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

You can find full details here. For further information please contact Alice O’Connor, Grants Administrator: alice@henry-moore.org

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