Canterbury Arts Council is an independent umbrella body, which has two schemes offering limited financial assistance to individuals and groups .
The annual bursary scheme supports young people aged 16-25, providing grants towards an arts project or special training course.
The biannual grants and underwriting scheme provides grant aid and offers of guarantees against loss for specific events and projects. This scheme is open to both individuals and organisations affiliated to CAC, and to others who are sponsored by an affiliate.
Please find attached some of the CAC Arts Events
The Canterbury Festival is Kent’s International Arts Festival, the largest festival of arts and culture in the region, and one of the most important cultural events in the South East.
The Festival attracts an audience of nearly 80,000 people of all ages to free and ticketed events, drawn from across Kent, London and the South East. With over two hundred events in two weeks there is something to suit everyone from classical music to contemporary dance, and from comedy to world music with theatre, walks, talks, visual arts and much more.
2012 dates: 13-27 October
Based in the historic and beautiful city of Canterbury. Here are the organisation’s aims:
- To provide an essential platform for the music of our time;
- To support composers and performers;
- To support the musical education and experience of people through contemporary music;
- To create programmes that enrich, entertain and stimulate;
- To introduce young people to new music and the best performers possible;
- To develop and foster new initiatives of the highest quality of creative work;
- To present challenge and never to compromise, but to show how barriers and preconceptions can be broken down.
2012 dates are: 4-15th May
The Whitstable Biennale is a festival of contemporary visual art exploring performance and artists’ moving image and is one of the key events in the international art calendar.
In its sixth year, the Whitstable Biennale has “become one of the superior offerings of the increasingly crowded biennale calendar” according to AN magazine. For two weeks every two years the town bustles with art lovers, buyers and critics from across the world.
2012 dates are: 1-16th September
Canterbury Anifest is the South East’s animation festival giving an insight into everything animation. In 2012 the festival will take place over the weekend of the 5th & 6th October and will include industry professionals providing talks, master classes and screenings. Please check back for updates on our 2012 programme and other details and opportunities at this year’s Anifest. If you are interested in getting involved, sponsoring or entering the festival, please get in touch with us on firstname.lastname@example.org
2012 dates: 5th to 6th October