NPO Call Out

NPO Call Out

We want to hear from companies in Bradford who are intending to apply to become an Arts Council National Portfolio Organisation (NPO) for the first time. The latest indication is that the new funding period will begin in April 2023 and that the application period will be from January to March 2022. 

Bradford Producing Hub is committed to helping live performance artists and companies at all stages of development.  We know that there are some companies and organisations in Bradford who have been making work for a number of years and are looking at NPO as their next step.  We want to understand how we might be able to support you in making your application and being ready to join the Portfolio.

We have some thoughts around the kind of support we could provide – but as with everything BPH does, we want this to be led by what you need.  So at this stage we’re asking you to get in touch to arrange an informal chat with the team to talk about how we might help.  From these conversations we’ll figure out the best type of support we can offer in plenty of time for the application process starting.

Important points to note

These are NOT advice or information sessions about applying for NPO or whether you’re eligible

We don’t have any extra information about NPO, only what is currently available on Arts Council England’s website.

Becoming an NPO is a huge undertaking that requires a lot of work and preparation – so we imagine that you will have already looked properly at NPO and think it’s probably for you and that now is the right time.

At this stage we want to hear from companies who are hoping to become an NPO for the first time – either because this will be your first application or because your previous application wasn’t successful.

So if you are thinking that you will probably apply for NPO, please drop us a line to – we can’t wait to chat!

Other funds to support your creative work

+ Arts Council England Project Grants – individuals and companies.

+ Arts Council England Developing Your Creative Practice – individuals.

+ Bradford Council Arts Culture and Heritage Grants – individuals and companies.

+ Bradford Producing Hub Spare Bob – individuals and companies.

+ National Lottery Awards for All – companies.

+ PRS for Music Foundation – individuals and companies.

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