Arts and communities

Arts and communities

Introduction

In 2022 we will open for Fellowship applications that support positive social change and resilience in UK communities of all kinds through engagement with arts, culture and creative practices.

Kerry Rooney (CF 2014) explored the provision of arts for older peopleDownload image

We are particularly interested in projects that facilitate collaboration and co-creation between communities, creatives and other sectors to achieve this. We will prioritise applications that adopt inclusive, participatory and community-led approaches.

We welcome projects covering any area of creative activity across all art forms, such as the traditional arts, architecture, design and planning, community arts, curation and production, policy, education, science and more.

Fellows in this theme form part of a dedicated community specialising in this area, with tailored opportunities for support and networking in this field.

This annual theme is guided by our Arts and Culture Working Group of Fellows and other experts in this field.

See Fellows' impact in this theme.

General criteria for arts applications

Our general criteria for arts applications are as follows:

  • Any application identifying itself as an arts project must have a significant element of tangible arts practice. We are particularly keen to hear from people who are practitioners, in any art form.
  • We look for a public benefit in all of our Fellowships. Any application identifying itself as an arts project should demonstrate how it will have a public benefit wider than advancing the applicant’s personal artistic practice.
  • We include all art forms, whether visual, literary, musical, performance, design, crafts or other.

Please do not apply if your project is based around:

  • A personal artistic project, such as a personal piece of work or exhibition.
  • An artist/writer/composer in residence scheme.
  • A piece of academic or theoretical research.
Kerry Rooney (CF 2014) explored the provision of arts for older peopleDownload image

We are particularly interested in projects that facilitate collaboration and co-creation between communities, creatives and other sectors to achieve this. We will prioritise applications that adopt inclusive, participatory and community-led approaches.

We welcome projects covering any area of creative activity across all art forms, such as the traditional arts, architecture, design and planning, community arts, curation and production, policy, education, science and more.

Fellows in this theme form part of a dedicated community specialising in this area, with tailored opportunities for support and networking in this field.

This annual theme is guided by our Arts and Culture Working Group of Fellows and other experts in this field.

See Fellows' impact in this theme.

General criteria for arts applications

Our general criteria for arts applications are as follows:

  • Any application identifying itself as an arts project must have a significant element of tangible arts practice. We are particularly keen to hear from people who are practitioners, in any art form.
  • We look for a public benefit in all of our Fellowships. Any application identifying itself as an arts project should demonstrate how it will have a public benefit wider than advancing the applicant’s personal artistic practice.
  • We include all art forms, whether visual, literary, musical, performance, design, crafts or other.

Please do not apply if your project is based around:

  • A personal artistic project, such as a personal piece of work or exhibition.
  • An artist/writer/composer in residence scheme.
  • A piece of academic or theoretical research.