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Public art grants

Chesterton Mural by Sa’adiah and Samirah Khan, and Dan Biggs (2017)

Last updated: 27 July 2021

We are now inviting applications for public art grants, as part of the 2021 S106 funding round. We welcome small grant applications for up to £20,000 from local community groups working with a professional artist.

We encourage applications from community groups working with artists in Abbey, Cherry Hinton, Coleridge, Romsey and Trumpington wards.

We are also interested to hear from community groups in other wards. Funding for these might be more limited, but we can consider project proposals covering multiple or neighbouring wards. There is no funding available for public art in Castle and Newnham wards.

The deadline for applications is 9am on 31 August 2021.

The funding is intended for new and original, high-quality public art which is accessible to the public, involves an artist, engages the community and will have a lasting legacy. We encourage proposals that can be delivered within 18 months of the grant being awarded, by May 2023.

We will only consider applications for funding for high-quality public art. Successful applications will be included in our emerging Public Art Commissioning Strategy.