Black Artists Grant (BAG) – Creative Debuts

Offered by Creative Debuts, the Black Artists Grant is given out monthly as a no-strings attached financial support to help black artists in the UK.

The Black Artists Grant (BAG) is offered by Creative Debuts as a no-strings attached financial support to help black artists. Artists can spend the grant on whatever they want – be that make new work, buy equipment or materials, travel, research, visit exhibitions or conferences, or to even just cover some life expenses.

This grant has been set up because black artists are systematically under-supported by the art world; by institutions, curators, the artist-led scene, major and minor funding bodies, the market, art schools, and by audiences too.

Creative Debuts recognises that a full institutional overhaul and dismantling of racist structures is required to transform the industry permanently, but they hope in a small way that this grant will help enable recipients to continue their artistic practice when the odds are so stacked against them.

Before you apply, please read the grant details below:

  • Applicants must be based in the UK.
  • This is specifically for Black artists; not politically black, not POC or BAME.
  • Recipients will be chosen monthly by a Creative Debuts selector partner
  • Every few months this selector will change.
  • There is no deadline as this is a monthly rolling grant, no age limit, and the grant does not expect any outcomes or reporting.

To find out more about this opportunity visit Creative Debuts.

The grant is currently supported by Creative Debuts, Most Wanted Wines, and Artquest.  If you would like to become part of this indefinite funding commitment to supporting black creatives in the UK, please contact calum(at)

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