Access Fund: what’s in the form?

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The Access Fund opens next week! Ahead of that we’re going to give a bit of detail on what to expect from the key questions, and why they’re important to any funding application. Continue reading


Access Fund – Celebrating the results of round 2 2016

We had a really fruitful second round of the Access Fund this year and received an excellent number of applications detailing some really exciting Arts Award projects with young people for whom access and inclusion is an issue.

Big congratulations to the 39 Arts Award centres whose applications were successful in round two – many of whom are already starting to deliver their projects with young people all across the country.

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Access Fund: applications now open!

Are you an adviser in England working with young people who may struggle to access Arts Award due to their personal circumstances?

If so and you’re looking to pilot, embed or develop Arts Award with these young people then you’re eligible to apply for a grant of between £100 and £1,500 through the Access Fund.

Applications are open now via the Arts Award website and close at 5pm on Friday 21 October.

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The Chicken or the Egg?

What came first – the chicken or the egg?

That age old debate can easily be applied to when we have projects which we want to work alongside Arts Award. Whether within pre-existing programmes at the arts organisation or when developing new programmes there are two questions to consider:

Do we make the project fit Arts Award?


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