Creative Commissions 2022

Cultured bright sparks and creative groups can apply for a funding boost of up to £1000 to help bring new ideas to life across Adur & Worthing.

Adur & Worthing Trust is the local charity behind the popular Colonnade House and the successful partnership with Worthing Borough Council that has brought the creative hub to life. An important part of their work as a charity is to help get ideas and new creative businesses off the ground, and that’s where the Creative Commissions come in.

Running for the fifth time, the Creative Commissions launched on Tuesday 1st February and the trust are offering grants of between £500 and £1000 to local creatives in Adur and Worthing who want to get a project off the ground.

Last year, nine local arts projects received funding from the Creative Commissions grant scheme. Projects took place throughout 2021 and included a 24-hour novel writing event, a soundtrack for Worthing seafront streamed via a location-based app and mini-installations that celebrated the work of carers. The trustees are looking forward to getting proposals for projects from across all areas of the arts including; visual arts, performance, music, film, photography, dance, digital, literature, craft and more.

Accompanying the scheme, an exhibition at Colonnade House featuring information and films about previous projects will be open from 1st – 20th February. The scheme launched on February 1st and applications must be submitted by 13 March, 23.59.

More information about Creative Commissions and the application form can be found here:

About the Trust:

Adur & Worthing Trust was formed in 2015 and is a registered charity and Company Limited by Guarantee.

The Trust aims to stimulate the economy, employment, regeneration and infrastructure in the local creative and digital sector both physically and virtually. It actively supports Adur & Worthing Councils strategy A Commitment to Culture by encouraging inclusive cultural activities, expanding opportunities to participate in the arts and raising the profile and reputation of Adur and Worthing for cultural excellence and innovation.