Art funding information online

  • 'Prosper': Money Trees (installation view) by Lucynda Barnes (C&G, 2007)

Artquest

Artquest bills itself as a site expressly designed to give ‘advice and information to London’s visual artists and craftspeople’. It has an impressive list of funding bodies: www.artquest.org.uk/money/funding.htm

The Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC)

The AHRC supports research and postgraduate training in the arts and humanities: http://www.ahrc.ac.uk/Funding-Opportunities/Pages/Funding-Opportunities.aspx

Arts Council England 

This is the main source of funding for the visual arts in England: www.artscouncil.org.uk/funding/index.php

Big Lottery Fund

This lottery fund offers grants ranging from £10,000 to £500,000 for projects that make people’s lives better. For a full list of the funding programmes, see http://www.biglotteryfund.org.uk/funding

City of Westminster Arts Council Arts Funding

Provides funding and organises arts projects with community groups, voluntary organisations and residents in Westminster: www.cwac.org.uk

Craft Central

Good news for craftspeople based in the London boroughs of Camden, Hackney, Islington and Tower Hamlets. Prizes from Craft Central help you set up a new business by providing development support through in-house consultants, grants and IT resources: www.craftcentral.org.uk/network

Film London Artists’ Moving Image Network (FLAMIN)

FLAMIN works with Arts Council England to make awards available for the production of film/video art for exhibition in galleries, cinemas and other spaces: http://filmlondon.org.uk/funding_and_talent

Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA)

RIBA is an important information hub for architects. It supports a number of awards, scholarships and bursaries for travel, research, environmental and community projects: www.architecture.com/EducationAndCareers/PrizesScholarshipsandBursaries/PrizesScholarshipsandBursaries.aspx

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