Renfrewshire Council

Applications are no longer being accepted for this fund.

Town Centre & Neighbourhood Creative Installations Grants

The Town Centre & Neighbourhood Creative Installations grant programme has been established to support the animation of defined sites, such as empty shop windows or pedestrianised areas, in town centres and neighbourhoods across Renfrewshire. Awards will be made to enable artists to create and install artistic interventions that add value to civic and outdoor spaces, that can be enjoyed during lockdown restrictions.

What projects will we support?

The Town Centre & Neighbourhood Creative Installations Grants support the animation of sites in town centres and neighbourhoods through awards to artists to create and install artistic interventions across Renfrewshire. It recognises the importance of neighbourhoods and encouraging people to return to town centres and neighbourhoods safely.

The programme will support activity across town centres, neighbourhoods and villages in Renfrewshire, including but not limited to;

  • Production of new artistic work happening in public spaces in Renfrewshire: high streets, parks, green spaces, local streets, underutilised spaces, walkways, town centres, shop fronts and pedestrianised areas in Renfrewshire
  • The development and installation of the following; visual art installation, film installation, light installation, soundscape, sculpture, environmental art, floating art and water-based pieces, landscape engagement and mixed media pieces - this is not an exhaustive list
  • Transformative ideas that add value to public and civic outdoor spaces that can be enjoyed during lockdown restrictions
  • Interventions demonstrating how the project will enhance the experience of people using local businesses and outdoor public places
  • Projects promoting wellbeing and giving access to green space and wild land

You can find the full list of supported activities in the Guidance for Applicants.

Who can apply?

The grant programme is open to applicants from across the United Kingdom. The following organisations and individuals are eligible to apply:

  • Independent artists, designers and makers
  • Artists collectives
  • Cultural organisations and networks
  • Voluntary or community organisations

How much can I apply for?

You can apply for a maximum grant of £5,000.

How do I apply?

To apply for the Town Centre & Neighbourhood Creative Installations Grants, please complete the application form and the supplementary details form (available in the Related Documents section) and email both forms to tcnc@renfrewshire.gov.uk

Please read the Guidance for Applicants document carefully before submitting your application.

The deadline for applications is midnight on Sunday 22 November 2020.