17 May 2012back

Investment Programmes 2012 - 13

Arts & Business Cymru is delighted to announce that its 2012-13 Investment Programmes are now open. Funded by Arts Council of Wales and the Welsh Government, CultureStep and Arts & Kids Invest aim to encourage new support and grow established business engagement with the arts.

CultureStep invests in business / arts partnerships which achieve at least one of the following priorities:

  • Enabling social inclusion, access and outreach;
  • Enabling activity in priority areas of Wales (Community First Areas);
  • Contributing to the Arts & Health agenda;
  • Supporting diversity;
  • Contributing to environmental regeneration;
  • Promoting equal status for the Welsh Language;
  • Using the arts to motivate, develop and train business’ staff;
  • Providing training & development opportunities for people in the community;
  • Encouraging business investment into the arts from outside Wales.

The focus of Arts & Kids Invest is firmly on children and young people experiencing disadvantage

All projects must aim to combat this disadvantage and make a real difference to young people's lives through engagement with the arts. Examples of such disadvantage includes:

  • Illness, distress, abuse or neglect;
  • Any kind of disability;
  • Behavioural or psychological difficulties;
  • Living in poverty or situations of deprivation.

The first panel of the year takes place on Monday 2 July. The deadline for applications is Monday 18 June 2012.

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Guidelines for CultureStep and Arts & Kids Invest can be downloaded here:

Guidelines CultureStep 2012-13

Guidelines Arts & Kids 2012-13