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Up to £20,000 of £125,000 fund

There's extra funding of up to £20,000 (or 50% of funding target) available to artists and arts organisations raising between £4,000 and £40,000 on Crowdfunder.

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Up to £20,000 of extra funding for artists and arts organisations

Supporting a dynamic and captivating English arts scene

We want to discover England’s most exciting artists and arts organisations-  who are bringing something to their local community or the people and communities around them.

With the support of the Arts Council England, we have £125,000 of extra funding to put towards crowdfunding projects. Do you have an artistic project or an idea that will help you develop as an artist? If so, you could get up to £20,000 extra funding towards your crowdfunding project.

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Projects that fit the bill

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Stonehouse Jack's New EP West Midlands

Stonehouse Jack are raising money to fund a new 4 track EP with platinum selling producer George Shilling, as well as a music video

Stretch target £7,000
  • 20 supporters
  • £4.8k raised
  • 14 days left
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One Dress Greater London

Using traditional couture crafts to illustrate a voice for women in a single unique textiles artwork; One Dress.

  • 20 supporters
  • £1.7k raised
  • 9 days left
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Creative Workspace Bristol

Enabling people in Withywood & beyond to engage with & participate in creative activities. Also providing rehearsal space for creatives.

  • 58 supporters
  • £5.9k raised
  • 2 days left
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The Young Pretenders Summer Season 2017! Devon

The Young Pretenders are raising funds for their 2017 summer season; touring an original play & Exeter's first dedicated youth arts festival

Stretch target £10,000
  • 102 supporters
  • £9.3k raised
  • 1 day left
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8 MINUTES Greater London

An ambitious new project by Alexander Whitley Dance Company bringing together space science and the contemporary arts

Successfully overfunded

  • 40 supporters
  • £28.9k raised
  • 35 days
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Soundproof Cobalt Tyne & Wear

We need to soundproof cobalt studios venue space and we are asking for your help please!

Successfully overfunded

  • 129 supporters
  • £10.2k raised
  • 35 days
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80s Othello Tour East Sussex

The creation of a radical 80s re-imagining of Shakespeare's 'Othello' that will tour to 21 venues in the regional South of England.

Successfully overfunded

  • 80 supporters
  • £7.1k raised
  • 14 days
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Samphire Festival - 2017 Somerset

Award winning independent music and arts festival in the magical setting of Exmoor National Park ☞7-9th July 2017

Successfully overfunded

  • 104 supporters
  • £20.4k raised
  • 42 days
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Longing Belonging and Balfour Bristol

Flexible funding for 'Longing Belonging and Balfour', a musical theatre telling the 1917 Balfour Declaration story on a UK tour

Successfully overfunded

  • 79 supporters
  • £4.7k raised
  • 56 days
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Birmingham Art Map West Midlands

We want to keep making it easy to discover, explore and enjoy the great art, ideas, culture and creativity made in, and for, Birmingham.

Successfully overfunded

  • 106 supporters
  • £7.6k raised
  • 28 days
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The Boat Shed pop-up Devon

To create a new venue for creativity in Exeter. Arts council will match fund when we reach £12,500 meaning your donation doubles.

Successfully overfunded

  • 469 supporters
  • £30.6k raised
  • 28 days
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Picasso's Women Greater London

We seek to raise support for performances of three of Brian McAvera's 'Picasso's Women' at Art Galleries in 2017 & 2018.

Successfully funded

  • 37 supporters
  • £6k raised
  • 49 days

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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).