Arts for Rutland is committed to supporting new arts projects and initiatives across the county. One of the ways we can do this is through our Arts for Rutland Grant Scheme.
The scheme has now been extended to include individuals as well as groups, with increased funding.
Who can apply?
- Individuals seeking to develop their own artistic advancement;
- Groups seeking to promote arts projects benefitting the Rutland community.
Is my project eligible?
In brief, your project should:
- Require funding of up to £500;
- Have a clear timescale;
- Be based in Rutland;
- Benefit the citizens of Rutland.
I am an individual, what can I apply for?
Anything that will help you to develop as an artist, but which you would find it otherwise difficult to finance, such as:
- Help with the purchase a new musical instrument;
- The purchase of reference books or equipment;
- Attendance at a course, masterclass or summer school
I represent a group, what can we apply for?
The term ‘Arts Project’ is flexible, and could include:
- A single event, concert, performance or exhibition;
- A music festival;
- A series of workshops;
- An artist residency;
- Upgrading equipment to improve facilities on an ongoing basis;
- Commissioning of a new work for your group
How do I apply?
- Complete the appropriate application form, depending on whether it is an individual or group application;
- Applications are considered quarterly, and should be submitted by the deadlines of 1 March, 1 June, 1 September or 1 December;
- You may wish to speak to a member of the Arts for Rutland Committee before deciding whether to apply, or before completing the form;
- We may ask you to discuss you project or initiative with us;
- For group projects, on completion submit final accounts and an evaluation of the project;
- For individuals, demonstrate progress and advancement of skills as agreed;
- Please submit your form by email to email@example.com, or by post to Arts for Rutland, Rutland County Museum, Catmos Street, Oakham, LE15 6HW.
Is there anything I can’t apply for?
We are unable to fund:
- Projects that promote religious or political beliefs
- Competitive events
- Core organisational costs for groups, e.g. rent, salaries
- Projects that have already started or taken place
- Projects that take place in education settings which are not primarily targeted and designed for the wider community
- Capital developments i.e. improvements to offices or workspaces
- Commercial profit making organisations
- Fundraising activities
- Groups and organisations run by local authorities
- Projects that have not considered how to be accessible and include people from different backgrounds
How will you assess our application?
Our judging criteria for groups will include:
- Secure project plan, artistic quality, originality and imagination;
- Ability to inspire and challenge both audiences and participants;
- Previous track record of excellence;
- Ability of the project to help develop your artistic practice and/or your organisation;
- Ability to respond to the creative ideas of participants;
- Benefit to the people of Rutland;
- Ability of people to learn or try something new;
- Impact on community inclusion;
- Any long term impact on individuals or communities;
- Priority for new initiatives;
- The necessary skills and financial control being in place;
- Funding from other sources in place or applied for if appropriate.
When will I receive the money?
- Payment will be negotiated with the applicant on a case-by-case basis;
- Payment can usually be flexible, and could include an advance payment to cover initial costs subject to evidence that the project has started;
- Final payment will normally be made on completion of the project, subject to submission of evaluation and final accounts.
The application form can be downloaded below, completed by hand or electronically, and returned by post or email.
December 2016 – Rutland Single Reed Ensemble – workshops
September 2016 – Rutland Musical Theatre – extra musicians for Sweeny Todd performance. St Georges Barracks sculpture dedicated to soldiesr who have lost their lives in recent conflicts.
June 2016 – Oakham Festival – Grants for 3 festival events, the London Ballerinas, Harp Guitar Duo and Dance workshops.
June 2016 – Greetham Players– Somme of Greetham an original community drama.
February 2016 – Rutland Three Arts – CD player for use at meetings and events.
2015 – Awards to individuals for attendance at Music Summer Schools; purchase of instruments; completion of an architectural project.
September 2015 – Rutland Open Studios exhibition in Stamford
June 2015 – Oakham Festival – various events
May 2015 – Rutland Choral Society‘s participation in Voices Now at The Roundhouse, Camden
March 2015 – Uppingham Theatre Company – Beyond the Pail – original drama performed in Rutland and at Leicester Comedy Festival.
June 2014 – Replacement of PA system for Rutland Big Band
28 June 2014 – A Long Way Home, a community performance project by Glass House Productions.
31 May 2014 – Art in the Making Festival, which launched Rutland Open Studios 2014.
20 July 2013 – Ballet in Sneakers and Unravel, presented by Launch Dance Company.
1/2 June 2013 – Art in the Making Festival, which launched Rutland Open Studios 2013.