Arts Connect’s Partnership Investment programme seeks to develop, through co-investment, high quality arts and cultural activity for children and young people. We are interested in investing in opportunities that represent a significant strategic development to enable the provision of arts and cultural activities to become more sustainable.

In the application round 2015/16 there are two programmes:

  • Programme One which is specifically focused on proposals in Birmingham, Cannock, Dudley, Sandwell, Stoke, Tamworth, Telford, Walsall and Wolverhampton. These are areas identified by Arts Council England as having low levels of participation according to data from the Taking Part survey.

  • Programme Two which is an open call for proposals in the above geographical areas and also open to “exceptional” new investment that provides significant high quality and diverse provision for children and young people in pockets of high deprivation that fall outside these priority areas.

The closing date for expressions of interest for the next round of the 2015/16 Partnership Investment programme is 5th February 2016. The deadline for full applications is 12noon on 26th February 2016.

Please read the FAQ document before submitting your details to us via the button below if you meet the funding criteria. Pepita Hanna, Associate Director of Partnerships and Investment will then be in touch to discuss your activity and send you an Expression of Interest form to complete and return.

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