Have you got an artistic idea you’ve been thinking about but haven’t started?

We want to fill North Lanarkshire with amazing art that is accessible and everywhere.

We have a number of grants available to cover the cost of production of works that are relevant to your community and make people think differently about what art is.

Types of work could be visual arts such as drawing, painting, graffiti, sculpture, ceramics, woodwork or textiles. It could be film, photography, performance art, music, sound art or even podcasting.

Or it could be something else entirely.

You’ll work with an experienced producer to develop and present your idea. It will then be included on an interactive ‘cultural, creative assets’ map that will help shape the direction of public policy in North Lanarkshire.

Who can apply?

We’re looking for people who:

  • Live in North Lanarkshire, or

  • recently graduated from New College Lanarkshire.

  • Define themselves as artists.

  • Are able to create art in any form to exist in your neighbourhood.

This may include:

  • Individual artists.

  • Community artists working with groups.

  • Community groups with an artistic focus.

Funding Available

Funding is dependent on the scope of the project and the materials required, in line with the Scottish Artist Union rates:

New graduate artist:
8-hour day rate – £184.00

3+ Years’ Experience:
8-hour day rate – £245.60

5+ Years’ Experience 2021
8-hour day rate – £302.80

Two levels of funding are available:
• £468 – £706 for projects taking two days to complete
• £836 – £1312 for projects taking four days to complete

Community groups may also apply for funding for materials to produce artwork for the project.


North Lanarkshire Council are working in partnership with the University of Edinburgh, Scottish Community Safety Network, Tron Theatre and Youth Theatre Arts Scotland on a research knowledge exchange. The project is funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council with funding distributed by the University of Edinburgh.

This project aims to put arts at the heart of multi-sectoral strategic planning, ensuring North Lanarkshire leads the way to ensure sustained access to the arts for all ages and use it to tackle education, health, community safety, social justice and social-economic inequalities.

How to apply

Submit your application using the form below. Applications are open from 20th April – 18th May.  You are recommended to submit your bid as soon as you are able to do so.

Submit your application using the link below. Applications are open from 20th April – 18th May.  You are recommended to submit your bid as soon as you are able to do so.