Arts Council of Wales | Taking Part for Organisations

Taking Part for Organisations

Supporting projects that provide more ways for people to take part in high quality arts activity.

We want the widest possible range of people to take part in and enjoy the arts. That’s because we know that real, meaningful community engagement can be transformative. But we also know that there are persistent barriers – social, economic, geographical and financial – that can prevent many people from getting involved.

We want arts organisations to be bold, innovative and imaginative in their delivery of participatory arts programmes that reach out and meaningfully engage people. We want to support a broad range of activity, but we are particularly interested in high quality projects that reach out to people living in areas of acknowledged deprivation.

We also want to focus on projects for children and young people, as we know that an active engagement with the arts can transform the way they learn and explore the world around them, as well as helping them develop life skills and raise aspirations.

What are we looking for?

Find out more about what we’re looking for in a Taking Part application, including projects we’re particularly keen to support and what funding is available here in our Taking Part strand document.

Not the right strand for your project? Return to the list of strands for Arts Grants for Organisations here.

How to apply

If you have a project that you think might be suitable to apply for under this strand you need to discuss it with one of our Development Officers, who will send you a link to an application form if they think it’s suitable for us to consider funding.

Please email details to If you’ve already been working with a Development Officer you can contact them direct.

Please include in your email the following information:

• your name and the name of the organisation that will be applying (if appropriate)
• project title
• a description of your project
• the grant strand you’re hoping to apply to
• how much funding you want to apply for
• location of the project

One of our Development Officers will contact you to discuss your idea and they will send you a link to the application form when they’re satisfied you’re ready to apply.

If you have any questions about the application process please contact us at Questions about projects should be emailed to or to your Development Officer.

Click on the button below to log into your account and access applications that you’ve started or submitted previously.

Are you eligible?

You should ensure that you have also read our information on Getting Started. You can check that your organisation is eligible to apply by taking our Eligibility Quiz.

If you have a project that you think might be suitable to apply for under this strand, please contact us before starting an application. You can email your project ideas to:

Key links

Download the Taking Part strand information

Download the Taking Part help notes

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