Arts Council

The Arts Council contact customer service contact number is 0161 934 4317 and can be used for enquiries relating to funding, jobs and grants.
The Arts Council are responsible for championing the visual, literary and performing arts whilst also restoring and preserving the old buildings that they are associated with and housed in through money generated by the National Lottery donations both public and private. They also do much work to use the arts and culture to regenerate poor and run down parts of the country.

The Arts Council are a national body with headquarters in Birmingham, but they have regional offices attached to: the South east, London, the South West, the North and the Midlands.
 

The Arts Council Funding

Arts Council funding is divided into many sections each with different criteria for applicants to reach in order to qualify. Some of the funding types that may be available for film-makers are detailed below; although be aware that it is not an authoritative list and you would be best served in visiting the Arts Council funding page located on their website for further information: Arts Council Funding Finder

  • Arts Impact Fund
  • Arts International Development Fund
  • Ambition For Excellence
  • Creative People and Places Fund

Remember that each grant category application has a cut off date, usually towards the end of the year and if you don’t get it in on time you will have to wait another year before your application for Arts Council funding can be processed.

The Arts Council Jobs

The Arts Council have a section on their website where they advertise jobs, if you would like to make an application for a job in the arts or post a vacancy then you should visit the jobs section of the Arts Council website: ARTS JOBS

If you experience any difficulties when using this forum then you can explain the nature of your problem to the Arts council using this form ARTS JOBS AND NEWs and they will endeavour to support you and get the issue resolved.
 

Arts Council Contact Details

The Arts Council customer service team can provide support to individuals applying for funding or jobs in the arts. They can also detail the work that they perform in your area and give you advice on how you can join activities that are funded by them. Contact the Arts Council on 0161 934 4317 or 0845 300 6200.

The Arts Council Customer service telephone lines are in operation Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm
 

Arts Council Media Contact Numbers

The Arts council have a number of national and regional telephone lines suitable for media enquiries. The national numbers will take you through to press and communications officers:

Eleanor Hutchins, Head of Media, 0207 268 9648 or 07970 771 375
Abbi Knell, Communications Officer, 0207 268 0537 or 07872 416670
Alison Miller, Communications Officer, 0207 268 0537

Or you may choose to contact your Arts Council regional office using the appropriate number as listed below:

North, Julie Leather, 0161 631 5771
London + South East, Natalie Jones, 0207 268 9649
South West, Lucy Williams, 0117 989 7754
Midlands, Sharon Johnson, 0121 631 5771