Creative Black Country Open Access Award 2019 (Up to £6,500)

Creative Black Country Open Access Award 2019 (Up to £6,500)

Deadline: July 17, 2019

Applications for the Creative Black Country Open Access Award 2019 are now open. 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. 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 £6,500 across all 3 boroughs.


  • Open to individuals, groups and organisations in Sandwell, Walsall and Wolverhampton.


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.

All applicants will need to download and complete a monitoring form and submit this along with their Seed or Growth application.

For more information, visit Open Access Award.