Many public funded organisations, professional bodies, trusts and foundations are offering advice and support to creative organisations and artists.

Let us know if there are others you think would be useful for us to promote by emailing arts@medway.gov.uk.

Support for all creative sectors

Arts Council England offer support, advice, and funding opportunities.

They invest public money from government and the National Lottery to give everyone the opportunity to let their creativity flourish, ensuring that we all have access to a remarkable range of high-quality cultural experiences.

Find out more on the Arts Council England website.

Metal support artists working in all disciplines, providing opportunities like:

  • Estuary Festival
  • artists-in-residence
  • intensive, week-long Culture LABs for peer-to-peer learning and exchange.

Find out more on the Metal website.

OAUK advocates for Outdoor Arts across:

  • cultural bodies
  • national and local government organisations
  • various funding arenas.

They support the sector by providing practical information on good working practices and guidance for new and experienced practitioners.

Find out more on the Outdoor Arts UK website.

The National Lottery Heritage Fund are the largest dedicated grant funder of the UK’s heritage.

They distribute National Lottery Grants, funding projects that sustain and transform the UK’s heritage.

As the Heritage Fund, they distribute non-lottery funding too.

Find out more on the National Lottery Heritage Fund website.

Colyer Fergusson Charitable Trust offer grants to support vulnerable and disadvantaged people living in Kent and Medway.

They invest in communities, families and young people, locally and in rehabilitation.

Find out more on the Colyer Fergusson Charitable Trust website.

Artists and performers

Youth Music is a charitable funder. This means that they give grants to other organisations to run music making projects or create career progression opportunities in music.

Find out more on the Youth Music website.

Dance Professionals Fund aims to support people in the dance world throughout their lives.

They offer financial help for individuals during their dance careers and into retirement.

Find out more on the Dance Professionals Fund website.

The BFI support filmmakers and the screen industry in the UK and abroad.

They provide funding for film and TV development and production and funding to build skills and experience.

Find out more on the BFI website.

ACT helps actors’ children enjoy secure and creative lives.

They give financial, practical and emotional support to help parents working in the acting industry.

Find out more on the ACT website.

The AGBI financially supports professional artists in need and their dependents living in England, Wales and Northern Ireland who cannot work or earn due to accident, illness or older age.

Find out more on the AGBI website.

Paid opportunities

Arts Jobs list adverts for a range of job opportunities within the art and culture sector.

Find out more on the Arts Jobs website.