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.
Artist Award 2022
We do not accept applications for the Artist Award scheme.
Instead of an application process, the recipients were nominated by a panel of 25 arts professionals representing each region in the UK and Northern Ireland.
The award was set up in response to the cost of living crisis, and is now closed.
For more information on grants and funding, please read about the types of project we support on this page, or contact our Grants Administrator using the form below.
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.
Applications are considered four times per year, and may be submitted between the following dates (all times GMT):
Applications open 1 August, 9:00
Submissions close 1 September, 23:00
For projects starting, or opening to the public, no sooner than 1 January 2024
Applications open 1 November, 9:00
Submissions close 1 December, 23:00
For projects starting, or opening to the public, no sooner than 1 April 2024
Applications open 1 February 2024, 9:00
Submissions close 1 March 2024, 23:00
For projects starting, or opening to the public, no sooner than 1 July 2024
Applications open 1 May 2024, 9:00
Submissions close 1 June 2024, 23:00
For projects starting, or opening to the public, no sooner than 1 October 2023
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
Projects we’ve help fund
Learn more about projects and commissions that we have recently helped to fund through our grant giving.
Rafael Pérez Evans: Insulin
No Show Space, London
Rafael Pérez Evans’ latest sculpture sees the artist continuing to work with key issues in ecology, farming and agriculture.
Insulin presents a new live site-specific solo exhibition at No Show Space in London, on display between 20 October and 19 November 2022.
Frederic Leighton, Athlete Wrestling with a Python
As part of Leighton House’s transformative £9.6m refurbishment project, the museum commissioned Pangolin Editions to create a new bronze cast of Frederic Leighton’s 1877 sculpture, Athlete Wrestling with a Python.
This cast perfectly reflects the museum’s aspirations, facilitating the appreciation of Leighton’s artistic legacy and his often-overlooked work as a sculptor.
Keith Ackerman, Jacob’s Ladder
Keith Ackerman’s towering sculpture has transformed a problematic patch of abandoned land in Leeds into the beginnings of a vibrant sculpture garden.
Carved from locally sourced Tadcaster limestone, and having faced lengthy delays due to Covid, Jacob’s Ladder was finally unveiled to the public in summer 2022.
The Henry Moore Foundation is aware of the challenges and complications that organisations have been facing in light of recent events. We understand the difficulties faced ensuring the continuity of public programmes and the ability to forward plan in these moments of uncertainty.
We have received notifications from several 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.
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.
If you need further assistance or technical help, please complete the form below.
We cannot advise whether your project will be funded, only if it is eligible, so please refer back to the guidelines for this information.
Contact the Grants Administrator
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)
Please email your proofs of printed, online and other digital forms of press, media and publicity materials where the Foundation logo is present 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.
Please refer to the Logo Guidelines in the Terms and Conditions of Grant, Appendices 1 and 2 for further information.