Essex Arts and Cultural Fund 2022

Arts and Cultural Fund Projects to launch in Essex

Announced in December 2021, the Essex County Council Arts and Cultural fund will provide £1 million in funding over five years to help organisations and practitioners deliver a broad and exciting range of work and activity to engage with and bring residents together.

The arts, cultural and creative projects supported by the Essex County Council Arts and Cultural Fund , will contribute to the Levelling Up Essex Strategy and play an integral part in enabling the objectives of Essex County Council's wider objectives as set out in Everyone’s Essex.

Following its launch, the Fund received over 200 applications, 47 of which have been successful in receiving funding this year, and are due to receive, depending on the size and nature of the projects, between £2,500 - £25,000.

Excitingly, the successful applications cover a range of disciplines including community activities, music, dance, theatre, photography, workshops and both digital and non-digital events.

To have received and approved so many applications of such high-quality is testament to the fantastic and highly skilled members of the creative sector that we have right here in Essex.

The Arts and Cultural Fund is extremely important in helping and supporting the creative sector following the pandemic and I am delighted that these exciting projects, which cover a wide range of artistic and cultural disciplines, will be launched over the coming months. Be it from countryside to coast, these projects will enrich the lives of the county’s residents.

Councillor Graham Butland, ECC Cabinet Member for the Arts Heritage and Culture

A number of projects are designed to support economic regeneration, help alleviate mental and physical health issues, and highlight the importance of climate change action to the county’s residents.

Many of the projects will tour the county and support those in both rural and urban areas who feel isolated and vulnerable, while also working with ethnic minority artists and creative groups to help support the county’s diverse and vibrant communities.

For more information on activities and events near you check out our listings here.

View the full list of Essex Arts and Cultural Funded projects 2022 here.

Express your Interest in 2023 Funding before 31 October 2022 here.