Arts Council of Wales | Training and Professional Development for Organisations

Training and Professional Development for Organisations

Developing the skills, competence and capability of those working in the arts in Wales.

We want to foster a supportive environment in which creative professionals can make the best work possible. We want our arts organisations to take the lead in providing opportunities for the development of creative, technical and business skills, through training and other forms of professional development.

We want to help build new and more resilient business models for arts organisations, companies, venues and galleries – and we expect the organisations we fund to demonstrate effective leadership and governance. We want to support training and professional development opportunities that develop the skills and knowledge of your workforce and contribute to your organisation’s development. We believe this investment in people will help shape the future of our key arts organisations, making them more resilient and robust.

We want to support projects that enable creative professionals to develop creative and technical skills in order to raise the quality of their artistic work. We also want to support projects that invest in your organisation’s staff or board members in order to improve your governance, enterprise, financial management and business sustainability.

Projects can include attending an industry recognised training course, attending a master-class participating in an action learning set, or taking up coaching, mentoring or apprenticeship opportunities.

What are we looking for?

Find out more, including projects we’re particularly keen to support through the strand, what we’re looking for in an application and what funding is available here in the Training and Professional Development strand document.

Not the right strand for your project? Return to the list of strands for Arts Grants for Organisations here.

Are you eligible?

You should ensure that you have also read our information on Getting Started. You can check that your organisation is eligible to apply by taking our Eligibility Quiz.

If you have a project that you think might be suitable to apply for under this strand, please contact us before starting an application. You can email your project ideas to:

How to apply

If you have a project that you think might be suitable to apply for under this strand you need to discuss it with one of our Development Officers, who will send you a link to an application form if they think it’s suitable for us to consider funding.

Please email details to If you’ve already been working with a Development Officer you can contact them direct.

Please include in your email the following information:

• your name and the name of the organisation that will be applying (if appropriate)
• project title
• a description of your project
• the grant strand you’re hoping to apply to
• how much funding you want to apply for
• location of the project

One of our Development Officers will contact you to discuss your idea and they will send you a link to the application form when they’re satisfied you’re ready to apply.

If you have any questions about the application process please contact us at Questions about projects should be emailed to or to your Development Officer.

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Key links

Download the Training and Professional Development strand information

Download the Training and Professional Development help notes

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