Projects we've helped fund
The Henry Moore Foundation has been supporting international sculpture since 1976.
We consider applications from a wide range of not-for-profit organisations including museums, galleries and community trusts.
Learn more about projects and commissions funded by Henry Moore Grants here.
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.
Feeling Her Way: Sonia Boyce
23 April – 27 November 2022
We are proud to have supported Sonia Boyce’s exhibition for the British Pavilion at this year’s 59th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia, commissioned by the British Council.
Feeling Her Way immerses visitors in the collaborative dynamism of five Black female musicians brought together by the artist to improvise, interact and play with their voices.
Ruth Asawa: Citizen of the Universe
28 May – 21 August 2022
Modern Art Oxford
Ruth Asawa: Citizen of the Universe is the first public solo exhibition in Europe of the work of Ruth Asawa (1926-2013).
Focusing on a dynamic formative period in her life from 1945 to 1980, the exhibition gives audiences a unique experience of the artist and her work, exploring her legacy as an abstract sculptor crucial to modernism in the United States.
Louise Bourgeois: The Woven Child
9 February – 15 May 2022
This major retrospective exhibition focuses on the final chapter of Louise Bourgeois’s storied career.
In this period, the artist forged a body of work that re-articulated many of her lifelong concerns in newly provocative and profoundly enlivening ways.
The Woven Child includes Bourgeois’ exploration of identity, sexuality, family relationships, reparation, and memory.
Shahpour Pouyan: Skyhigh is my place
10 November 2021 – 23 January 2022
Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens presents Shahpour Pouyan’s ambitious installation .
Designed specifically for the museum, the piece is the culmination of over two years of intense research and development.
Skyhigh is my place is the first solo presentation by the artist in a Belgian public institution.
Ben Nicholson’s Quai d’Auteuil
The Hepworth Wakefield
Quai d’Auteuil is considered to be one of the most important ‘white reliefs’ by the pioneering British artist Ben Nicholson (1894-1982).
A work of immense importance to the development of British Modernism, we are delighted to have assisted in its acquisition by The Hepworth Wakefield.
Scholarly texts for the Holt/Smithson Foundation Digital Resource Hub
Long Term Research
Holt/Smithson Foundation’s Scholarly Text Program was conceived to commission and publish new writing on sculpture.
Lisa Le Feuvre, Executive Director of the Foundation, explains how this grant helped to commission nine new essays on works by Nancy Holt and Robert Smithson.