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The Henry Moore Foundation Sculpture Grants

Funding available: up to £20,000

Applications close: 01/12/2024

About this fund

Henry Moore Grants continue Moore’s legacy by supporting sculpture across historical, modern and contemporary registers and seeking to fund research that expands the appreciation of sculpture. The Foundation supports the growth and development of sculpture through its Grants programme.

They fund in the following categories: New Projects and Collections, Research and Development, and Conferences, Lectures and Publications.

New Projects and Commissions – Available to non-profit organisations 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 – 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 – Available to sculpture historians, academics and conservators who are researching and publishing on sculpture conservation, production, history and/or interpretation. As an applicant, you can apply for funding towards your research costs, including travel, photography and archival access.

Research and travel to inform private or personal practice is not eligible.

The maximum grant for individuals is £2,500.

Who can apply
Organisations and individuals involved in the field of sculpture.

When to apply
Applications are considered four times per year, and may be submitted between the following dates:

9am on 1 February – 11pm on 1 March
9am on 1 May – 11pm on 1 June
9am on 1 August – 11pm on 1 September
9am on 1 November – 11pm on 1 December

How to apply
Apply online via the Foundation website.

The Foundation does not normally provide revenue funding.

Looking for support with funding?

Identifying funding opportunities and writing grant applications can seem overwhelming, especially when the future sustainability of your group is dependent on gaining funding support. 

Our supportive Funding Officer, Claire Shaw, can help your organisation with every step of the funding application process, from carrying out funding searches to proofreading your application.

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The Henry Moore Foundation Sculpture Grants

The Henry Moore Foundation

Funding available: up to £20,000

Applications close: 01/12/2024

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