WANT TO MAKE THE MOST OF ARTS AND CULTURE IN YOUR LOCAL AREA?
Open Access Award is open for applications!

The Open Access Award supports activities that build audiences and promote creative and artistic excellence across the Black Country.

Whether you’re a professional artist, performer or community group who have never experienced an arts activity before, this could be for you.

Open Access is open to individuals, groups and organisations in Sandwell, Walsall and Wolverhampton. Open Access is a flexible award to support the seed of a great idea through to the growth of a great project.

If it builds audiences, connects local people with professional artists and brings great performance, art and creativity to the Black Country, open access could help you make it happen.

The full amount available for the round is £7,500 across all 3 boroughs.

How To Apply
Please download and read through the guidance notes before writing your application as it explains the next steps in how to complete your application.

If you are applying for a Seed Award, up to £500, apply by letter.

If you are applying for a Growth Award, for amounts from £501-£2,000, download the application form.

Deadline for submitting letters/applications is the Wednesday 25 July 2018.

If you would like to receive a copy of the guidance notes or application form in an accessible format, please contact Rosalind Argo on 0121 525 1127 or info@creativeblackcountry.co.uk with your requirements.

Participant Quotes
“CBC’s support enabled us to run a quality event that people want to repeat.” Paint The Day, Newhampton Arts Centre
“[Open Access] has enabled us to grow as a creative group based in Walsall.” Made By Walsall

For more information contact us on 0121 525 1127 | info@creativeblackcountry.co.uk

Image provided by Newhampton Arts Centre/Paint The Day


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This image requires alt text, but the alt text is currently blank. Either add alt text or mark the image as decorative.WANT TO MAKE THE MOST OF ARTS AND CULTURE IN YOUR LOCAL AREA? Open Access Award is open for applications! The Open Access Award supports activities that build audiences and promote creative and artistic excellence across the Black Country. Whether you’re a professional artist, performer or community group who have never experienced an arts activity before, this could be for you. Open Access is open to individuals, groups and organisations in Sandwell, Walsall and Wolverhampton. Open Access is a flexible award to support the seed of a great idea through to the growth of a great project. If it builds audiences, connects local people with professional artists and brings great performance, art and creativity to the Black Country, open access could help you make it happen. The full amount available for the round is £7,500 across all 3 boroughs. How To Apply: Please download and read through the guidance notes before writing your application. If you are applying for a Seed Award, up to £500, apply by letter If you are applying for a Growth Award, for amounts from £501-£2,000, download the application form on this page. Deadline for submitting letters/applications is the Wednesday 25 July 2018. If you would like to receive a copy of the guidance notes or application form in an accessible format, please contact Rosalind Argo on 0121 525 1127 or info@creativeblackcountry.co.uk with your requirements. Participant Quotes “CBC’s support enabled us to run a quality event that people want to repeat.” Paint The Day, Newhampton Arts Centre “[Open Access] has enabled us to grow as a creative group based in Walsall.” Made By Walsall For more information contact us on 0121 525 1127 | info@creativeblackcountry.co.uk You can see projects supported by Open Access in on our Projects page. We have selected images from projects we have supported in the Open Access Gallery Image Provided by Newhampton Arts Centre/Paint The Day