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Grants & fellowships

Henry Moore Grants support the growth and development of sculpture across historical, modern and contemporary registers, and funds research that expands the appreciation of sculpture.

Types of project we support

 

We welcome applications for support of exhibitions, exhibition catalogues, commissions, conferences, research, publications and the development of collections through acquisitions, conservation, cataloguing and display.

You can apply for a Henry Moore Grant under the following categories:

New projects and commissions

 

We award grants for exhibitions, exhibition catalogues and sculpture commissions.

If your exhibition or commission project aims to encourage new thinking about sculpture or sculpture history, or contributes to public awareness and appreciation of sculpture, you are eligible to apply.

The maximum grant available in this category is £20,000.

Acquisitions and Collections

 

Grants are available for non-profit organisations who wish to acquire new sculptural works for their collections, or to conserve sculpture in existing collections.

We also consider grants for cataloguing and display costs.

The maximum grant available in this category is £20,000.

Research and development

 

Long-term research grants

Available to organisations only, these grants support extended research projects requiring funding for more than one year, e.g. a permanent collection catalogue.

Grants can be awarded up to £20,000.

 

Research and travel grants

Aimed at individual academics (post-MA), curators and scholars, these grants support research into the history and interpretation of sculpture. As an applicant, you can apply for funding towards your research costs, including travel, photography and archival access.

The maximum grant for individuals is £2,500.

Conferences, lectures and publications

 

These grants are available to organisations who wish to publish a new book or journal, or to stage a conference or other event related to sculpture.

(Please note that exhibition catalogues are not eligible for a grant in this section, you should instead apply under the ‘new projects and commissions’ category.)

The maximum grant awarded in this category is £5,000.

 

Apply for a grant

 

We are now using Flexi-Grant to improve accessibility for applications. The software enables you to create an account from where you can submit, manage and review all your grant applications. Please register to create an account and manage your applications in easy step by step sections.

We assess applications four times per year.
The next round will open at 11:00 on 2 November 2022, and close at 23:00 on 2 December 2022.

 

Apply for a Henry Moore Grant

Research fellowships

 

We support researchers through our sculpture research programme at the Henry Moore Institute in Leeds.

Fellowships allow researchers to spend a month using our facilities in Leeds, and include accommodation, travel and subsistence expenses.

 

Find out more about research fellowships

 

Researchers working in the Henry Moore Institute's library

Projects we’ve help fund

 

Learn more about projects and commissions that we have recently helped to fund through our grant giving.

Postponed projects

 

The Henry Moore Foundation is aware of the challenges and complications that organisations have been facing in light of the Covid-19 pandemic. We understand the difficulties faced ensuring the continuity of public programmes and the ability to forward plan in a moment of such uncertainty.

Due to the current circumstances, we have received many notifications from grant recipients advising us that exhibitions and projects that the Henry Moore Foundation has supported, are now being delayed. The Foundation will endeavour to maintain its support for projects irrespective of such changes.

If you would like to discuss any specific questions, please contact our Grants Administrator using the form below.

 

Help assessing eligibility

 

The category and criteria information above should help answer most application and eligibility queries.

There is further information and support in the application portal, where you can also quickly assess eligibility without submitting an application.

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Terms & conditions

 

By accepting a grant from the Henry Moore Foundation, you are agreeing to acknowledge our financial support in the following ways:

In all printed, online and other digital forms of press, media and publicity materials:

  • Display the logo of the Henry Moore Foundation on the project press release, publicity handouts, advertisements, invitations, catalogues, poster, guides, banners and any other printed and online material.
  • Please use the logo on the main web page dedicated to your project, and include a link to the Henry Moore Foundation’s website home page.
  • Please credit the Henry Moore Foundation in all social media communications relating to your project.

In the exhibition or project space:

  • Display the logo of the Henry Moore Foundation (available to download below)

Approvals:

Please email proposed use of the Foundation logo for approval to Alison Parry, Marketing & Communications Manager, at least three weeks in advance of your print or publishing deadline. Please allow five working days for approval.

For further information or assistance regarding use of our logo or promotion of your project on the Foundation’s website, please contact Alison Parry

Logos

Please refer to the Logo Guidelines in the Terms and Conditions of Grant, Appendices 1 and 2 for further information.