Funding Sources

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Here is a selection of funding sources which provide support for individuals and organisations in the cultural sector:

Arts Council England

Creative Scotland

Arts Council of Wales

Arts Council of Ireland

Arts Council of Northern Ireland

Commissioning Schemes

  • Without Walls – a consortium of leading festivals managed by Xtrax which commissions and co-produces a large number of new Outdoor Arts shows each year.
  • Wales Outdoor Arts Consortium – a small commissioning scheme managed by Articulture Wales.
  • Inside Out Dorset – often runs localised commissioning programmes as part of the festival.

Useful Funding Searches

Other Government Funding

Occasional Project Funders

Public Private Partnership Schemes

National Lottery Funding


Trusts and Foundations

European and International Funding Contacts