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Churchill Fellowships "arts and communities" now open for applications.

Are you passionate about strengthening society through creative practice? Would you like to explore new ideas and different approaches from around the world to achieve this? 

Applications are now open for Churchill Fellowships focussed on arts and communities. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to discover new approaches and best practice in other countries in order to support positive social change in the UK through arts, culture and creative practices.

Applications can be made via our website until 5pm on 22 November for projects to begin from August 2023.


Arts and communities: strengthening society through creative practice

We are seeking applications that support positive social change and resilience in UK communities of all kinds through engagement with arts, culture and creative practices.

We are particularly interested in projects that facilitate collaboration and co-creation between communities, creatives and other sectors to achieve this. We will prioritise applications that adopt inclusive, participatory and community-led approaches.

We welcome projects covering any area of creative activity across all art forms, such as the traditional arts, architecture, design and planning, community arts, curation and production, policy, education, science and more.

Creative consultant and member of our Advisory Council Kate Organ shares more about our vision for this theme in her blog. 

Who can apply: Churchill Fellowships are open to all UK resident citizens aged 18 or above, regardless of their background, qualifications or age. We are looking for people with the passion and potential to make a real difference to their community or professional sector, and we assess on future possibilities not past achievements. We prioritise those who would not receive funding from any other source.

What it's about: Fellowships cover practical topics in every area of UK life. They are structured around annual themes, plus an Open theme for everything beyond that range. We fund Fellows to spend two months meeting the innovators in their field anywhere in the world, in person or online. Then we help them to make a difference in their community or professional sector in the UK.

Travel or online: new this year is an option to conduct the international research phase of your Fellowship online, or as a hybrid of online and travel, as well as the traditional option of travelling the world to conduct your research.