Explore Fund

Bradford Producing Hub

What can you receive?


28 January 2024

This new development fund is for artists in Bradford working in any art form to explore, experiment, research; or test new ideas, processes or media.

Through the Explore Fund we will allocate 7 grants of £3,000 to support the development of creative practices and the exploration of new ideas.

What is the Explore Fund?

This brand new R&D fund will provide you with £3000 to carry out a creative development project between March and July 2024.

This might be through exploring a new idea, art form, collaboration, process or technique.

Or, it might be an opportunity to test, try, or ‘do that thing’ that you think will take you or your practice to the next level of your creative ambitions!

Who is it for?

This fund is for you if you are:

  • aged 18+, at any stage of your career or artistic practice
  • living and/or working in Bradford
  • clear about what ideas, processes, or techniques you want to explore
  • either an individual or a micro arts organisation* without NPO funding

*under 5 employees

About the fund

If you’re just looking for £3k to do your thing, this isn’t the right opportunity for you, BPH works with and provides direct support to the artists we fund.

  • We have an additional Wrap Around fund that means we can help you with specific things that arise during your project, or help you take the next step after your project has finished, see below for more information on this.
  • You will be part of the Explore Fund cohort of 7 creatives. As part of this, you will take part in cohort gatherings and a final full cohort sharing event. We will pay an additional £100 towards the cost of meetings.
  • You will have a named person at BPH who will check in with you about once a month, and will be there to help you as you go along

More info and to apply

Got an opportunity?