Schools across Wales, re-opening after the summer holiday this week, are being reminded of the Arts Council of Wales’ “Go and See” grant fund. This can provide grants to assist schools to attend quality arts performances, exhibitions or events.
In addition this autumn, there is a final opportunity to take advantage of another fund – the “Wales Remembers” fund – which assists schools to attend or participate in events that commemorate the centenary of the First World War.
Today, the Programme Manager, Bethan Millett:
“The ‘Go and See’ fund is an excellent scheme that enables schools, big and small, to attend quality arts events. This fund can provide grants of up to £1,000 and cover up to 90% of the costs associated with attending a concert, going to the theatre, an art gallery or a dance workshop, including travel costs.
“Indeed, the grant can go towards ticket costs, travel costs or the cost of attending a workshop with creative professionals, and while a new application has to be made for each individual visit, there is no limit on the number of times each year that a school can apply for a grant.”
Making reference to the grants available from the “Wales Remembers” fund, Bethan said:
“Another fund available for a little while yet, is the “Wales Remembers” fund which is there to assist schools to attend arts event, museums or exhibitions associated with the First World War – or to get someone to come along to their school to present a commemorative activity there.
“This year, we’re celebrating the centenary of the end of the Great War, so these grants will only be available for another few months.
“From this fund too, grants of up to £1,000 are available, but unlike the ‘Go and See’ fund, schools can only receive one ‘Wales Remembers’ grant. Nevertheless, it is worth teachers thinking at the start of this new term, whether they would like their pupils to undertake any arts activity associated with the First World War during this next term.”