Castaway Goole, The Engine Room; St Hugh's Foundation Arts Award holders in 2011
Announcing the St Hugh’s Foundation for the Arts - Artist Respond Grants 2020
Earlier this year, we were sad to announce that we were not able to proceed with our Arts Awards programme for 2020 as it had been previously advertised, and would therefore not be taking forward any of the proposals made at the first stage of our application process this year. Since making that decision, the Foundation’s Trustees have been trying to identify an alternative offer we could make to artists in 2020, in order to sustain our commitment to responding to the needs of artists in our area of benefit.
Through our work in the region, discussions with some of the artists who have received awards from us in the past and general engagement with new kinds of cultural offers that are being made in this era of social distancing, we have observed once again the capacity for artists locally (and across the UK and the world) to respond to these most unfathomable of times with imagination, authenticity, courage, humour and a genuine desire to find new ways to connect and communicate.
We want to support this work in our area by offering 8 ‘Artists Respond’ grants of £750 to selected artists to enable them to engage with their practice in whichever form feels most relevant at this time, without the need to produce a final output (although artists are of course welcome to do so if they wish).
The deadline for applications for our Artists Respond grants will be Friday 18th September 2020 at 5pm.
How to apply:
To apply for one of our Artists Respond grants, please complete the form available here https://forms.gle/xSZ7QaNTuJ6287269
You will be asked to confirm your eligibility for the fund, submit some general information, including contact details, and then to supply a short statement (maximum 500 words).
To help you prepare for submitting your application you can also read the questions on the form as a Word document here. Please note you won’t be able to save your information in the online application form as you go along, so you can also use this Word doc to prepare your responses in advance and then submit them online in one go.
As part of the application form, you will be asked to submit a link/s to a website, LinkedIn profile, online portfolio, blog, showreel for example where we can find out more about you, your experience and your work. Alternatively you can supply a CV and up to 3 images of previous work (images should be at least 1MB each and sent as jpgs) by email to firstname.lastname@example.org before the deadline, using your name and ‘Artists Respond Funding’ in the subject line of the email.
It is very important to us that the application process should not form a barrier to you applying for the Artists Respond Grants, so please contact us (email@example.com) if you would like us to provide the information requested in our application form in another format.
Deadline for all applications - Friday 18th September at 5pm