Calderdale Year of Culture 2024:

Micro Commissions for Global Majority Artists

Year of Culture 2024

Calderdale is turning 50 in 2024. To celebrate Calderdale Council is hosting a Calderdale Year of Culture (CYOC24) from April 2024 to April 2025. We want to encourage creativity and activity in Calderdale and share this across the region.

Micro Commissions for Global Majority Artists

Calderdale Council is funding developmental grants for global majority artists. The aim is to:

  1. Empower and amplify the voices of global majority artists
  2. Empower and showcase the talents of global majority artists
  3. Receive applications from artists whose work will feed into the Year of Culture through a range of activities including arts, sports, and culture.
  4. Support the continued development of global majority artists and their work
How much funding is available?

There are 10 commissions of £1000 each available.

If there are applicants requiring less than £1000, we’ll be able to provide more micro commissions. £1000 is the upper limit. You are welcome to apply for less.

How to apply

The Micro commissions are being managed by the Community Foundation for Calderdale, on behalf of Calderdale Council.

We hope to be able to notify applicants of decisions in late August. It is possible this timeline may change, dependent on the number of applications. If there is a large response it will take longer to assess and deliberate on allocations. We will keep you up to date on the timeline with regular email updates.

Please note that applications submitted at the last minute may not meet the deadline. A surge in submissions can result in a delay in the automated processing. These applications will not be accepted. As most funds are oversubscribed, priority is given to applications submitted on time. To be sure of your application arriving before the deadline, please apply a minimum of a day beforehand.

Help to apply

We encourage you to get in touch if you would like to find out more about Calderdale’s Year of Culture or the application process.

If you have any questions about your idea or Culturedale, please contact:

⇒ Philip Stephenson

If you have any questions about the application process or need some help completing your application form, please get in touch with:

⇒ Rachel Burnett

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Funding Timeline

· Applications open on Monday 1st July 2024

· Applications close 10.00 am on Wednesday 4th September 2024