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Inside Out grant programme

Information about applying for an Inside Out grant to take part in the festival, returning in August 2024.

Inside Out is a free and inclusive summer festival, produced by Westminster City Council and partners, that brings our city’s world-renowned arts, entertainment and culture into the streets and open spaces of Westminster for all to enjoy.

The programme showcases live performances, cultural walking tours, outdoor exhibitions, family workshops, sculpture trails, installations and pop-up activities in accessible outdoor locations. In 2021 the Inside Out Festival won a National Campaign for the Arts ‘Hearts for the Arts’ award for Best Art Project.

This year we retained a spotlight on West End while also extending the festival further across the borough to reach more of our communities. Find full details of the successful August 2023 programme.

Our extraordinary cultural institutions and community organisations are, of course, central to the success of Inside Out. To encourage participation a dedicated grants programme is being launched again to support partner activities. This aims to ensure fairer and wider access to participation and council support.

Applications are invited from those delivering cultural activities for residents and visitors to the City of Westminster. We welcome submissions from venues, Business Improvement Districts (BIDs), agencies, artists, curators and performers.

Applicants can apply for funding between £1,000 and up to £10,000. Successful applicants will be required to sign a grant agreement with terms and conditions which includes a commitment to submitting a Project Monitoring Form four weeks after the project completes.

Proposed projects should take place in Westminster with clear benefit to our residents. Preference will be given to applicants based in the City of Westminster.

Grants will be allocated to ensure diverse and inclusive representation. All awards will be made subject to satisfactory credit checks and due diligence.

Published: 20 December 2022

Last updated: 11 October 2023