£10,000 grants available for artists, musicians and cultural events in Gloucester

With the aim of celebrating the 'unique identity' of Gloucester, not-for-profit groups and individuals are being invited to apply for grant funding for a range of cultural activities and events at a prominent city square.

By Jake Chown  |  Published
Cultural partnership Together Gloucester says the events should highlight the talent of local people while representing the city's culture and communities.

Community organisations and individuals have the chance to apply for grants of up to £10,000 this July 2024 to host creative activities and events at Gloucester's Kings Square.

Funding is available for events from community-led activities to talent showcases and art exhibitions, through the Kings Square Creative Commission scheme from the city's new cultural partnership, Together Gloucester.

Applications for funding are now open, with those who're interested having until Wednesday 31 July 2024 to pitch their ideas. Successful projects must be delivered by August 2025.

Eligible projects include active or creative events, which are themed or represent particular communities, with grants of up to £500 available for one-day events or up to £1,500 for weekly, repeating activities.

There's also funding of up to £10,000 on offer for the creation of a semi-permanent or durational site-specific art piece; £6,000 for a one-day performance showcase of local emerging artists; and £4,500 for a series of music sessions promoting home-grown talent.

Started in March 2024, the Together Gloucester partnership aims to empower communities to put on cultural events which celebrate local talent and help make the city 'a better place to live, work and visit'.

Led by local institutions including Gloucester City Council and the University of Gloucestershire in conjunction with youth organisations like Young Gloucestershire and The Music Works, the three-year project is being funded by the city council together with a £500,000 grant secured from Arts Council England.

For information about the project and how to apply for a grant, head to the 'Funding Opportunities' section of the Visit Gloucester website.

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