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Creative practitioners wanted to deliver cultural activity in Exeter

Published: 12 April 2024

Creative practitioners wanted to deliver cultural activity in Exeter Exeter’s Creative Arc partnership

Exeter’s Creative Arc partnership is offering a commission to deliver a programme of cultural activity across the city.

Creative Arc is a collaboration between the University of Exeter and Exeter City Council to develop and deliver cultural activity in Exeter. 

It is looking for proposals from Exeter/Devon-based creative practitioners from any artform.

The commission themes are Health & Wellbeing / Environment / People and Place-shaping, and the project aims are:

  • Deliver tangible outcomes for community and place
  • Contribute to ‘building pride of place and increasing life chances’
  • Support local business (this includes freelancers and independent practitioners)
  • Increase opportunities for people to engage with and participate in arts, culture and creativity
  • Support opportunities for the development of skills

A range of commission budgets are available from £1,500 to £10,000.                 
The timeline is from May to the end of September 2024, and the deadline for applications is 12noon on 25 April.

To be eligible, proposals must describe projects with meaningful community engagement and participation at their heart.

They must be led by Exeter/Devon-based individual creative practitioners or organisations, which involve Exeter-based communities, of interest, geography or need.
Exeter-based means within the Exeter District boundary, the 13 wards of Exeter that make up the district authority.

Funding has been provided through the Government’s Shared Prosperity Fund.

For full details and to apply visit


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