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  • Association of London Government (ALG)
    address
    591/2 Southwark Street, London SE1 0AL
    telephone
    020 7934 9999

    Grants are given in a wide range of areas including regeneration, help for homelessness, health, the arts, legal advice and the promotion of racial equality. All the grants made seek to tackle disadvantage and promote social inclusion, as well as improving the lives of people who live, work and visit London. See the website for full criteria and how to apply.

  • British Academy
    telephone
    020 7969 5200
    fax
    020 7969 5300
    address
    10 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AH

    The British Academy is the national academy for the humanities and the social sciences. It is an independent, self-governing fellowship of around 750 scholars, elected for distinction and achievement in one or more branches of the academic disciplines that make up the humanities and social sciences.

  • The National Lottery, Good Causes

    Main website for Lottery funding, including all criteria for eligibility of funding.

  • Fulbright Awards Programme
    address
    Distinguished Scholar Awards, Fulbright Commission, 62 Doughty Street, London W1N 2JZ
    telephone
    020 7404 6994
    fax
    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.

  • Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC)
    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. 

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Clore Leadership Programme
    fax
    020 7420 9433
    telephone
    020 7420 9430
    address
    South Building, Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 1LA

    The Clore Leadership Programme invites applications from individuals looking to take on significant leadership roles within culture. The Fellowships are open to candidates with at least 5 years' paid work experience of working in the cultural sector. The structure of the programme includes: residential courses, an extended placement for a period of approximately 3 months, individually-selected training, mentoring and coaching.

  • NESTA
    telephone
    020 7438 2500
    address
    1 Plough Place, London EC4A 1DE

    NESTA's offer business support to creative individuals who are in the early stages of their careers. Their initiatives provide the business training, early-stage funding, mentoring and expertise needed to turn promising ideas into successful business ventures.

  • Oppenheim - John Downes Memorial Awards
    telephone
    020 7227 7000
    contact
    Hamish Frost, Trust Manager
    address
    Bircham Dyson Bell LLP, 50 Broadway, Westminster, London SW1H 0BL

    The Oppenheim - John Downes Memorial Trust makes awards to deserving artists of any kind who are unable to pursue their vocation by reason of their poverty. Applicants must be British subjects and be over 30 years of age. 

  • A. Onassis, Public Benefit Foundation
    fax
    00 30 210 371 3013
    telephone
    00 30 210 371 3000
    address
    Alexander S Onassis Public Benefit Foundation, 7 Aeschinou Street, GR 105-58 Athens, Greece

    The Alexander S. Onassis Public Benefit Foundation funds an annual programme of research grants offered in architecture, visual arts, music, dance, photography and film studies. The grantees are invited to deliver a lecture or to conduct a seminar during their stay in Greece, either at the Onassis Cultural Centre of Athens or a university or other cultural research centre.

  • The Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation
    fax
    020 7739 1961
    telephone
    020 7012 1400
    address
    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.

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.
Readers should consult a solicitor for legal advice on specific matters. Artists can get free online legal information from Artquest.