The Curious Sample Library by Ruth Pigott, Artists Respond recipient 2020
Support for artists in 2022!
The St Hugh’s Foundation for the Arts is marking its 30 years as a Foundation by announcing 30 grants of up to £2000 to be awarded over the next 5 years, supporting artists living/working in the City of Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire and Lincolnshire (including North and North East Lincolnshire).
Artists Respond grants of up to £2000 will be given to artists of all disciplines, at all stages of their practice. The aim of these grants is to enable selected artists to engage with their practice in whichever form feels most relevant at this time, without the need to produce something at the end.
Using a single-stage application process, the Foundation is inviting artists to describe what they would do with some time to focus on their practice, reflect on the impact of recent events and maybe consider what their next steps might be.
More information about the Artists Respond programme
We developed our ‘Artists Respond’ grants in 2020 as a new way to offer support to artists and organisations finding ways of responding to these uncertain times with imagination, authenticity, courage, humour and a genuine desire to find new ways to connect and communicate.
In November 2020 we announced our first 8 ‘Artists Respond’ grants, and in 2021 we were able to offer 5 more of these grants as well as our second Claire Frances Peasnall Memorial Award to Anna Kirk-Smith.
As we step into the new year, we would like to make a commitment to offering 30 more of these Artists Respond grants in the next 5 years, in celebration of our 30 years as a Foundation.
The deadline for the 2022 round of Artists Respond funding will be the 25th February 2022 at 5pm.
- Read more about the application process here.
- Read our practice application form (Word document) here.
- Make your final application online using the Google Form here.
For anyone with questions, the St Hugh’s Foundation will be holding a free online ‘meet the artists’ event from 10-11.30am on Friday 21st January – a chance to hear from successful applicants from previous years. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org by the 19th January to receive the link for this event.
The Claire Frances Peasnall Memorial Award
In 2022, the St Hugh’s Foundation of the Arts will also be offering the Claire Frances Peasnall Memorial Award - up to £1,000 in memory of previous award recipient Claire Peasnall, who was supported by the St Hugh’s Foundation in 2000 to visit the Huntington Desert Garden in San Marino, California, a research trip that substantially extended her practice, enabling her to create work that contributed to her first solo exhibition in Gainsborough in 2001.
This Award aims to support artists working mainly as painters, or with drawing, to create new work or develop their practice in some way. For 2022, in the light of ongoing COVID restrictions, the Foundation has removed the condition around needing to use this funding to support travel. The Award has been made possible thanks to a generous donation from Claire’s family.
Recent recipient Anna Kirk-Smith (2021) used the Claire Peasnall Award to spend 28 days wild camping in the remote western Highlands. Read more about Anna’s project here.
To read this year’s application information, visit: https://www.sthughsfoundation.co.uk/assets/downloads/ClairePeasnallApplicationForm2022.docx
The application deadline for the Claire Peasnall Award in 2022 is also the 25th February at 5pm.
For more information and to apply for any of our funding streams: visit the Awards section of the St Hugh’s Foundation website here: www.sthughsfoundation.co.uk/awards.