About the Grants

As part of our mission to facilitate and preserve all forms of artistic expression in Cayman, the Cultural Foundation awards financial grants to individuals, groups and organisations to help further development, to assist in bringing a worthy project to fruition, or in some cases to support an ongoing project or programme. The CNCF Grants and Award Committee meets during the March Review and the September Review to review the applications to determine if an application has merit and decide if the dollar amount applied for should be granted, or granted in a reduced amount. Experienced members from the Cayman Islands arts community may be invited to assist the committee if additional expertise is required for a specialised project. CNCF has awarded grants for training, productions, publications, attendance at festivals, film and special projects.

2023 Grants Cycle generously supported by

Susan A. Olde, OBE.

Grants for the Arts

Thank you for your interest in CNCF’s Grants for the Arts (GFA), our funding programme for arts activities that ‘engage’ people in the Cayman Islands and help individual artists and arts groups to carry out their work. ‘Engage people’ means people being stimulated or inspired by, and getting actively involved with/in, the arts. This could include taking part in an arts activity or creating a work of art.

Our grants are for individuals who are resident in the Cayman Islands and have been resident in the Cayman Islands for the preceding twelve (12) months and operate in the Cayman Islands. They are for activities carried out over a set period and which:

  • engage people in the Cayman Islands in arts activities; and
  • help artists and arts groups in the Cayman Islands carry out their work.

Cash grants are awarded as follows:

INDIVIDUAL ARTIST
Practical Endeavour: Production of a piece of Theatre, Dance, Music and Song, Film, Literary, Crafts. Culinary, etc.
Award Amount: Maximum CI$3,000

Arts Research: Quality interrogation of one or more aspects of Caymanian folk traditions, cultural arts or humanities discipline, leading to the submission of a publication-worthy paper of no less than 5,000 words.
Award Amount: Maximum CI$3,000

ART ORGANISATIONS/GROUPS
Practical Endeavour: Production of a piece of Theatre, Dance, Music and Song, Film, Literary, Crafts, Culinary, etc.
Award Amount: Maximum CI$6,000

Arts Research: Quality interrogation of one or more aspects of Caymanian folk traditions, cultural arts or humanities discipline, leading to the submission of a publication-worthy paper of no less than 5,000 words.
Award Amount: Maximum CI$6,000

GRANT CYCLE OPEN – APPLICATION DEADLINE 31 JANUARY