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A fair share - direct funding for individual artists from UK arts councils. Is there enough funding going to individual artists and are the application processes user-friendly? We asked Dany Louise to examine the current state of play for grants to individual artists from the UK arts councils - including comparators of volumes of artists applying and success rates - to see whether a 'fair share' has been getting into the hands of artists to develop their practice.
The key finding of this study reveals that shockingly few individual artists apply for funding in their own right, and even fewer are successful. What this means is that there is little direct funding being given to artists to pursue and develop their own projects, under their own control - under 20% of available funding for the visual arts in England, 14% for Northern Ireland and around 18% for Scotland and Wales in 2009-2010. Read on…
Feature, a-n.co.uk September 2011
PDF version of Dany Louise' report revealing that shockingly few individual artists apply forfunding in their own right, and even fewer are successful. [200kbs]
a-n.co.uk February 2012