Art 50: Post Brexit Britain 'Who Are We?


Art 50 has been established to support artists, from all walks of life and genres, to create a piece of work which says something important and passionate about what it means to be British when the country leaves the European Union.

The scheme offers funding to make a piece of theatre, dance, music or visual art that responds to the subject of Britishness outside of the EU. The funder is looking for ideas that are bold and provocative. 

Sky Arts has allocated £1 million to the Art 50 scheme. Applicants can apply for up to £50,000; however, the majority of the awards will be made between £5,000 and £20,000. This will cover the cost of making TV documentaries and all the arts projects funded.

The funder is looking for ideas of all size that:

  • Engage rather than lecture;
  • Relate to suburbs and rural communities as well as towns and cities;
  • Represent a diversity of opinion;
  • Include new voices as well as established artists;
  • 'Make a splash', or leave a lasting legacy – or both

The scheme is open to UK-based artists, from all genres and disciplines. Having commissioned a number of films and plays in Round 1 of the funding, Art 50 would now like to see more music and visual arts ideas.

Deadline: Midday, Friday 12 January 2018.