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Ards and North Down Arts Funding

Small Grants Funding

The Ards and North Down Arts Service offer three strands of small grant funding. See information and deadlines below:


Individual Artist Fund

Professional Artists working and living in the Borough may apply through the Artistic Development Scheme for support towards training costs and artistic residencies. A maximum grant of £250 is available.

Applications are now CLOSED for the Individual Artist Grant



Youth Arts Training Fund

Available to young people living in the Borough who wish to undertake short-term or one-off youth arts training or development opportunities. A maximum grant of £250 is available.

Applications are now CLOSED for the Youth Arts Training Grant



Arts Project Fund

Available to arts, community and special interest groups throughout the Ards and North Down Borough area who wish to enhance existing, and undertake new community arts activities. Grants of up to £1,000 are available biannually.

Applications for the third round of the Arts Project Grant 2017/18 are currently open.

Deadline: Thursday 28 September 2017, 12 noon 


Download an application pack here:



Applications for all Arts Funding Programmes will be available from:


•  Online at and  

•  Email

•  Ards Arts Centre, Town Hall, Conway Square, Newtownards, BT23 4NP




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