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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 that have been funded by Henry Moore Grants here.



Feeling Her Way: Sonia Boyce

23 April – 27 November 2022
British Council

£17,000 awarded

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

£8,000 awarded

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
Southbank Centre

£7,000 awarded

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

£3,000 awarded

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, Quai d’Auteuil

The Hepworth Wakefield

£15,000 awarded

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

£8,000 awarded

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.