The Lyng Media Group with Stan's Cafe at Sandwell Arts Festival 2016 - Image by Lee Allen

The Lyng Media Group with Stan's Cafe at Sandwell Arts Festival 2016 - Image by Lee Allen

Open Access Award will be open for applications soon!

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:
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 an application form.

Deadline for submitting letters/applications - Open Access Awards are currently closed and will be open again soon.

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 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

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