We want to support ambitious, professional programming that encourages audiences to enjoy and experience a wide range of activity. We’ll try to do this by enabling venues and galleries to programme work that is beyond the reach of their core business. This will help address geographical gaps in provision and reach out to audiences. This could mean introducing existing audiences to different types of work, or reaching out to new audiences and hard-to-reach groups.

We want venues and galleries to be really adventurous with the proposals they develop for this strand. We’re not afraid to take managed risks as long as you can convince us your ideas are well thought through with a clear artistic vision and excellence at its heart.

We’ll consider projects in any artform that can demonstrate they will be of high quality.

The kinds of things we can fund

The kinds of applications we can fund are covered in detail in the Programme Support for Venues and Galleries Strand Document (you can find that below in the help section).

The kinds of things we can't fund

Applications for what we consider to be the core funded activities of venues or galleries


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 Programme Support for Venues and Galleries 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.
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