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Art 50: Funding for UK Artists to Depict Britishness following EU Departure

Art 50 has been established to support artists to make a piece of theatre/dance/music/film/art/collage that responds to the subject of Britishness when the country leaves the European Union.

Sky Arts has allocated £1 million to the Art 50 scheme. Applicants can apply for up to £50,000; however, the majority of the awards will be made between £5,000 and £20,000. This will cover the cost of making TV documentaries and all the arts projects funded.

The funder is looking for ideas of all size that:

  • engage rather than lecture;
  • relate to suburbs and rural communities as well as towns and cities;
  • represent a diversity of opinion;
  • include new voices as well as established artists; and
  • 'make a splash', or leave a lasting legacy - or both.

The scheme is open to UK-based artists, from all genres and disciplines. Having commissioned a number of films and plays in Round 1, the funder would now like to see more music and visual art ideas, i.e. painting, sculpture, installations etc.

The deadline for the current commissioning round is midday on 12 January 2018.

There will also be further opportunities to apply over the next two years.

Further information and to apply