Administered by the London Arts Council and funded by the City of London, the Community Arts Investment Program has supported a range of artistic disciplines, including film and multimedia arts, literature, music, performing arts (such as dance and theatre), and visual arts. CAIP provides the following:
Investment in professional artists and artist collectives who live within the city of London
Investment in registered nonprofit arts organizations located within the city of London
With the onset of the COVID-19 Pandemic in the spring of 2020, the London Arts Council entered a partnership with London Community Foundation to provide further, essential financial support to London’s non-profit arts organizations as they struggled to remain viable and maintain professional staff. This partnership with London Community Foundation continued through 2021 and 2022. Utilizing LAC’s Community Arts Investment Program jury process, the London Community Foundation has invested a total of $237,900.00 into London’s arts organizations over the past three years.
2023 COMMUNITY ARTS INVESTMENT PROGRAM
Arts Organizations - Submissions closed
Individual Artists and Artist Collectives - Submissions closed
***The 2023 Community Arts Investment Program Assessment Process is concluding. Notifications will be released as each assessment panel concludes.
Please note: Music category assessment process requires a greater amount of time due to the extremely high volume of submissions. The LAC appreciates your patience.***
**The 2021 and 2022 Community Arts Investment Program Reporting Forms and corresponding 2021 and 2022 Reconciled Budget Forms for Individual Artists and Artist Collectives Projects are available at:
Please note: Submissions received to the current upcoming 2023 Community Arts Investment Program Cycle from Individual Artists and Artist Collectives with outstanding reports from any previous investment year, including 2020 and 2021, will be disqualified from review by the jury.
To avoid disqualification from the 2023 submission process, please ensure that any outstanding reports are submitted to and received by LAC prior to the 2023 submission deadline for Individual and Collective Projects of Friday March 31st, 2023, at 4:30 p.m.**
Please contact email@example.com to discuss your submission.
Step 1: Online submission process
We strongly encourage artists and/or arts organizations to meet with the London Arts Council prior to making a submission. Consultation meetings must be booked in advance.
Submissions must be received in whole by the submission deadline. Please ensure you are familiar with the program requirements, and technical aspects of the online submission form well in advance of the deadline.
Step 2: Jury process
Submissions are reviewed by independent, volunteer juries that advise on priority funding areas, assess submissions, and make recommendations on the awarding of investments.
The CAIP Jury is comprised of approximately fifteen arts professionals, community members, and arts patrons from across London. We invite Expressions of Interest to be a CAIP juror from all qualified parties; however, you cannot serve as a juror in a year when you have submitted an investment request.
Step 3: Recognition, requirements and reporting process
If you receive an investment, you will be required to:
acknowledge the London Arts Council and the City of London's support by including print/digital logos and verbal credit lines as described in our investment agreement and on our Logos & Acknowledgments page;
any other requirements as outlined in our investment agreement;
submit a final report, including a reconciled project budget.