It aims to:
- Contribute to the development of strong cultural places
- Grow and develop talent and leadership in the regions and across art forms
- Give an international dimension to excellent work
- Create the highest quality new work including for outdoor and festival contexts.
It is particularly keen to support the creation of work for major national moments that build on the legacy of the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad. Applications for grants of £100,000 to £750,000 are open to national portfolio organisations, museums (applying for arts projects) and organisations primarily focused on creating, producing, distributing and presenting the arts; and will be accepted on a rolling basis up until 27 October 2017. The first stage is to submit an expression of interest.