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The Henry Moore Foundation grants

The Foundation was established in 1977 "to advance the education of the public by the promotion of their appreciation of the fine arts and in particular the works of Henry Moore". It concentrates its support on sculpture. These aims are achieved through specific projects initiated by the Foundation and by giving grant aid to primarily not-for-profit organisations.

Grant categories
The Henry Moore Foundation awards grants in six categories. Please consider these carefully before making an application.

NEW PROJECTS:  this includes exhibitions, exhibition catalogues and commissions. We aim to be flexible but as a guideline, grants will be awarded as follows, up to a maximum of:

·                  £20,000: for a large museum exhibition
·                  £10,000: for an exhibition catalogue
·                  £30,000: for a commission

COLLECTIONS:  this category of minor capital grants is intended to help public institutions acquire, display and conserve sculpture. The maximum sums available will be in the region of £15,000 (acquisition), £20,000 (display and/or conservation).

LONG-TERM RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT:  the purpose of this category is to assist sculptural projects that require funding for more than one year, whether creative (e.g. a contemporary commission), academic (e.g. a permanent collection catalogue) or practical (e.g. a conservation project).  Maximum sums awarded will be £20,000 per annum.

SUPPORT FOR ARTISTS: RESIDENCIES OR FELLOWSHIPS:  the Foundation awards grants worth up to £6,000 to artists supported by host institutions, for residencies or fellowships between 2-6 months.  The number of residencies or fellowships awarded will depend on the resources available in any year.

CONFERENCES, LECTURES AND PUBLICATIONS:  sums of up to £5,000 will be available for the above.  A publication might be a book or a journal but not an exhibition catalogue or a permanent collection catalogue.  If applying for a grant towards a publication, please specify within the application, how and where the publication will be distributed.

POST-DOCTORAL RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS: The Henry Moore Foundation supports post-doctoral researchers through a limited number of two-year grants.  See attached link for further information on the 2011 post-doctoral research grants.

In 2012, The Henry Moore Foundation will invite new proposals for two-year fellowships for university-based research.  The awards are primarily to help scholars recently awarded PhDs to prepare a substantial publication. 

Applicants must show that they have an affiliation with a university department. Fellows who fail to fulfill their university obligations during the first year may have the second year of funding withdrawn.  Details will be announced on The Henry Moore Foundation website in late February 2012.

For more information and to apply to: