Artistic Development


TAP (Transform, Aspire, Provide), offers support and assistance to help development and growth in the arts and creative industries across the district.  TAP grants enable applicants to build and develop their practices to become self-sustaining, and/or to provide the opportunity to secure additional funding for future projects via other arts, charitable or commercial organisations.

TAP into Cash
We offer funding for R&D and Project costs. You must work and/or live in the district to apply for this fund.


The Arts Investment Fund helps organisations in Kent by funding projects that will develop a range of high quality arts and cultural activities.  This will boost the local economy by improving arts and culture for people living in, working in and visiting Kent and develop the reputation of the county as a world class cultural location.


Strategic Delivery Partners

This is the ‘backbone’ of Canterbury City Council’s support program, and represents long term financial commitment over 3 years for established arts organisations who are committed to helping to achieve our cultural policy priorities.

Our current key strategic partners are: