A brand new £200,000 fund has been created to bring energy, culture and vibrancy on to the streets of Liverpool.

Following recent announcements from central Government that socially distanced live performances are now allowed, Liverpool City Council and Arts Council England are launching a £200,000 pilot project to fund performing and visual art in the streets of Liverpool.

This is the next phase of the Liverpool Without Walls project which began in June by supporting the hospitality sector to reimagine eating outdoors. This latest strand of the project will look at how the city’s world-famous cultural offer can come out of the venues, galleries and performance spaces the city boasts, and turn the streets into a stage. 

The fund will support artists and organisations to create work which can be presented within the city centre over the coming months – with grants of up to £5,000 on offer.

The aim is to help those who apply to look at new ways of making content, while also creating more reasons to encourage local and regional audiences back into the city centre.

The fund is available for organisations and individuals who are based in Liverpool, and the application form can be found here.

Applications will be assessed on a first come first served basis and the fund will remain open until all the money has been allocated.

Visit www.cultureliverpool.co.uk/without-walls-fund for more information.