Henry Moore Foundation

Status:  Open to applications

Application Deadline: 28 February 2019


Description

Grants to support exhibitions, exhibition catalogues, commissions, conferences, research, post-doctoral research fellowships, publications, and the development of collections through acquisitions, conservation, cataloguing and display related to sculpture.


Details

Maximum Value: £ 20,000

Value Notes

The Foundation offers funding in the following categories:

  • New Projects and Commissions - the maximum grant is £20,000 but most grants are for less.
  • Acquisitions and Collections - the maximum grant is £20,000 but most grants are for less.
  • Research and Development:
    • Long-term Research - (organisations only) the maximum grant is £20,000 but most grants are for less.
    • Research and Travel Grants - (individual academics, curators and scholars) the maximum grant is £2,500.
  • Conferences, Lectures and Publications - the maximum grant is £5,000.

Extended Description

The Henry Moore Foundation is a registered charity, set up in 1977, to advance the education of the public by the promotion of their appreciation of the fine arts, particularly the works of Henry Moore.  The Foundation supports a wide range of projects and activities in the visual arts.

The objective of the Foundation is to support sculpture across historical, modern and contemporary registers, seeking to fund research that expands the appreciation of sculpture.


Latest Information

 

Applications are considered at quarterly meetings. The 2019 deadlines are 28 February, 23 May, 12 September and 11 December.


Key Criteria

Art galleries, museums and institutions concerned with art and art history, including UK universities can apply


Eligible Expenditure

Project start dates should be six months after the application deadline.

Grants are available in the following areas:

  • New Projects and commissions - to encourage new thinking about sculpture or sculpture history, or contributes to public awareness and appreciation of sculpture.
  • Acquisitions and collections - for museums and galleries who wish to acquire or conserve sculpture for their collections as well as for cataloguing and display costs.
  • Research and Development:
    • Long-term Research - for projects that require funding for more than one year, such as a permanent collection catalogue.
    • Small Research Grants - for research on the history and interpretation of sculpture. Academics, curators and independent scholars may apply for research costs, eg travel, photographs, archival access.
  • Fellowships:
    • Post-Doctoral Research Fellowships - Fellowships are available in the field of sculpture studies. The awards are primarily to help scholars recently awarded PhDs to prepare a substantial publication or similar research output. Applicants must show that they have an affiliation with a British university department. Fellows who fail to fulfil their university obligations during the first year may have the second year of funding withdrawn.
    • Artist Residencies - the artist must be supported by a host institution for residencies that can last from two to six months. The host institution should apply for the grant.
  • Conferences, Lectures and Publications - this category supports books and journals, but not exhibition catalogues, as these are eligible under New Projects.

It is the Trustees’ policy to support sculpture across historical, modern and contemporary registers, seeking to fund research that expands the appreciation of sculpture.

Support is available for international sculpture in Britain as well as British sculpture abroad.

Applications are assessed in terms of their:

  • Development of the study of sculpture.
  • Contribution to the public awareness and understanding of sculpture.
  • Encouragement of new thinking in sculpture, including the history of sculpture.
  • Artistic quality.
  • Careful financial management.

Restrictions

 

The following are not eligible for funding:

  • Revenue expenditure.
  • Retrospective costs.
  • Projects dedicated to painting.
  • Individual applicants (except for the Small Research Grant).

Application Procedure

Application forms should be completed online on the Foundation's website.

Contact the Henry Moore Foundation for further information.


Addresses and contacts

Application forms may be available to download their website.
 
Contact details:
Grants Administrator
Henry Moore Foundation 
Dane Tree House 
Perry Green 
Much Hadham 
Hertfordshire 
SG10 6EE
Telephone:
01279 843333
Email:
alice@henry-moore.org