A new round of funding has been launched to support the provision of arts, culture, and heritage education, training, and career development across the United Kingdom.

The Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation has launched its 2022 funding round. Grants of up to ÂŁ25,000 per year for three years are available to support the arts, culture, and heritage projects across the UK. Funding will enable people to develop skills and careers, increase access to and promote diversity in the arts and heritage by reaching communities and individuals who would otherwise not participate.

Funding is intended to support arts, culture, and heritage projects that:

  • Provide, enhance, or enrich education.
  • Unlock creative potential and develop skills to access a career.
  • Use the arts to develop life skills or support development within a career in the heritage sector.
  • Equip young people to manage a sustainable career.
  • Introduce young people to the arts and heritage and provide progression opportunities.
  • Provide professional training or development.
  • Break new ground to solve the problem or uses tried and tested models to drive positive social change in a new way.

Priority will be given to organisations and projects that:

  • Increase diversity in the arts and heritage by breaking down social, economic, and geographical barriers, encouraging engagement and providing high-quality training to young people aged under 25.
  • Provide specialist training and workplace experience and apprenticeships for emerging artists and newly graduated professionals.
  • Unlock access to high-quality arts and heritage education and training for a significant number of people.

Registered charities, not-for-profit companies and constituted community groups are eligible to apply. Funding can be used for multi-year projects.

Groups are encouraged to apply as soon as possible and not wait for the deadline.

Deadline for Expressions of Interest: 28 February 2022 (midnight).

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