This Getting Started conversation is with Michael Norton (he/him/they/them), Artist Support Producer at Artsadmin. Michael recaps the process of creating a Case for Support, an essential document for building sustainable funding and vision in the arts. These notes came from Show Me the Money, a Radar session hosted by Philippa Barr.
Special thanks to Philippa Barr for her ideas and support putting this together.
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Useful links to funding sources
Compiled Michael Norton (he/him/they/them), Artist Support Producer at Artsadmin.
Funding sources for individual artists
Arts and Humanities Research Council
Arts Council England
Arts Council Northern Ireland
Arts Council Wales
Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation
Henry Moore Foundation
Jerwood Charitable Foundation
Paul Hamlyn Foundation
PRS for music foundation
Unlimited – support for disabled artists
Trusts directories and online subscriptions
Note: these are mostly paid subscriptions and for registered charities and Community Interest Organisations, but it’s good research to do!
Funds Online(subscription-based database of over 8000 funders)
Grant Finder (Subscription-based European grants database)
Charity Commission website (resource to find all registered charities in the UK)
Candid (American Trusts information, including Grants for Individuals. Mostly subscription-based.)
Association of Charitable Foundations – organisation of 360 foundations in the UK supporting grant-making foundations and charities
Arts Council England – a range of funds available for small to large scale arts projects in England
National Lottery Fund – funding from across the UK for projects in arts, sport, heritage, charity, voluntary, health, education and environmental sectors
Fundingcentral.org – free resource for under £100k charities, volunteer organisations or social enterprises
Most major trusts have their own websites. To find these look at Association of Charitable Foundations or Charities Direct.
www.fundinginformation.org – subscription-based service for charities and organisations to find sustainable funding sources