DACA Arts and Crafts Grant

Grant funding of up to £1,000 annually is available through the DACA Arts & Crafts Grant.

The focus of the DACA Arts & Crafts Grant is to support groups or individuals in the development of art and craft projects.   Projects must meet at least one of the following criteria

• Promoting the study of handicrafts and encouraging the education of residents of Dorset in traditional and modern arts and crafts.
• Supporting young people in educational development, particularly in the fields of arts and craft
• Developing new skills which can be used to further either of the criteria above

The grant may be awarded for specialist equipment, for training or for materials necessary for the project.

Applicants will be asked to contribute a display of work to the Association’s annual exhibition, which takes place in August each year.    This display will illustrate how the grant is being used and may consist of finished articles of work or work-in-progress, depending on the nature of the project.

Who Can Apply?

Eligible applicants will be:

• Schools
• Groups working with young people
• Properly constituted voluntary organisations
• Individuals who wish to develop their arts and crafts skills for the benefit of others

Applicant organisations must be based in Dorset, although members of the organisation may be resident outside the county.

Individual applicants must be resident in Dorset.

When Can I Apply?

Grants for 2019 have already been awarded.

Applications will next be sought for 2020. The opening date for the next round of grant applications will be 1st September 2019. This will be announced on our website and our social media pages. In the meantime, any queries regarding grants should be directed to

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