AMA Conference 2024

Arts Council of Wales will provide 6 bursaries that cover the full cost of AMA Conference 2024 — 3 of which are exclusively for small organisations/freelancers. 

As part of this bursary offer, Arts Council of Wales will also cover up to £200 towards accommodation and travel fees. 

Applications are open to both AMA members and non-members, working for organisations across the cultural sector.

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All applicants must meet the following criteria. 


  • Individual applicants must be working as an arts freelancer based in Wales or in an arts organisation based in Wales

In all cases, Arts Council of Wales strongly encourages applications from the following:   

  • An individual or organisation working primarily in the Welsh language.
  • A Deaf, disabled or neurodivergent individual. 
  • An individual from an ethnically or culturally diverse background.  
  • Organisations which are led by — and focus on supporting — protected characteristic groups. Of these, a particular priority are those which are ethnically and culturally diverse-led, or disabled-led arts organisations.
  •  An individual working freelance in the cultural sector with this as your main source of income.

How to apply:    

Complete the online application form by Friday 3 May 2024 at 12.00pm.    

If you have any queries about these bursaries, please email Jemma Green, the AMA’s Sales & Marketing Manager at:     

Next steps:    

The AMA and Arts Council of Wales will assess each application and the AMA will email all applicants with a final decision in the week commencing 13 May 2023.    

Read our top bursary application tips to help make your submission stand out.

Please note:

— A small organisation is classed as having less than 10 employees and/or a turnover of less than £350k 

— We will only award one bursary per organisation 

— If you have already paid for a place at AMA Conference 2024, you will be offered a refund upon receipt of a bursary  

— You will need to book and pay for your own travel and accommodation, then submit your receipts to the AMA to claim the offer of up to £200 towards these costs

— In the event of us receiving a greater number of applications than places available, the Arts Council of Wales will make a comparative assessment of all applications received to assess their fit with published priorities. These can be accessed via this link:

— Recipients of the bursaries will be asked to provide informal feedback on their experience at AMA Conference 2024 to Arts Council of Wales

— The AMA will request successful applicants to provide feedback, that may be used for marketing purposes, on their experience at AMA Conference 2024

Are you an AMA member?(Required)
How long have you worked in the cultural sector?    (Required)
Are you applying as a Freelancer or from an organisation?(Required)
Do you work for a small organisation? (Required)
Small organisations are classed as having less than 10 employees and/or a turnover of less than £350k in 2019/20 (prior to the effects of the pandemic).  
Number of dedicated marketing / audience development staff in your organisation:    (Required)
Please provide the name of the town/city in which you are based, plus a link to your organisation’s website.
Do you identify as any of the following:
What skills are you looking to grow? Who are you looking forward to hearing speak? What sessions would you like to attend?    
Why would you and/or your organisation benefit from attending AMA Conference 2024?  How would you share your learning across your organisation?