Developing your Creative Practice Fund
This Arts Council England fund is for individuals who are cultural and creative practitioners and want to take time to focus on their creative development. If you’re thinking of taking your practice to the next stage, Developing your Creative Practice (DYCP) can help by supporting research, time to create new work, travel, training, developing ideas, networking or mentoring.
Arts Council England can support creative practitioners doing work related to the supported artforms and disciplines.
Listed below are some examples of what is meant by creative practitioner:
Dancers, choreographers, writers, translators, producers, publishers, editors, musicians, conductors, composers, actors,
directors, designers, artists, craft makers, curators, DJs, performer/creators, arts and cultural educators, community
practitioners/engagement specialists, movement directors, cultural conservators, creative enablers, creative technicians.
DYCP can’t support performers whose existing or planned way of working is to perform someone else’s work without
providing creative input or leadership.
Anyone who applies to Developing your Creative Practice needs to:
• apply as an individual, or as a small group of practitioners who usually collaborate in their work. Organisations cannot apply, and individuals cannot apply on behalf of an organisation.
• be based within (live in) England
• have a UK bank account in the exact name they’re applying in (if you apply as a small group of practitioners, one person
should submit the application and take the lead on managing the grant, and should provide their bank details)
• be at least 18 years old
• have one years’ creative practice experience outside a formal education context
What can I apply for?
Activities can be up to one year in length.
Some examples of things you can apply for are:
• building new networks for future development/presentation of work
• creating new work
• experimenting with new collaborators or partners
• international travel to explore other practice or work with mentors
• professional development activities
• research and development time to explore practice and take risks
• taking time to reflect on the impact of Covid-19 on your practice and practical steps to support your work to be more
sustainable in future
See link below for further details.