Opportunity for funding | Henry Moore Foundation Grants
Henry Moore changed the way we understand sculpture. His Foundation continues to do so today.
In addition to their exhibition programmes at Henry Moore Studios & Gardens in Hertfordshire and the Henry Moore Institute in Leeds, the Foundation supports the growth and development of sculpture through their Grants programme.
In 2017-18 they will be awarding grants totaling £500,000 across five categories:
New projects and commissions – Funding for exhibitions, exhibition catalogues and commissions of new sculptural work.
Acquisitions and collections – Supporting museums and galleries who wish to acquire or conserve sculpture for their collections.
Research and development – Enabling both individuals and organisations to conduct extensive research projects where sculpture is the focus.
Conferences, lectures and publications – Providing funding support for books, journals and conferences on the subject of sculpture.
Research fellowships – Supporting post-doctoral research through two-year fellowships. These grants are designed to assist scholars in preparing a substantial publication or similar research output.
The Grants Committee meets four times a year to assess applications, taking into consideration how proposals:
– develop of the study of sculpture
– contribute to the public awareness and understanding of sculpture
– encourage new thinking about sculpture, including the history of sculpture
Applications are assessed four times a year by the Grants Committee. The deadlines for applications in 2017 are 8 September and 8 December.
Image: Martin Puryear, ‘Big Phrygian’, 2010-14, Painted red cedar © Martin Puryear, courtesy Matthew Marks Gallery. Photo: Ron Amstutz