Arts grants

Information on current Arts funding opportunities is detailed below:


The Arts Service of Ards and North Down Borough Council 2018 Arts Project Fund is now open to applicants. The Arts Project Fund is available to arts, community and special interest groups throughout the Ards and North Down Borough area who wish to enhance existing, and undertake new community arts activities. A maximum grant of £1,000 is available.

If you are a community group, special interest group or charitable organisation don’t miss out on this opportunity to access funding for arts-related activities and projects. The Arts Service are keen to support groups and charitable organisations who wish to undertake creative projects and activities. So, whether you would like to learn the art of juggling, photography or salsa, or whether you have a community sculpture or mural in mind, or maybe your group could create a film or a theatre performance -  please check out the funding criteria and see how it could benefit your group.

This round of funding is suitable for projects taking place from April 2018 – March 2019 and the deadline for applications is Friday 16 February at 12 noon.

An information evening designed to assist groups wishing to apply for an arts project grant will take place on Tuesday 30 January, 6pm - 8pm at Ards Arts Centre. Pre-booking is essential.

Application forms can be downloaded from the link below or at or pick up a hard copy at Ards Arts Centre, Conway Square, Newtownards.

For further information contact Ards Arts on 028 9181 0803.