The WOMAD Foundation exists to enable community groups to engage with artists from different parts of the world. We provide grants up to £5000 that support the aim of the Foundation. Successful applications often:
Offer creative opportunities, for marginalised groups or in places where there is currently little provision
Ensure participants are involved with artists through collaboration, performance or other outcomes
Encourage music, art and dance as a catalyst for change and innovation
Current Focus for Applications
The Foundation is particularly interested in receiving applications that aim to support and work with groups that have been disproportionally affected by COVID 19, where the arts bring people together, to enrich lives and to change perceptions.
We welcome applications from groups that work with older people, adults and children with special needs, BAME communities, asylum seekers and migrants, people living and working in prisons, hospitals, social care establishments and schools with a high rate of eligibility for free school meals.
"From the very first WOMAD in 1982, the WOMAD Foundation has
brought the magic of the festival into classrooms and communities.
If we truly want a world full of global citizens, we have to start
integrating the world into all our lives"