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How to Apply for Art and Artist Grants,


Generating funding for art is always challenging,  The good news is that the art world is one place where anyone who shows talent and promise, marketable or otherwise, can get help in a variety of ways including cash grants, residencies, employment or internships, allowances, free or low-cost studio space, art supplies, exhibition space, and so on. Receiving these types of assistance is not easy; application processes can be rigorous and competition is often intense. So in the interest of giving you a bit of an edge in situations where you're contending for a bequest, here's a brief tutorial on realize your dreams.
To begin with, be clear and focused about your intentions and goals, 
Assuming you've got your agenda together and have identified potential opportunities, the most important part of any request for assistance is the application process. For starters, read the instructions thoroughly is it critical to understand and complete all forms according to instructions,

Be aware that you can sometimes apply for a grant or other form of assistance based only on an idea. In fact, certain organizations prefer funding innovative concepts for producing art that does not yet exist rather than supporting art that already exists, but at the same time, they still require that whatever you propose to do be either based on or supported by the merits of previous work. In general, an organization financing an idea has to have trust in the artist based on some sort of established track record of accomplishments, which in addition to completed work, may include a resume, list of shows or exhibitions, previous awards or grants, and so on-- assuming they're relevant to whatever is being applied for.
 filling out the application itself, spelling, neatness, good grammar, following word count requirements, and thoroughness are all important  here are a few funding organisations:


The Elephant Trust
address  512 Bankside Lofts, 65 Hopton Street London SE1 9GZ   contact  Ruth Rattenbury   email  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   website  http://www.elephanttrust.org.uk  

The Trust was set up in 1975 to make it possible for artists and those presenting their work to undertake and complete projects when frustrated by lack of funds. It is committed to helping artists and art institutions/galleries that depart from the routine and signal new, distinct and imaginative sets of possibilities. The Trustees’ main objective is to support new work.  Given The Elephant Trust’s modest resources, grants have usually been limited to £2,000, but with the recent addition of the Shelagh Wakely Bequest some larger grants of up to £5,000 may be awarded. Priority is given to artists in the fine arts and small organisations and galleries who should submit well argued, imaginative proposals for making or producing new work or exhibitions.
 
RBS Bursaries (Royal Society of British Sculptors awards)
website  http://www.rbs.org.uk/opportunities   email  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   email  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   fax  020 7370 3721   address  Royal Society of British Sculptors, 108 Old Brompton Road, London SW7 3RA   telephone  020 7373 5554  

Ten Bursaries awarded each year to sculptors of outstanding talent and potential. They welcome applications from artists of any age and nationality, with or without formal training, who are at the beginning of their practice. The 10 winners will participate in a curated exhibition at the RBS Gallery and will enjoy all the benefits of RBS membership for two years.
 
Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC)
website  http://www.ahrc.ac.uk   email  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   fax  0117 987 6600   telephone  0117 987 6500   address  Whitefriars, Lewins Mead, Bristol BS1 2AE 

AHRC have a range of programmes supporting top-quality research and postgraduate training in the arts and humanities. From around 1500 applications to their seven Research schemes they make around 550-600 awards. From around 5500 applications to their Postgraduate schemes for funding people in Higher education they make around 1500 awards. 
 
St Hugh's Foundation
contact  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   email  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   website  http://www.sthughsfoundation.co.uk/programme.htm  

Encouraging research and development in the arts by enabling applicants from Lincolnshire / Humberside to make their own impact regionally, nationally or internationally through new work in any of the art forms.
 
Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea Art Grant
address  Central Library, Phillimore Walk, London, W8 7RX   contact  Janice Thorpe   contact  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   telephone  0207 361 3844   email  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   website  http://www.rbkc.gov.uk/leisureandlibraries/culture/artsservices/artsgrantsscheme.aspx  

The Arts Grants scheme is for arts activities or projects (by organisations or individuals) which are undertaken within the boundaries of the Royal Borough and demonstrate that they meet at least two of its strategic objectives. Also offer free funding surgeries. Deadlines three times a year, in 2010 * 5pm, Friday 21 May 2010, by 5pm, Friday 24 September 2010, by 5pm, Friday 21 January 2011 
Lisa Ullmann Travelling Scholarship Fund
address  LUTSF, Breach, Kilmington, Axminster, Devon EX13 7ST   contact  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   email  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   website  http://www.lutsf.org.uk  

The aim of this small charity is to provide financial support to individuals who wish to travel abroad or in the United Kingdom to attend a conference, to pursue a research project or undertake a short course of study in the field of movement or dance. Applications are welcomed irrespective of age, nationality or previous training.
 
Arts Council England - London
website  http://www.artscouncil.org.uk   telephone  0845 300 6200   address  14 Great Peter Street, London SW1P 3NQ  

Arts Council England supplies funding through it's Grants programme.  Eligible projects include research and development, travel, networking events and independent projects promoting critical debate on the production and presentation of contemporary visual art.


The Jerwood Foundation
website  http://www.jerwoodvisualarts.org   website  http://www.jerwood.org   telephone  020 7654 0171   email  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   address  Jerwood Space, 171 Union Street, London SE1 0LN 

Awards include the Jerwood Painting Prize, Drawing Prize, Makers Award and Moving Media Awards in addition to commissions and grants to artists. 
 
The Leverhulme Trust
address  1 Pemberton Row, London EC4A 3BG   website  http://www.leverhulme.ac.uk/funding/AIR/AIR.cfm  

The Leverhulme Trust provides funding for research projects, fellowships, studentships, residencies, bursaries and prizes; it operates across all the academic disciplines, the ambition being to support talented individuals as they realise their personal vision in research and professional training. They also will support the residency of an artist of any kind in an institution of higher education or a museum in the UK in order to foster a creative collaboration between the artist and the staff and/or students of that institution.
 
Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Fellowships
website  http://www.wcmt.org.uk   email  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   address  Winston Churchill Memorial Trust, 29 Great Smith Street (South Door), London SW1P 3BL  

All British Citizens are eligible for the annual awards which are to enable applicants to acquire knowledge and experience abroad. Churchill Fellows can be of any age / occupation and each individual application is judged on its worth and merit. Successful applicants receive a grant to cover Fellowship expenses including return air fare, daily living, insurance and travel.  Grants usually cover a stay of 4-8 weeks. 
 
Cass Sculpture Foundation
address  Goodwood, nr. Chichester, West Sussex, PO18 0QP   email  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   website  http://www.sculpture.org.uk/  

The Foundation is a charitable organisation which operates by way of a rigorous commissioning process. Approximately 20 new monumental works, predominantly by contemporary British sculptors, are produced annually. Once a work has been placed the Foundation splits the profit between the artist and the next commission. The Foundation's commissioning process is, in its initial stages, an organic process based upon dialogue between the Foundation and prospective artists. Check their website on how to submit your work.
 
Wellcome Trust Arts Awards
address  Gibbs Building, 215 Euston Road, London NW1 2BE   telephone  020 7611 7222   email  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   website  http://www.wellcome.ac.uk/  

Funding can be applied for at two levels: small to medium-sized projects (up to and including £30 000)and large projects (above £30 000).  The funding can be used for full or part production costs and is awarded to arts projects fostering public engagement with biomedical science.

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