Nesta Arts Impact provides specialist, affordable finance for the arts and culture sector in England. It is backed by Arts Council England, the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Nesta.
We support cultural organisations across a range of artforms to scale up what they do, launch new activities and manage cash flow challenges. Our applicants must deliver social impact in at least one of the areas of health & wellbeing, youth & educational attainment and citizenship & community. They might work in theatre, literature, visual arts, dance, music, combined arts or cultural heritage. Sector support organisations are also welcome to apply.
Nesta Arts Impact offers unsecured loans of various sizes. Our finance is affordable and flexible, with the investment team working closely with applicants to meet their needs.