We want to fund the production of work that is innovative and compelling. We’re particularly interested in the new and contemporary; in work that seeks out and engages wider audiences.
Wales’ standing as an artistic nation will be defined by the quality of the work we support through this strand. It is vital support as it enables venues and galleries to programme a diverse range of exemplary work that originates from Wales.
We want audiences across Wales to be able to access the very best arts activity, so the artistic work we support must be suitable for presentation in Wales’ arts centres, galleries, theatres and concert halls, either as part of a tour or at a single venue or gallery. We can also support site-specific and outdoor work.
We also want to support what we call 'national touring' projects, which means that you must tour to at least one venue or gallery in three out of four regions of Wales.
We want to support productions in any artform, (as well as in cross-artform work such as circus), that demonstrate they will be of high quality and have a clear, artistic vision.
The kinds of things we can fund
The kinds of applications we can fund are covered in detail in the Production Strand for Organisations Document (you can find that below in the help section).
The kinds of things we can't fund
- Projects that have not sufficiently considered the audiences they are trying to reach, or any barriers that might prevent them engaging
- Projects that have not demonstrated a commitment to deliver high quality work
Take a look through the introductory document for this strand. You can also read our getting started guide for a broad overview of how we award our grants.
To apply for Production funding you'll need to check if you're eligible first.
Once you’re happy that you’re eligible, fill out the contact form and a staff member will be in touch.
To apply for funding your organisation needs to:
- be based in Wales, another part of the United Kingdom, or in the EU;
- be either,
- a company limited by guarantee or a community interest company (CIC),
- a company that shares out profits to its members or shareholders (e.g. a company limited by shares or a Limited Liability Partnership),
- a constituted, not-for-profit community group,
- an education body (e.g. college or university - but not a school),
- a registered charity or charitable incorporated organisation (CIO),
- or a local Authority;
- have a governing document that shows that the provision of arts activity is one of your objectives (unless you’re a statutory body such as a town council, local authority, health body or university);
- have a governing document that that has an appropriate dissolution clause which sets out what would happen to your organisation’s remaining assets (after paying all debts and liabilities) should it cease to exist (unless you’re a statutory body such as a town council, local authority, health body or university);
- be able to show us, through the information you put in your application form and supporting documents, that you have a track record of delivering arts activities to audiences or participants;
- have an up to date Equal Opportunities Policy;
- not be in default on any financial agreement with us (Arts Council of Wales);
- provide evidence from your bank that you have an account in your organisation’s name, and have at two people who can authorise transactions. More information on bank account evidence here.