Applications are now open for The Artist Studios and Maker Spaces Organisational Grants. This is part of the city’s on-going commitment to cultural recovery and on-going A City Imagining cultural investment programme for Belfast. These awards are aimed at those organisations which have struggled to secure funding from Belfast City Council through existing programmes and need some assistance to help stabilise and develop.

Organisations or groups operating artist studios and maker spaces can apply for up to £15,000 to use towards specified developmental needs within a 12-month period.  Exceptional cases can be made for the award of grants up to £25,000 by organisations that accommodate at least 20 active members, and which meet additional eligibility criteria and supply a suitable business case.

To receive an application pack, please contact  Applications must be received no later than Midday on Tuesday 27 June.  Applications received after this time will be ineligible.

If you have any queries or wish to discuss your project with a member of staff, please contact Belfast City Council by email

A short online information event will take place on Tuesday 20 June at Midday.  Please request the relevant link to join via email.

Key Dates

Grant Opens: Friday 9 June

Online information session: Tuesday 20 June at Midday

Deadline: Tuesday 27 June at Midday

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