Arts Council England’s (ACE) Developing your Creative Practice awards grants of between £2,000 to £10,000 to support the development of independent creative practitioners. This programme allows individuals, of any of ACE’s supported disciplines, the opportunity to take a dedicated period of time to focus on their own creative development, and take them to the next stage in their practice.
This could be for a period of research, time to create new work, travel (including international working), training, developing future ideas, networking or mentoring. Developing your Creative Practice encourages development by allowing artists and cultural practitioners to innovate and take creative risks, work in new ways and to eventually reach new audiences. Activities can be up to one year in length.
Note, individuals cannot apply to both the Developing your Creative Practice and Project Grants at the same time. If you apply to one, you will need to wait until you have received a decision from ACE before you will be eligible to apply to another programme.
Deadline: Continuous rolling programme. Upcoming deadlines are:
- Round 7: 14 November 2019, 12pm
- Round 8: 13 February 2020, 12pm
- Round 9: 7 May 2020, 12pm
For more information and how to apply please click here.
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