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Grants Awarded

Below are grants we have awarded over the last three years.

We have awarded over £6 million pounds in grants since our inception in 1965.

Grants Awarded Year ending March 2021Description£
Africa OyŽAfrica OyŽ Podcast project2000
Art with HeartStan - a bilingual (English/BSL) children's theatre production in Greater Manchester and Cheshire.4000
BluecoatCommissioned piece and activities for new Children's Area.2000
Box of Tricks Theatre CompanyPlaybox - a writer-on-attachment programme.2000
Buxton International FestivalElements of Platform 3 - a joint initiative with BIF and Buxton Opera House5000
Cartwheel ArtsAn Arts Week for 2021 Festival2000
Cheshire DanceOnline community dance and movement sessions.1000
Delia Derbyshire DayDD Day Covid Creativity Response 20211500
FACTFACT Together digital residency programme2500
Friends of Kirkby Gallery & Prescot MuseumResources for an educational project About Time2000
HOMEHomeground - a new, temporary outdoor festival5000
Inner City Music Ltd (Band on the Wall)A series of pop-up concerts across Greater Manchester.6400
Lakeland ArtsMEND (Make, Enjoy, New Dialogue) project commissions.2000
Live Music Now - North WestOnline concerts and workshops for special schools2000
Liverpool & Merseyside Theatres TrustThe Playhouse Studio Commissions project4000
Manchester CamerataMusic/song-writing workshops in schools in Gorton and Longsight3940
Manchester Collective3 artist commissions for Northern Voices project3000
Oldham Coliseum TheatreDigital Communities online creative project for six local community groups5000
One Tenth HumanCurious Investigators project as part of the Just So Festival in Cheshire2000
People's History Museum3 community curators-in-residence for Nothing About Us Without Us exhibition2400
Royal Exchange Theatre CompanyLocalTALE playwriting competition2500
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic SocietyPurchase of children's orchestral instruments for In Harmony project5000
Royal Northern College of MusicPathfinder workshops for young musicians across the North West3000
Signal Film & MediaTwo outreach participation events4000
Streetwise OperaYear-long creative programme in Manchester for homeless people3000
The Javaad Alipoor Company (Northern Lines)Pop Icons project3000
The Portico LibraryWhat's Your Story? a library project to create access to The Portico Collection2000
The REACT FoundationScience based residential trip to Manchester as part of ICANTOO project5000
The Reader OrganisationGravity Festival - a new literature and mental health festival2500
The Untold OrchestraUntold Stories: Blue project2000
Tmesis TheatreThree projects aimed at young female creatives3000
Unity TheatreAccess and inclusion project for Unity's artistic programming4000
Z-artsBig Imaginations Festival 20213000
Total (competitive bid grants)101,740
In addition, Emergency Fund grants were made to 30 organisations totalling75,000
Total grants awarded176,740
Grants Awarded Year ending March 2022Description£
20 Stories HighHere and Now programme 2021-2022.3,000
Band on the WallSupport for new learning programme until September 2023.10,000
Black Gold ArtsThe BGA Whitworth Takeover - Weekend Festival 2022.3,000
BlazeCreative networking event for young artists in the North West.1,000
Brighter SoundThe Residency Programme/Creative Commissions.5,000
Buxton International FestivalA new operetta/musical, April in your Eyes.10,000
Castlefield GalleryCommissions for Art Assembly 2022 Festival in Manchester City Centre.5,000
ChethamÕs School of MusicGuitar Festival at The Stoller Hall.3,000
Citadel ArtsAleihaÕs Adventure - a newly commissioned participatory childrenÕs play.1,000
Clonter Farm Music TrustExplore Theatre Arts project - virtual and live interactive workshops for schools across the North West.2,500
Community Arts North West (CAN)CAN Young Refugee Artists (CYRA) project for young refugees aged 13-21.3,500
DaDafestArtist Incubation Hub as part of DaDaFest 2022.5,000
Drake MusicDMLab North West programme.3,000
Electric Voice TheatreVoices for the Future - Beatrix Potter Project.2,000
English Folk Expo Manchester Folk Festival 2021.3,000
Festival of MakingNew Makers commissioning project.4,000
Frozen LightNight Out in Nature for Now Northwich Festival 2022.2,000
Garstang & District Arts SocietyË Pleine Aire Competition for artists from Garstang and Lancashire500
Heart of GlassCommission for a LGBTQIA+ Artist to co-design a bus wrap in St Helens and Knowsley. 2,000
History in ActionThe Cotton Famine Road community arts project.3,000
HomotopiaQueer Core project.1,500
Horse & Bamboo TheatreBaby Boo theatre access and outreach programme.2,000
Interact Stroke SupportActors readings at Trafford General Hospital.1,000
Lake District Summer MusicThe 2021 Festival.3000
Lake District Summer MusicThe 2022 Festival.8000
Lakeland ArtsJulie Brook: Tide, Time and Gravity exhibition and commission.5000
Lakeland SinfoniaTwo Lakeland Sinfonia concerts in Kendal.3000
Leigh Film SocietyWigan & Leigh Short Film Festival 2022.2000
Link4LifeThe Others and Whose Voice projects.4000
Liverpool Arab Arts FestivalCultural Education Project - creative workshops for schools as part of the 2022 Festival.2000
Liverpool CathedralPeter WalkerÕs artwork space.2000
Liverpool Theatre FestivalCommissions for new works for Little LTF 2022.2000
Manchester CamerataSing and Sign 2 - a schools project for 6 Manchester primary schools3000
Manchester City Galleries TrustPlatt Hall Curator for the Co-Curation of the West African Textile Collection3000
Manchester CollectiveNorthern Voices 2022 - commissioning scheme for under-represented artists in Greater Manchester3000
Manchester Histories4 artists commissions for Manchester Histories Festival 2021. 2000
Manchester Literature Festival4 new commissions for the 2022 Festival.2000
Mary Burns Community GroupBury New Road project.2000
Merseyside Dance Initiative (MDI)Talent Hub programme 2022.3000
MovemaStronger Together project Ð weekly world dance classes in Liverpool.2000
Northern BalletPinocchio - children's ballet workshops and tour for the North West.3000
Olympias Music FoundationLearn to Play - tuition and workshops for children 6-16 in Longsight.3000
OmniMusicReboot - a 3 months creative music project2000
One Latin Culture2021 Festival of Arts, Culture and Conversation2000
Plaza Community CinemaPrejudice - a film and creative media project2000
Prestwich Arts FestivalArtists commissions for 2021 Festival1500
Prestwich Arts FestivalArtists commissions for the 2022 Festival1000
PsapphaComposing for... programme 2021/224000
QuarantineThe People of project Ð an outdoor audio walk2000
Read for GoodThe Liverpool Readathon 2022 programme2000
Royal Exchange TheatreMCR CR8 art competition as part of Cheetham Hill residency.1500
Shakespeare North TrustShakespeare North Playhouse Schools programme5000
Southbank CentreArt By Post project Manchester tour.2000
Streetwise OperaCreating Together in Manchester programme.3000
Tate LiverpoolRadical Landscapes - 2022 exhibition and public programme and workshops.5000
The Edge Theatre and Arts CentreTo establish a new theatre group for learning disabled young people.2000
The Reader Gravity Festival 2022.2000
The Untold OrchestraUntold Stories - Icon Show Series - creative workshops and performances.3000
Venture ArtsConversations Series 3: Narratives project.4000
Wild RumpusWoodland Venue project.2000
Writing on the WallNew commissioning programme Writers on Readers as part of WoWFest 2022.2000
YkidsBootle ChildrenÕs Literary Festival 2021.2000
Grants Awarded Year ending March 2023Description£
20 Stories HighLOOPS: North West tour of schools and community venues.3000
Abandon Normal DevicesNew Cinema Days project.2000
BluecoatStudio Me project.2000
Bolton Lads & Girls ClubPilot project with Bolton Museum & Manchester Art Gallery.2000
Clonter Farm Music Trust2022/23 Education Outreach in areas of low engagement with the Arts in Cheshire, Warrington and Merseyside2000
Cumbria Opera GroupThe Cumbria Opera Festival 2023.2000
Dibby Theatre LtdToxic, a new multi-disciplinary project.2000
Dig Media LtdPreservation/digitalisation of archives of Jack Henry Moore (JHM).2000
Granby Four Street CLTYear-long artist residency programme at the Winter Garden.2000
Halle Concerts SocietyHallŽ4Brass programme.2500
Imitating the dogInfinite Life mapping projection piece2000
LitfestThree public engagement projects for Litfest 2023.1000
Liverpool BiennialA Biennial for All project for 2023 Biennial7000
Liverpool School of Tropical MedicineLiving Liverpool, citizen science project4000
Mahogany OperaSnappy Operas, in-school programme.1000
Manchester City of LiteratureLibraries Takeover project.2000
Manchester CollectiveManchester workshops for children and performance of community opera NoyeÕs Fludde.2500
Manchester HistoriesÔCome and ChatÕ project in the new MH Hub in Central Library.1000
Manchester Jazz FestivalNew commission ÔSŽanceÕ for 2023 festival.1000
Music Action InternationalCrisis Choirs programme for Refugee Week 2023.2000
Northern BalletNorth West element of Ugly Duckling tour in 2023 and accompanying outreach workshops. 3000
Oldham Coliseum TheatreTheatre of Sanctuary, Oldham Young People pilot project.2000
One Latin CultureLA FERIA, an 8 day Latin American cultural celebration in Merseyside.2000
One Tenth HumanThe Lightbulb Princess project.2000
Peoplescape TheatreThe Gingerbread Man tour in Greater Manchester schools.2000
Quarantine12 Last Songs, a 12-hour-long theatre production2000
Science and Industry MuseumYoung People Panel for Manchester Science Festival 2022.4000
SICC Productions LimitedPigeons and Doves, a new writing initiative for 7-18 year olds.1500
Signal Film & MediaTIDAL, a digital arts programme.2000
South Cumbria Music Festival2023 South Cumbria Music Festival.1000
St John the Baptist Church - Salford DioceseMosaic Restoration and Workshops project.1500
The Factory of Creativity (Hope Mill Theatre)TURN ON FEST 2023, as part of LGBTQIA+ Arts Festival in Greater Manchester.2000
The REACT FoundationICanToo project Ð cohort 2 Manchester Residential 2023.2000
Theatre FactoryÔFollow the MoneyÕ Ð verbatim theatre show.2000
UK Storyhouse LtdStoryhouse Elders project.2000