Funding from Abroad

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  • Ars Electronica - International Competition for Cyberarts
    telephone
    0043 732 727279
    fax
    0043 732 7272674
    address
    Ars Electronica Linz GmbH, Hauptstraße 2, 4040 Linz Austria

    Organised by the Austrian Broadcasting Company, Upper Austrian Regional Studio. Artists, scientists, researchers and developers are invited to participate in the annual \'cyberarts\' competition in its categories available on the website.

  • Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Fellowships
    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 it's 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 4-12 weeks. 

  • Arts Council England - London
    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.

  • Belluard Bollwerk International
    fax
    00 41 26 321 2421
    telephone
    00 41 26 321 2420
    address
    PO Box CH - 1701, Fribourg, Switzerland

    The Belluard Bollwerk International started in 1983, and produces and presents projects in all fields of contemporary visual art in Fribourg, Switzerland. An annual contest commissions work to be produced, with artists invited to present it in Switzerland.

  • European Cultural Foundation Grants Programme
    fax
    00 31 20 675 2231
    telephone
    00 31 20 676 0222
    contact
    Esther Claassen, Grants Administrator
    address
    Funding Unit, European Cultural Foundation, Jan van Goyenkade 5, 1075 HN Amsterdam, The Netherlands

    An independent foundation, the European Cultural Foundation aims to contribute to an open and democratic Europe that respects the basic human rights and cultural diversity of its people. It also aims to enhance the profile of culture in a European context.

  • The Franklin Furnace Award for Performance Art
    telephone
    00 1 212 766 2606
    address
    2003 Proposals, Franklin Furnace Archive, Inc., 45 John Street, Room #611, New York, NY 10038
    fax
    00 1 212 766 2740

    Supported by Jerome Foundation and the New York State Council on the Arts, Franklin Furnace awards grants between $2,000 and $5,000 to performance artists, allowing them to produce major works anywhere in the State of New York. Artists from all areas of the world are invited to apply. Franklin Furnace offers artists an honorarium (this year of $5,000) and a residency facilitated by Franklin Furnace, for a 2-4 month duration at a physical or online venue appropriate to your proposed work. For THE FUTURE OF THE PRESENT 2003, they want to continue to expand the technology available to their artists through Parsons and beyond. The residencies may take place in the Spring or Fall of 2003. Artists who are interested in developing new artwork for the Internet are encouraged to apply.

  • Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation
    address
    43 North Audley Street, London W1K 6WH
    telephone
    020 7355 2229
    fax
    020 7355 2230

    The Foundation aims to develop good relations between the United Kingdom and Japan by advancing the education of the people of both nations in each other's culture, society and achievements. It seeks to promote mutual understanding and co-operation through financial support for activities including education, Japanese language, arts and culture, and humanities and social sciences. The Foundation's awards are intended to provide "pump-priming" and not core funding of projects, but even small grants have enabled a wide range of projects to reach fruition, such as exhibitions, performances and creative productions by artists, musicians, film-makers, writers and theatre groups. In advance of any formal application, Foundation staff are always ready to discuss projects with the organisation or individual concerned over the telephone, or, if possible, in person. See their website for more information and online application forms (their preferred method of application).

  • The Commonwealth Foundation
    address
    Marlborough House, Pall Mall, London SW1Y 5HY
    telephone
    020 7930 3783
    fax
    020 7839 8157

    The Foundation promotes the arts and culture across the Commonwealth. Several awards are available. Information and application pack can be found on their website.

  • ROSL ARTS (Royal Over-Seas League)
    address
    Over-Seas House, Park Place, St James's Street, London SW1A 1LR
    telephone
    020 7408 0214
    fax
    020 7499 6738

    ROSL arts offers a scholarship (maximum value £3,000) for an artist of up to 35 years of age to spend four weeks in a Commonwealth country of their choice. From 2006 the travel Scholarships are no longer awarded from open submission, nominations are solicited from selected visual arts institutions instead. It is not possible for artists to canvas these institutions.

  • The Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation
    address
    13/14 Cornwall Terrace, London NW1 4QP
    telephone
    020 7486 4348

    Daiwa Foundation Small Grants are available from £1,000- £5,000 to individuals, societies, associations or other bodies in the UK or Japan to promote and support interaction between the two countries. Grants can cover all fields of activity, including educational and grassroots exchanges, research travel, exhibitions, and other projects and events that fulfil this broad objective. There are two application deadlines each year, 31 March and 30 September.

  • Gottlieb Fundation
    address
    Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation, 380 West Broadway, New York, NY 10012

    The Foundation wishes to encourage artists who have dedicated their lives to developing their art, regardless of their level of commercial success. This program was conceived in order to recognize and support the serious, fully-committed artist, who have been practicing for more than 20 years Twelve grants are awarded each year. Artists must work in the disciplines of painting, sculpture, or printmaking. Dealine for submission is 15th December. Application form has to be requested by letter and not email.

  • Red Mansion Foundation
    address
    46 Portland Place, London W1B 1NF
    telephone
    020 7323 3700

    The Red Mansion Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation that promotes artistic exchange between China and Great Britain through exhibitions, publications, the Building Bridges exchange programme and the Red Mansion Art Prize. Each year a number of artists are chosen by different curators to visit China, where they have the opportunity to work with their peers and lecture at the Central Academy of Fine Art in Beijing.

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