Arts Council of Wales | Strands for Creative Professionals

Strands for Creative Professionals

We call the types of activity we want to support "strands". We are very clear about what we want to achieve from each strand, and how they help us meet our strategic priorities.

We have separate guidance notes for each strand. Follow the links below to read information about the types of projects we want to support and how to make an application.

Music Industry Development

To support projects that develop the foundations for a vibrant music industry in Wales and that help music talent in Wales to build a sustainable career. Select this strand


To support the creation of high quality artistic work for presentation to audiences. Select this strand

Research and Development

To support experimentation and to enable the exploration and development of new ideas, new collaborations and new ways of working. Select this strand

Professional Development

To enable creative professionals to attend training, enhance their creative practice and invest in the skills that will help them to build a sustainable career in Wales. Select this strand

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