Funding

Wales Arts International administers funding through the:

IOF supports Wales based professional arts practitioners and organisations to undertake international visits aimed at the development of international work and the presentation and delivery of artistic work outside the UK. The fund operates on a rolling programme.

India Wales is a joint initiative between Wales Arts International and the British Council, supporting artistic collaboration and exchange between creative professionals and arts organisations in Wales and India. Read more about the India Wales Fund.


IOF Timeline

Scroll the Funding Timeline below to view a step by step summary of the process, read the guidelines and contact us before starting an online application for the International Opportunities Fund.

Step 1: Read our guidelines!

Step 1: Read our guidelines!

International Opportunities Fund Guidelines

Check your project meets our eligibility criteria first.

NOTE: process from application to grant takes four weeks, but we’d recommend giving it six weeks to be on the safe side!

Step 2 Contact WAI - info@wai.org.uk

Step 2 Contact WAI - info@wai.org.uk

If you think your project is eligible, contact us either on email or by phone to discuss the details of your application.

Step 3: Get writing

Step 3: Get writing

Write a draft of your application, including a budget, and email it to us for feedback. If there is missing information or aspects are unclear, we will give you pointers before you submit your application.

Step 4: Gather information

Step 4: Gather information

You’ll need to include a:

  • Project budget
  • CV or evidence of professional track record
  • Correspondence from your international partner confirming financial or in-kind support (and estimate values), and the nature of the collaboration.

Double check our guidelines in step one if you need help.

Step 5: Submission and decision

Step 5: Submission and decision

Once you’re happy you’ve included all relevant information SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION!

You’ll get a decision within four weeks of the submission date.

Step 6: Results!

Step 6: Results!

You’ll receive a letter (in an email) with information about our decision:

  • If you’re unsuccessful, you can contact the named member of staff on the letter to discuss the reasons why.
  • If you’re successful, you’ll receive an offer letter to sign and return to WAI, which will need to include your payment details, along with documentation to satisfy any additional conditions of grant.

We ask all grant recipients to ensure they use our logos on any promotional material http://www.wai.org.uk/funding/our-logos

We are also active on Twitter and Facebook so please tell us how your project is developing and keep us in the loop @WAICymruWales www.facebook.com/WalesArtsInternational. We’ll help publicise if we can.

Step 7: Completion

Step 7: Completion

Once your project has ended, we ask for a final report within 30 days. This will need to include your final income and expenditure figures, and we’d love to see your photos and videos too (you can Tweet them throughout the project). We’ll use information (including photos) on our website unless you request otherwise.

Our Bursaries

Alan Goulbourne

Wales in Edinburgh 2015

Black Stuff - Volcano Theatre

Patagonia 150

Patagonia - Marc Rees