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 help deepen or strengthen an organisation’s work by providing an opportunity to develop new concepts, test ideas, research new markets and build new partnerships. We want to support arts organisations by giving you time and space to pursue ideas that take you beyond your usual creative practice.

An appropriate research and development phase can be the first step in making a great idea happen. We’re 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.

We expect collaboration to be at the heart of the research and development projects we support. All projects must involve at least two organisations (or an organisation and individual) working together to develop creative practice and ideas.

The kinds of things we can fund

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