National Forest Arts Grants

The National Forest Arts Grant is now open for applications. 

We are looking for projects that offer new approaches to creatively engaging people with the National Forest either through the development process or the sharing and celebration of the work. Proposals should reflect the values of the National Forest which are centred around the belief that tackling climate change is urgent and sustainability is achievable and only by working together with nature can society and the economy thrive.

Projects previously supported through this initiative have generated a range of opportunities for people to experience the Forest in new and unique ways from podcasts, printed booklets, performances and songs, to a mobile exhibition which toured the Forest by bicycle.

Who the scheme is aimed at:

This opportunity is available to artists, creative practitioners, arts organisations and community groups that are based within the National Forest or that can demonstrate an existing connection to the National Forest through previous experience of working with communities, organisations or sites within the area.

The scheme is open to any art form, including but not restricted to, visual arts, performing arts, crafts, lens-based media, digital arts and socially engaged practice.

We welcome and encourage applications from those who are underrepresented in the creative and environmental sectors, including but not limited to, people from the Global Majority, D/deaf and Disabled people and LGBTQ+ individuals.



                  Timber Timbre by Ecotones, supported by a National Forest Arts Grant 2023. Photo by David Severn.