Opportunities & Events

Paul Hamlyn Foundation Arts Fund: Q&A 7th May

Location: Online | Start Date: 7th May


£90k - £300k available for arts organisations who can hep us see the world differently, bring unheard stories and narratives to the fore and open up new imaginative possibilites.

More information here


We see culture as the heart of a just society, where all people and communities have a right to express themselves through art and culture. We believe that art and artists can help us see the world differently, bringing unheard stories and narratives to the fore and opening up new imaginative possibilities. To realise this potential, we believe the sector needs long-term structural and cultural change.

What you need to know
Our ambition is to support a portfolio of organisations who represent this change to develop, learn from each other and (further) explore the potential of art for personal, cultural and social transformation. Together, we want to:

  • build capacity and resources for culture within historically underfunded communities.
  • explore the role that artists can play in addressing issues of social justice.
  • create the infrastructure for a more equitable cultural sector.

We are looking to work with organisations for whom these aspirations are central to their vision and mission. The Arts Fund supports the long-term development and transformation of these organisations as a route towards social justice and sustainability.

Key information

Amount: £90,000 to £300,000 per application

Open for applications: 4 April – 31 May & 14 August – 14 October 2024

Duration: 3 years

We offer support for organisations with core costs so you can continue the work you are already doing and for programmes which are central to your organisation’s mission

We will fund up to 50% of an organisation’s annual turnover over three years, based on their last audited accounts. We fund organisations working all over the UK.


Q&A, Tuesday 7 May 2024, 10am

This is an opportunity to speak with the PHF Arts team about the revised criteria and application process.

We will start the session with a very brief introduction to the fund with the majority of time dedicated to answering questions brought by those in attendance.

Feel free to submit questions anonymously ahead of the session at: https://forms.office.com/e/yS9pBUuZS9

A sample of some of the questions already submitted can be viewed at: https://tinyurl.com/PHFArtResponsesMay P

lease feel free to contact Arts@phf.org.uk if you have any questions about the Q&A session beforehand.