The Arts Council England have opened applications for the second round of the Creative People and Places fund.
The Creative People and Places fund will focus investment in parts of the country where people’s involvement in the arts is significantly below the national average, with the aim of increasing the likelihood of participation.
ACE will invest in a small number of locations of greatest need to establish action research partnerships called Creative People and Places. This investment will encourage long-term collaborations between local communities and arts organisations, museums, libraries and other partners such as local authorities and the private sector. It aims to empower them to experiment with new and radically different approaches and to develop inspiring, sustainable arts programmes that will engage audiences in those communities.
Applications for this funding round close at 5pm on 12 December 2012. Full application details and eligibility is available on the Arts Council England website.
ACE have released the following guidelines on who can apply to the fund:
- consortia, from the arts or non-arts sectors, that meet the aims and objectives of the work are eligible to apply. A consortium must include representation from local grass roots community groups and arts organisations
- although the focus of this fund is the arts, consortia may include museums and libraries where they are providing arts based activities and opportunities
- consortia whose activity focuses on benefiting people from places included in the bottom 20 per cent of the Active People survey over an average of two years, as identified by Arts Council England in the appendix of the guidance document. Locations which are the focus of the successful consortia from the first round of funding will not be considered for round two
- organisations who receive National portfolio funding if the activity proposed is in addition to their National portfolio funded activity
- we can give a grant to organisations that are legally constituted so that they can share out profits to members or shareholders. However all grant funds must be appliedtodelivering a self-contained, financially ring-fenced arts project with a clear benefit to the public and in a way so that no grant funds contribute to an organisation’s profits
- the lead applicant with a registered office in England or Wales.