You're viewing an archived page from a previous Festival of Ideas. See this year's festival »
Thanks to the generosity of the Holbeck Trust, small grants are available to support the development of York Festival of Ideas 2015 programme activities that showcase innovation.
The York Festival of Ideas was created by the University of York in 2011 with three city partners to showcase the University and city and to demonstrate the value of ideas, education and research. The Festival now works with more than 40 city and national partners to bring a diverse and inclusive programme of world-class speakers, exhibitions, performances and interactive experiences for people of all ages. It has grown to become the largest free festival in the UK.
The Festival’s ethos is to ‘educate, entertain and inspire’ and our ambition is to become an internationally significant festival that will help promote the city of York as a a place where ideas spring to life and flourish, and where collaboration is celebrated.
Secrets and Discoveries.
At a variety of venues across York from 9 to 21 June 2015.
The maximum grant available is £2,000. Most grants are likely to be in the region of £1,000.
Any activity which is creative, innovative and links to the Festival theme of Secrets and Discoveries is eligible to apply. This could include a public talk or panel discussion, a theatrical or musical production, a hands-on activity, or an exhibition. You can apply on your own or as an organisation – a student group, Festival partner or local community group.
In keeping with the ethos of the Festival to educate, entertain and inspire, preference will be given to submissions which meet our accessibility agenda.
Your application will need to include:
The funds may only be used to create, support or improve an event or activity that is especially being produced for York Festival of Ideas and might not otherwise be able to happen without financial support. You may not spend an Innovation Fund grant on the general running costs of your organisation. Any project costs you include in your application should be inclusive of VAT. All funded events must include prominent marketing showing support from York Festival of Ideas including the use of its logo, and must also support the cross-promotion of the wider Festival.
There are four main criteria:
In your application, please describe as clearly as possible how your project meets these criteria.
You must apply on our standard application form:
The closing date is 5pm on Monday 15 December 2014.
We will let you know by email before the end of December.
Your project isn’t eligible if it takes place outside the city of York or outside the time of the Festival (9 to 21 June 2015).
Please get in touch with Julia Smith at email@example.com.