£125,000 extra funding to support individual artists

England has an exciting arts sector that is constantly seeking to evolve, whether it’s through theatre, digital art, literature, dance, music or crafts. 

We’re crowdfunding the arts because we believe in the role that art plays in modern life, and we love to see new ways of thinking.

Through this campaign, we’re looking to discover and uplift artists who are blurring boundaries. 

This is about helping artists try new approaches, or work with new people, or reach new audiences.

If you’re an individual visual artist, musician, actor, writer, director or dancer in England with a groundbreaking idea for your next piece of work, we have some extra funding that’ll help you pull it off.

If you’re an artist outside of England, or you’re a filmmaker working on a narrative piece, check out our other campaigns that might be more relevant to you.

For instance, Crowdfund Angus, and Crowdfund for Film.

Arts and culture in this country thrives on a mixed funding model of public investment, earned income and donations. Our investment in this crowdfunding initiative will enable arts and cultural organisations to explore new revenue sources, helping them to become more resilient and sustainable businesses.”

Francis Runacres, Director of Investment at Arts Council England


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How it works

So you have an arts idea that needs funding, so what's next? Start by gathering support for what you're doing.

Next tell your story and share your vision on your Crowdfunder project page. This is your chance to tell the world what you're up to.

Once you've worked out how much money you need, start to think about ways to reward your supporters.

Cost effective

Put your project live, get all your friends and family to pledge, spread the word and you’ll be on your way to hitting your target.

Apply and start crowdfunding

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Success story


It has been an exciting journey and we have received so much support and attention throughout the campaign.


Arts Council England

Arts Council England champion artistic and cultural experiences that enrich people's lives. They invest public money from government, and money raised by players of the National Lottery to support activities from theatre to digital art, reading to dance, music to literature, and crafts to collections. This extra funding is supported by Nesta and the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS).