Funding for Freelance Art + Cultural Workers in Sheffield


Deadline: Midnight, 21 Feb 2021
See below for links to full guidelines and application form.

Sheffield based Freelance Art & Culture Workers are invited to apply for funding to support or adapt their businesses and develop their creative practice. This can be for research and development, training, networking, upskilling and/or creating new work.

The fund has been developed in response to a survey of freelance workers in Sheffield’s arts and culture sector conducted by the University of Sheffield and is spearheaded by Sheffield Culture Consortium, with the support of the Business Recovery Group and Sheffield Culture Collective. Funding has been contributed by Sheffield Culture Consortium members including The University of Sheffield, Sheffield Hallam University, Museums Sheffield, Sheffield Theatres, Site Gallery and Sheffield City Council.

It is open to all freelancers working in the creative and arts sector who, live or work in Sheffield. Awards between £500 and £2,000 are available, with a total fund of £52k.

Guidelines and Application Forms
Full guidelines can be fund here – Freelance Fund Guidelines FINAL

To apply please return
– a completed Application form – Freelance Application Form FINAL
– the Equal Opportunities form – Freelance – Equal Opps Form FINAL
to by midnight on 21 February 2021.

Find FAQ here. This will be updated as and when more questions are asked.

Please note, this is a competitive fund and we anticipate receiving more applications than we can support.

Once you send in your application, I will email to say I have received this – so please get in touch as soon as possible, if you don’t get an email response.


If you have any questions, please feel free to email me.

Posted on 14th January 2021

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