Manchester City Council launch next phase of Cultural Partnership scheme

Manchester City Council have opened the next round of their Cultural Partnership programme.

Just under £1m will be provided under the Cultural Partnership scheme over the course of the next three years, starting from April next year. In the previous round, Manchester City Council backed 15 of the city’s most exciting small and medium-sized organisations, allowing them to thrive and expand.

The council are inviting applications from charitable or non-for-profit organisations that work with artforms like:

  • Dance
  • Museum
  • Film and Broadcast
  • Combined Arts
  • Visual Arts
  • Digital Art
  • Literature
  • Heritage
  • Music
  • Photography
  • Theatre and Performance
  • Craft

Grants of up to £40,000 per year will be made available via the project to support organisations dealing in the aforementioned artforms. The council are said to want to fund organisations that are inclusive, representative and contribute to Manchester’s zero-carbon emission ambitions.

Councillor Luthfur Rahman, Deputy Leader of Manchester City Council, said: “Manchester is world famous for its cultural scene and we have a long tradition in supporting artists and cultural organisations in the city. We want to continue this legacy and ensure all residents can benefit from inclusive and vibrant cultural opportunities.

“The city has a reputation for creativity and diversity, we are known for our nightlife, community spirit, and friendliness. The value of culture to the city is also in no doubt and the fund goes someway to recognise and support the work of our dynamic cultural sector.

“The Cultural Partnership grants programme has previously supported a wide range of cultural partners across the city that have delivered some inspiring activities, events and festivals with and for our residents.”

The deadline for applications is 9am on Friday the 7th of October 2022.

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