Creatives across Wales and France are invited to apply for grants from the new Wales in France Cultural Fund. A key part of the Welsh Government’s Year of Wales in France 2023, the £100,000 grant programme is available to artists and creative organisations to collaborate across the two countries.
Delivered by the British Council in partnership with Arts Council of Wales / Wales Arts International and the Welsh Government, the Fund is designed to spark new and refresh existing connections between Wales and France, supporting collaborations that build long-term relationships among artists, creative practitioners, and arts and cultural organisations.
The Year of Wales in France has put a spotlight on Welsh culture, language and identity, and the new Cultural Fund will support creatives to make the most of stellar global events including the Rugby World Cup and the Paris Summer Olympics. The Year of Wales in France will run until March 2024.
The fund is open to individuals and organisations working in the field of culture, creativity and wellbeing. Applications must be a partnership between at least one organisation or individual in Wales and one in France. The organisers anticipate awarding two grants of £30k and three/four smaller grants of between £5-10k.