Please note: Our Small and Large Grant programmes are now closed while we undertake a review of our Lottery funding. We'll start rolling out our new programmes of funding in the Autumn.  You can find out more about our review here.

If you have a current live grant, you can still use the Help section of each grant page to download useful documents (such as completion reports).

Research and development can have a significant impact on creative practice. It can benefit creative professionals at all stages of their careers and can contribute to the development of all artforms.

We want to support research and development projects that will strengthen your creative practice and help build the appropriate collaborations you’ll need to bring your idea to fruition.

An appropriate research and development phase can be the first step in making a great idea happen. We are interested in supporting projects across all artforms that can be the catalyst for new work, or can drive forward our vision for the arts in Wales in an exceptional way. And because of the nature of research and development work, we won’t always expect there to be a defined outcome.

The heart of your proposal must be the potential of the creative idea. We’re not afraid to take risks when they can be justified – and we want the creative professionals we fund to do the same and go beyond their creative comfort zone.

The kinds of things we can fund

The kinds of applications we can fund are covered in detail in the Research and Development Strand Document.

The kinds of things we can't fund

We can't support applications to buy time out from your usual practice.