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Future changes to Grants for the Arts – 16 September 2009

The changes to the Arts Council's grants programme will come into effect from March 2010, including a simplified online application process. The first applications can be submitted online from 1 March 2010.

The Arts Council is also simplifying the information required for applications of £10,000 or less. Applicants will be asked for a shorter proposal which will allow a quicker decision, within six weeks.

To ensure that the transition from one way of working to the other is as efficient and seamless as possible Grants for the arts will be suspending new applications between Monday 18 January and Friday 26 February. Decisions will continue to be made throughout the transition period.

Please Note: Applicants planning to submit an application during this time are encouraged to submit earlier or later than they were planning to ensure their applications can be assessed in good time. Applicants for £10,000 or less may find it is better to submit their applications later and get a quicker decision using the online process.

More information about the changes to Grants for the Arts is available from the Arts Council website.

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