Guidelines for the OAUK Sector Support Fund back to listing

  • This is a Benevolent Fund, created in response to the Coronavirus Emergency to support professional individuals and freelancers who work specifically in the Outdoor Arts sector, who have suffered a loss of earnings because of the crisis.
  • Arts Council England has made £160 million of emergency funding available for organisations and individuals who will need it during this crisis; of that funding, £20 million is dedicated to freelancers and individuals working in the cultural sector.
  • Looking at the impact the crisis is having on all parts of the cultural workforce, ACE has allocated £4 million to benevolent funds targeted at cultural workers, in partnership with Help Musicians UK, The Equity Charitable Trust, Dance Professionals Fund, The Theatrical Guild, the Royal Literary Fund, a-n (Artists Information Company) & OutdoorArtsUK.
  • ACE has asked OutdoorArtsUK to manage the distribution of £500,000, to ensure that financial assistance reaches people who work in Outdoor Arts in many different capacities, but who do not qualify for other funding streams.
  • Applications for the fund can be from £500 to £2,500, with an additional £500 for extra costs relating to a disability. We anticipate being able to support around 200-250 individuals.

Outdoor Arts Sector Support Fund Guidelines

  • Online applications will open on Thu 9 Apr; deadline: Thu 23 Apr. As the fund is managed directly by OAUK, you do not need to register with Grantium, ACE’s application portal.

READ MORE: ACE Emergency Funding for Individuals
READ MORE: ACE Emergency Funding for organisations outside of the National Portfolio
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