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).

Festivals play a vital role in the cultural make-up of Wales. They have an ability to reach people that might not otherwise visit traditional arts venues, and are a platform for demonstrating the richness of culture in Wales.

The best festivals can offer something out of the ordinary. We want to support focused, time-limited festivals with vibrant, high quality arts programmes of events and activities which are a celebration of the diversity and uniqueness of Wales. They must have a clear artistic focus and a commitment to creating a programme of quality work.

The kinds of things we can fund

The kinds of applications we can fund are covered in detail in the Festivals for Organisations Strand Document (you can find that below in the help section).

The kinds of things we can't fund

  • programmes of activity that could take place in a theatre or gallery
  • an event where the arts are a minor part of a different type of festival event
  • year-round programmes of work