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Cardiff Council

Arts Development & Funding

Arts Development aims to get more people interested in and involved in arts and cultural activities in and around the city. 


We work with:


  • Other council departments to support and develop related arts and cultural issues
  • Professional, amateur and voluntary arts organisations and individual artists in both the public and private sector


We offer: 


  • advice and support
  • advocacy and general information on the arts 


The A2: Arts Active Team works with Arts Development, St David’s Hall and the New Theatre to offer a wide variety of education, community and audience engagement initiatives.



Funding Opportunities


Cultural Projects Scheme

A commissioning scheme for discrete cultural projects that meet the corporate priorities of the Council.


Sport and Culture Bursary

The scheme is open to young individuals aged 14-25 seeking support for arts related activities. 


For further information on these funding opportunities please con​tact us



External Funding


Arts Council of Wales 


The Arts Council of Wales is a major source of arts funding in Wales and their schemes offer opportunities for both arts organisations and individuals. Further information on the various grant schemes available and eligibility criteria may be obtained via the ACW Website​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​External link opens in a new window.