The Elevate fund will strengthen the resilience of arts organisations which are not in receipt of National Portfolio funding in the period 2015-18, but which demonstrate that they make a significant contribution to the Creative Case for Diversity.
central aims of this fund are:
- to strengthen the resilience of organisations which seek to
advance equality between those sharing different protected characteristics, in
particular, equality for Black and minority ethnic and disabled persons.
Advancing equality may consist in creating opportunities for Black and minority
ethnic and disabled people, and for those from other groups whose participation
in the arts is disproportionately low;
- to further enable contribution to the Creative Case for Diversity,
enriching the arts for artists and audiences;
- to increase both the number and quality of applications to future
National portfolio investment rounds and strategic funding programmes that
better reflect the diversity of contemporary society;
- to support organisations to broker partnerships with National
portfolio organisations to advance the artistic mission of partners and help
them respond to the challenges of diversifying their programme, audiences,
leadership and workforce;
- and to encourage a culture of collaborative working and
partnership development that strengthens resilience through developing new
sources of contributed and earned income
Who can apply
Arts organisations not in receipt of National Portfolio funding during the period 2015-18. More information on this can be found in the guidance for applicants, which we recommend you read in full before applying.
Making your application: important dates
The application portal for this fund is now open to expressions of interest. You can access it here.
The deadline for expressions of interest is 5pm on Thursday 28 January 2016.