Funding from Abroad

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  • Arts Council England - London
    0845 300 6200
    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.

  • Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Fellowships
    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. 

  • Roswitha Haftmann Foundation
    Roswitha Haftmann-Stiftung Zurich, c/o Kunsthaus Zurich, Ursula Hirzel, Winkelwiese 4, 8024 Zurich
    0041 (0)44 253 84 02

    The Foundation awards the valuable Prize to a living artist every three years. Prizewinners are selected solely on the basis of the artistic significance of their work, without regard to their personal circumstances (nationality, age, gender). 

  • Visiting Arts

    Visiting Arts' purpose is to strengthen intercultural understanding through the arts. 

  • UNESCO-Aschberg Bursaries for Young Artists
    UNESCO-Aschberg, International Fund for the Promotion of Culture, 1, rue Miollis, 75732 Paris Cedex 15 France

    The annual UNESCO-Aschberg Bursaries for artists program aims to promote the professional growth of young artists in different disciplines, through opportunities for further training and residencies in 29 countries. The Programme offers residencies to young artists (between 25 and 35 years old) worldwide. Check on their website the partner organization where the residencies will be based.

  • WWIK
    Nieuwe Herengracht 119, 1011 SB Amsterdam, Netherlands

    WWIK, or the Work and Income Provisions for Artists (Wet Werk en inkomen kunstenaars) provides temporary financial support for artists resident in the Netherlands. It provides up to 70% of the guaranteed minimum income and can be provided for up to 48 months spread over 10 years, with the aim of allowing artists to establish professional careers. You can do extra work and have no job-seeking obligations.

  • The Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation
    020 7739 1961
    020 7012 1400
    50 Hoxton Square, London N1 6PB

    The Foundation gives grants to charitable and not-for-profit Organisations for specific projects. Grants average between £10,000 and £25,000.

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

    Daiwa Foundation Small Grants are available from £1,000- £2,000 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.

  • Fulbright Awards Programme
    Distinguished Scholar Awards, Fulbright Commission, 62 Doughty Street, London W1N 2JZ
    020 7404 6994
    020 7404 6874

    The Fulbright Commission, an independent foundation which funds international students to study in the USA. It invites applications once a year to facilitate research and/or lecturing in the USA for a minimum of 8 months. Applicants must be EU citizens normally resident in the UK and have, or expect to obtain, an undergraduate degree (minimum 2.1 award). Applicants must draw up a detailed project outline and provide evidence that a US institution will agree to act as host and supervisor. Lecturers and researchers must supply proof of US affiliation and details of its nature. Two £15,000 awards are available.

  • Gen Foundation
    45 Old Bond Street, London W1S 4DN
    020 74955564
    020 74954450

    The Gen Foundation is a charitable trust which principally provides grants to students/researchers in biological, chemical, botanical, and food science. Exceptional candidates in language, music, and art may also be considered. 

This article is from the Artlaw Archive of Henry Lydiate's columns published in Art Monthly since 1976, and may contain out of date material.
The article is for information only, and not for the purpose of providing legal advice.
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