Support Material

What type of support material do we accept

We do not accept application-related support material submitted via post. Application-related material received by post will not be assessed and will be returned to the sender. If you think you will have difficulty submitting your support material online, please contact the grants team.

Our preferred method of receiving support material is via URLs (web links).

  • A URL (website link) which directly links to where an example of your work may be read, viewed or heard is the preferred method for supplying support material. A URL is simple for applicants and peers to use.
  • Providing a URL to your work allows you to present your work so that it can be easily accessed and played on a variety of operating systems (e.g., Mac, Windows, Linux) and devices (e.g., laptop, desktop, tablet, mobile).
  • Providing a URL to your work allows you to present your supporting material in high definition, without having an impact on your total application file limit of 20MB.
  • Uploading large video and audio files with your application can be slow.

You may submit up to three URLs, which can include video, audio, images, and written material.

Peers may review up to:

  • 10 minutes of video and/or audio recording
  • 10 images
  • 10 pages of written material (for example, excerpts of literary writing).

How to provide support material as a URL

You can link to a specific page on your artist or organisation website displaying examples of your work.

If you don’t have a website, there are a number of free and easy to use online hosting services. Below is a list of some third party hosting sites:


Music and sound


Written material

Support material tips:

  • You should provide recent examples that best demonstrate the quality of your past or present work, and is relevant to the proposal.
  • The URL needs to be a direct link to your written material, images, video or audio. The link should not require further navigation, or for a file to be downloaded.
  • If the URL requires a password to access, please ensure you include the password in the space provided in the online application form.
  • Be sure to check regularly that the URLs you provided are working through the course of the 12-week assessment period, as we take no responsibility for links that do not work.
  • Avoid using an online hosting platform that requires membership or personal identification.

If you cannot supply support material via URLs, we will accept uploaded support material in the following formats:

  • Video (MP4, QuickTime, and Windows Media)
  • Audio (MP3 and Windows Media)
  • Images (JPEG and PowerPoint)
  • Written material (Word and PDF)

Where possible, please combine all documents into one PDF.

Late support material

We do not amend, correct, update or change any part of your application once it has been submitted. However, if you receive additional confirmations for activities or artists after the closing date you may alert us to these, and we can bring them to the attention of peer assessors at the assessment meeting. These updates could include confirmation that a proposed activity will take place, a partnership has been secured, or funding from another source has been received.

You can update us about confirmations for your application by email, briefly describing the nature of the confirmation. Email additional confirmations to, including your application reference number.  You do not need to send us copies of confirmation emails from third parties – if we need to see evidence of the confirmation we’ll request it. 

Please note: Any updates that you provide after the closing date are not distributed to peer assessors with your application. We place these updates on file and they may be brought to the attention of peer assessors at our discretion.

We do not accept confirmations submitted via post. Any material received by post will not be assessed and will be returned to the sender. If you believe you will be unable to submit your late support material by email, please contact the Grants team.

Any other changes or corrections to your application or support material after its submission are not permitted.

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