£150k award for Civic Arts Organisations opens for a second year 5 Nov 2021

The Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation has opened its Award for Civic Arts Organisations for a second year. It is intended to shine a spotlight on organisations rethinking their relationships with the communities they serve after a period of exceptional change. The award is generously funded with one prize of £100k and two of £25k. Last year, Heart n Soul, an arts company working with people with learning difficulties won the main prize. The Foundation says that for the second award “we want to focus on how arts organisations are changing and how they are now embedding learning into their future plans as they interpret what it means to take their civic role seriously.” The deadline for applications is 1pm on 22nd November, with the winner to be announced in March next year. Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation