150 words about a project you have worked on thanks to the arts development team, and a landscape 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 activities 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 the costs of:

  • art events, such as workshops, performances, exhibitions
  • setting up new arts opportunities for people to get involved in, for fun, well-being 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 of Yorkshire Council grants page (link below).

The 2024/25 Round is open for applications for projects happening April 2024 – March 2025. The deadline for applications is 01 March 2024.

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