Liverpool locks at the docks



We are building a community fund to provide grants for artists. Join us and donate £1 a week to support Liverpool's artists. With 500 people giving, we aim to grant £500 each week to an individual local artist living or working in Liverpool.


Akoma Arts, Visual artist


"I decided to use funds toward my 'passion project' Meet me at the Spring a short film I'm working on. It's an observational documentary style film about the conversations that happen as people collect water and visit the natural spring at St James Gardens in Liverpool. My aim is to highlight the characters and exchange of ideas, histories, experiences and positive energy within this vital community space; and the ways Liverpool communities have been able to remain connected and resilient in the face of Covid 19. A Community screenings of the film will be hosted online and premiered at the Palm House on 26th February as part of the Liverpool Afrikan Diaspora Filmmakers Collective (LADFC) film showcase -  screening a series of short films."

Playing Guitar for Money


Set up a standing order of £1 weekly, or £4 monthly, to our account. You can find the details further down the page.

Hands in heart


Members nominate local artists in Liverpool to receive a £500 microgrant. Decisions are made by you the giver, by casting your vote in a poll.

Painting easel and desk


Our goal is to award four separate grants of £500 each month to support individual artists living or working in Liverpool. This can be for anything, from supplies, exhibitions, gigs, to alleviating financial worry and creating an atmosphere where creation can thrive.


There is strength in numbers. If you value the arts, and would like to join us to support Liverpool's creatives and artists, there are three things we need you to do:

1. Set up a standing order of £1 a week, or £4 every four weeks, coming out on a Monday, to the bank account details below, using your surname as a reference. You can also set up as £26 every 6 months or £52 a year!)

Bank Details:

Account Number: 20431840

Sort Code: 60-83-01

Account Name: Art Collection Liverpool

2. Send us an email at to tell us that you have joined. This is so that we can contact you to vote. If you would like to remain anonymous that is perfectly fine, but as we send out a poll monthly by email, you will not be able to cast a vote! Please tell us the reference for the standing order that you have set up too.

3. Shout about us! Tell your mum, tell your friends, tell your local artists. Scream it from your roof, send it out in a tweet, or paint it on your walls. We need you to spread the word so that we can make grants every week.

Liverpool docks, featuring the Liverpool World Museum and the Liver Birds
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