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Applications to Grants for the arts and the Artists’ International Development Fund should be made using this online application portal. If the programme you are applying for is not on this portal then please click here. If you have already registered with us on this system, please log in using your username and password. If you do not already have a username and password for this system, please click create profile. Please read the guidance for applicants for the appropriate programme before you begin.


Important update: Applications for £15,000 and under in May and June

We are currently receiving high volumes of Grants for the Arts applications for £15,000 or less. As a result, it is currently taking us longer than usual to reach a decision on these applications.
Normally, if you are submitting an application for £15,000 and under please allow 6 weeks to receive your decision. During this high volume period, please allow 8 weeks to receive your decision.


By using the system to make an applicant profile, and/or make an application, you are agreeing that:

  • You will keep your own contact details up to date by editing your applicant profile (please see the guidance sheet on our user accounts and applicant profiles page for more information).
  • By adding a user to your applicant profile, please be aware that you are giving them the same permissions to carry out actions using the system that you have. For example, this means that all users who are added to your applicant profile:
    • can write and submit an application on that applicant's behalf;
    • will receive notifications about that applicant's ongoing projects;
    • can view all current and previous applications and post-award submissions for that applicant;
    • can submit reports and payment requests;
    • can request withdrawal of a grant;
    • can amend the information held in the applicant profile;
  • For individuals, only the named applicant can accept a grant. Other users are not allowed to accept on behalf of an individual applicant unless they have power of attorney. For organisations, only users with delegated authority can accept a grant on behalf of that organisation.
  • The user who first sets up an applicant profile is the 'administrator' of that applicant profile, and is responsible for adding other users as appropriate.

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