This new grant programme for workshops and projects is looking for new and creative ways to spark difficult but important conversations in communities across the UK.
The grants are aimed at community-led arts and culture projects, with a focus on equality and inclusion, and which approach the subject of dying in an innovative or creative way. They are looking for activities which take place in communities, outside of formal healthcare settings, which help make it easier for people to talk about death and dying.
Some examples of possible projects are art or photography installations, exhibitions with audience participation, interaction, or feedback, theatre productions and other performances, films or community based street art.
For small workshops, grants are offered of up to £999 and projects can apply for up to £5,000.
Applications are welcomed from community arts and culture groups, as well as organisations who want to use arts or culture to engage their service users or audience.
The programme will look for applications that engage at least one community from a range of identified groups that are known to be less likely to benefit from hospice care or have positive conversations about death and dying. These include, for example, ethnic minorities, LGBT+, homeless people, people with learning disabilities and those living in poverty and deprivation.
For full details, visit the Dying Matters webpage.