Cultural Fund

To promote excellence in the arts and cultural life of the county of Cumbria.

The Fund is the result of an initiative by Miss M Burkett and friends to help individuals in the arts. Its aim is to encourage individuals of excellence in their chosen field of the arts. Individuals are prioritised due to the comparative lack of funding available to them.

Who can apply?
• individuals resident in the county of Cumbria

What will the fund support?
• because funds available for distribution are limited, there is an expectation that supported activities will reflect the highest level of achievement and excellence
• we would hope that activities also introduce artists’ work to new audiences

Examples of activities supported:
• research on Cumbrian monuments and sculpture
• canvas and paint for MACFA Show
• dance tuition
• publication of photographic booklet

Decision making:
• decisions are made by a specialist panel. The panel may wish to meet applicants to discuss and view their work.

The Fund will not usually support:
• voluntary and community groups
• activities exclusively for school children
• artists in residence
• people outside the geographic area of the county of Cumbria

How much can you apply for?
• grants would usually be under £500, however there is no maximum or minimum grant.

If you would like to know more about this fund, please contact:
Annalee Holliday on 01900 825760 or email