This strand is about supporting what you want to make. We want to support those great ideas that have been waiting for the right opportunity; the ideas that don’t fit in other funding opportunities because maybe they are too radical, too unusual or don’t meet the restrictive match funding expectations.
The ideas that have bubbled away and need someone to believe in them to make them happen. We encourage you to look at our Key Areas, this can be found in this handy PDF guide, but we are also happy to receive applications that fall outside of this list – you will tell us why your idea is important.
We know that £10,000 is not a large grant for live arts, so this may be a contribution to a larger project, or it could be the entire budget you need. Either way, we simply want to understand your idea and what difference it will make. We also understand that it may take longer for you to pull together all the funding and plans to make your idea happen.
You can apply to create a new piece of work – you might decide not to make it or premiere it in Bradford, this is fine but you must have plans to perform it here for audiences, and the lead artist or artists must live in or have a strong connection to Bradford.
We’ve set long delivery periods for these grants to allow for flexibility in plans and fundraising, but if you need longer still just let us know and we’ll see what we can do. We do of course have our own targets to meet, and will want to make sure some results happen in the time period specified.