Artist Imagination Fund

2024 – 2025 Cohort


Big Imaginations is on the look out for artists to support and help them develop new and exciting work for children and families.


Unlike previous years, where artists all applied for the same funding pot of money and could apply for between £1,000 and £5,000, this year the funding is broken down in to 3 separate pots that artists are welcome to apply for.


The individual pots, and the amount it’s possible to apply for, are as follows:


Commissioning Pot: up to £10,000

Research & Development Pot: between £3,000 – £5,000

Seed Fund Pot: between £500 – £1,000



Please use the links above to access the respective application forms.



Big Imaginations are hosting 3 open evening style events that you can join free of charge to learn more about them. They will tell you about Big Imaginations and the opportunities to connect with them, you can meet members from the network and hear about the open call for artists to apply for the Artist Imagination Fund.



Big Imaginations Open Evenings

We are holding You have 3 open evening options to pick from. They are as follows:




Monday 13th May 2024, 5:30pm – 7:30pm – In-person at The Met Bury, Market St, Bury BL9 0BW


Wednesday 15th May 2024, 6:00pm – 7:00pm – Online, delivered via ZOOM


Friday 31st May 2024, Day Time – In-person at Blackburn Market/Blackburn Central Library (Blackburn).



All the open evenings can be booked via this link: 



Please note: None of these open evenings are being hosted at Z-arts, so please do not come to Z-arts expecting the open evening.


Isah-Levi Roach (Z-arts and Big Imaginations Artist Development Producer) is also offering 1-to-1 chats with artist who are interested in applying to speak about the fund, your work/practice and answer any questions you may have.  These 1-to-1’s will be on Monday 3rd June 2024.

Book a 1-to-1 with Isah


If you require any additional accessibility support to attend these events please don’t hesitate to get in touch with Isah at