The Paul Hamlyn Foundation – Arts Fund

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News/Updates:Grants for cultural organisations working to create social justice.
We see culture as the heart of a just society, where all people and communities have a right to express themselves through art and culture.

We believe that art and artists can help us see the world differently, bringing unheard stories and narratives to the fore and opening up new imaginative possibilities.
To realise this potential, we believe the sector needs long-term structural and cultural change.
Who can apply?We want to support cultural organisations who:
use their creative practice to help us engage with the complexity of the world around us.
centre the lived experience of those affected by injustice in their programmes, leadership and governance.
are exploring how values of care, equity and justice can be embedded in their own organisational culture.
have a clear sense of their own role in supporting change as part of a wider ecosystem.
are generous with their learning and working with other organisations towards mutual aims.
use their creative practice to challenge traditional cultural hierarchies of genre and art form.

Our definition of ‘arts’ includes crafts, creative writing (including poetry), dance, design, film, music, opera, photography, digital arts and media, theatre and drama, the visual arts and cross-arts practices.
Grant amount:Grants ranging from £90,000 to £300,000 are available to build the capacity of cultural organisations that use art to create positive social change, particularly amongst historically underfunded communities across the UK.
Deadline:31st May 2024
Website:Arts Fund – Paul Hamlyn Foundation (phf.org.uk)