SUCCESSFUL FUNDING APPLICATION LIBRARY
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Funding applications are forms you complete and submit to funding bodies, organisations or trusts in the hopes of gaining money to support something you would like to do. In the arts, funding covers all sorts: a gallery’s running costs and programming, artist fees, staff payment, materials, money for research and development, marketing, printing, production, archiving, organisational development, travel… everything really. The arts relies on it. Artists and groups apply for themselves and if they’re lucky, they’ll get something; and big galleries apply to lots of different private and public funders in order to make up their big budgets. But knowing where to start when writing an application can be difficult; knowing who to apply to can be tricky as well.
This library is a resource of successful funding applications that you can learn from. Personally, I found writing them really confusing until I spent time reading some and then I could finally get a handle on the language used and the way budgets are put together. Take a look below, see if anything is relevant to what you're hoping to do, or learn from other applications' writing and shape. Look at what is being applied to and where, and check out the funders these are addressed to see to if they are appropriate for your project. The library will grow and we’ll try to furnish this page with even more information so that everyone can hopefully secure themselves some £££.
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Some words have been redacted by choice of the people sharing the apps
We recently made a podcast called 'Everything you need to know about funding.' Search The White Pube on Spotify or Apple Podcasts or listen to it on our website where you can also find the transcription. Hope between this podcast and the examples below, you can find some help!
⭐️ SUCCESSFUL APPLICATIONS ⭐️
💫 PROJECT GRANTS PDFs
Project Grant: organisation application for 12.6K to Arts Council England to fund gallery programme, public programme and staff member for 5 months at OUTPUT gallery in 2018. Liverpool, England.
Project Grant: Individual application for Susie Green, for 12.5K from Arts Council England to pay production costs, travel and artist fees for 3 exhibitions and 2 performances in London, 2018.
Grants for the Arts (old name for the Project Grant): Individual application for Emily Speed for 14.2K from Arts Council England to create three new artworks, performances, and a publication.
ALSO: PDF for the Evaluation for above Grants for the Arts application by Emily Speed.
Project Grant: organisation application for 12.9K to Arts Council England for 12ø Collective to produce four major projects.
Project Grant: organisation application for 15K to Arts Council England for an exhibition and artist commissions for 'Next Stop: City Bus at K6 Gallery,' 2018, Southampton.
Project Grant: The Club's Conception (or How the Egg Was Cracked), Project Grant for 7k from Arts Council England for a research project including an exhibition and public programme at Recent Activity in Birmingham, England.
Project Grant: Research and Development for 15K from Arts Council England to make a new piece of work in Gloucestershire, England.
Programme Support for Venue and Galleries, 30k, Arts Council of Wales to support the running of the gallery - organisation of exhibitions, commissions, residencies, training and workshops
DECOLONIAL HACKER, $12,610AUD, Arts Projects for Individuals and Groups: Australia Council for the Arts, Australia
String Figures project by artist Ailie Rutherford grant of £14,973 funded by Creative Scotland
Rumpus Room - Mutual Playing Ground 2021, Open Fund: Sustaining Creative Development from Creative Scotland to produce a one year programme of art & social action at Rumpus Room - £48.5K for a small artist led space in Glasgow working in collaboration with young people.
ALSO: the budget for the project here.
SAWTI, Project Grant for £25,000, from NEW ARTS NEW AUDIENCES FUND (British Council) to produce poetry workshops in Tanzania, Sudan and the UK, launch a multi-lingual poetry prize (Arabic, Kiswahili and English) and launch a digital and physical zine with launches in all three countries (UK, Sudan, Tanzania). Managing team based in London and Dar es Salam (UK and Tanzania)
Individual application to Creative Scotland, GOD FEEL! & Cosmic Debt, £3k by Jamie Cooper
Culture Collective Programme Lead. £94k tender from Creative Scotland to co-ordinate the Culture Collective network of community-rooted creative projects over 18 months. Scotland.
Linlithgow Canal Trail, £2.5k from Sustrans ArtRoots for creation of a public art trail in Linlithgow, Scotland.
Linlithgow Farmily, £1.5k from Corra Foundation for a community food growing project. Linlithgow, Scotland.
💫 DEVELOPING YOUR CREATIVE PRACTICE PDFs
Individual application to Arts Council England's DYCP for £6,545 to fund time to write & research novel.
No fixed location.
Individual application to Arts Council England's DYCP for £10,770 to fund periods of research, networking, training, travel, the creation of new work, and making practice accessible.
Individual application to Arts Council England's DYCP for £6,510 for artist to shadow and develop
methods of co-creation.
Individual application to Arts Council England's DYCP for periods of research, training and development, plus travel to the Arctic Circle.
Individual application to Arts Council England's DYCP from Rachel Adams for £10k for mentoring to learn how to use large format cameras, and to make new work.
> Plus budget here too.
Individual application to Arts Council England's DYCP for £10,000, primarily to pay for researcher, also includes travel + material costs. Malaysia.
Joint application to Arts Council England's DYCP for £10K by Sophie Chapman + Kerri Jefferis for 'our bodies are the only space we have', support for 2 residencies & the start of new piece of work in ceramics & bronze, resulting in a choreographed film, London
Individual application to Arts Council England's DYCP for £10k towards artists fees, mentorship, space hire, equipment & new musical collaborations in Newcastle upon Tyne, England.
Individual application to Arts Council England's DYCP for £9880 for research on decolonising and democratising museum documentation practice, Brighton, England
Individual application to Arts council England's DYCP for £9.5k by Sean Carroll, Leicester UK
Developing my Practice, No Ordinary Experience, 2019, DYCP grant from Arts Council, 9k
Individual application to Arts Council England’s DYCP for £9952 to fund visual artist Gemma Gore R&D
Animation project and workshops 2020, £8,040 fom Art Council England DYCP. Project to run animation workshops online and collaborate with a local musician in Liverpool, England
Corie McGowan 2021, DYCP, 10k from Arts Council England
Individual application to Arts Council England's DYCP for £9,964 to fund a period of formalised, self directed research and practice. London
Individual application for Art Council England's DYCP for £6,411. An Art and Health project about exploring the stigma of Borderline Personality Disorder form personal perspectives, and how to move from curator/artist to curator/producer
Develop Your Creative Practice, £10,000 by Attua Aparacio Torinos
DYCP Developing a Queer Sustainable Practice, £10,464, Arts Council England to do various creative activities, mentoring opportunities, research and collaborations in order to develop a practice that is Queer, broad and sustainable.
Individual Application to Arts Council England's DYCP for £4650, for a period of research, shadowing, and prototyping in light and set fabrication
'Those Who Possess Dirt', £13,861, Creative Scotland - Sustaining Creative Development Fund to fund a collaborative residency and research project with three artists, one researcher/curator and a scientist, Glasgow, Scotland.
Outsider live performance development, DYCP Grant for £8584 from Arts Council England for development of a live electronic music set for an artist based in Derbyshire
DYCP Arts Council Funding for Director in Nottingham
New Collaboration and Writing a Book, £9,973, DYCP from Arts Council England for collaboration and writing, London, England.
Cannot be Fucked, £15k from Creative Scotland's Open Project Fund for Cultured Mongrel to research and share a new approach to artistic practice, and to develop a new piece of work. Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland.
Critical Friends, £3k from Creative Scotland's Stay See Share fund for Cultured Mongrel to research and share new approaches to governance, accountability and business planning for independent artists. Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland.
Individual application for artist Jamila Prowse, £10,650, Developing Your Creative Pratice from Arts Council to learn postproduction skills and make moving image practice more sustainable / solidify career change from curator to artist, London, England
Composition Development, DYCP Grant for 9K from Arts Council England for the development of an EP, London
Individual application to Arts Council England's DYCP for £9,886 to fund time + training + assets to start an organisation. No fixed location.
+ activity report for the DYCP application too here.
Alternative ways of interacting with archival materials, £9997, Arts Council England/Developing your creative practice, Investigating new methods for engaging with archive materials focusing on interactive media and accessibility, 2021
'The White Pube: a book proposal and a more accessible writing practice,' 10K, Arts Council England DYCP, 2021, Liverpool/London
💫 RESIDENCY-RELATED FUNDING PDFs
Printmaking Artist in Residence 2021/22, $1000/month for one year (so $12K) + free housing + $1000 professional development and some help w bills + $1000 worth of free dental, provided by Lawrence Art Center, 12 month Artist in Residence with access to making facilities; responsibilities including teaching, community outreach, print studio care, and will culminate in a solo exhibition, in Lawrence, Kansas, USA
- Note from applicant: 'They asked me for more references because I had listed peers and they wanted somebody who was my 'boss', so if you apply, pick at least two of the three refs who have been supervisors in some capacity. Plus this residency is partner friendly.
Proposal for BALTIC Bothy Residency, a week-long residency on the Isle of Eigg + £500 artist fee,
selected and funded by BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead and delivered by The Bothy Project, Scotland.
Individual application to Creative Space Residency 2020 for £500 from Contemporary Visual Artist
Network North East (CVAN), to complete a self-led project during lockdown.
Artists' Residency at The Forge, Wild Rumpus CIC. No money but accommodation and use of all their space, equipment etc. provided for 3 days.
💫 FUNDING FOR MATERIALS PDFs
Individual application for £350 to the Eaton Fund for artist materials. Liverpool, England.
Individual application for £300 to the Eaton Fund for artist materials, Newcastle, England.
💫 FUNDING FOR TRAVEL PDFs
Individual application for 1.3K for an A-N artist bursary for travel and expenses from London to New York for collaboration with a US artist. This also includes the evaluation too. London, England.
Individual application for £1500 to The Bartlett Travel Scholarship and The Iland Research and Travel Scholarship from the Fine Art and Humanities Departments at Newcastle University.
Travel and accommodation cost for job interview from the Going Places Fund, London.
+ Budget for the above application.
Individual grant used for research and travel, £1200, Universities China Committee in London (UCCL), used to partially fund PhD research field work in Hong Kong for 3 months
💫 FUNDING TO MAKE NEW ARTWORK/FILM PDFs
Film Commission, gallery application for £1996 to the Elephant Trust to commission new work from artist after other funding fell through. Liverpool, England.
Digital Originals Micro-Grant individual application for $5000CAD from the Canada Council for the Arts to create new video. Manchester, England. (For Canadian residents/citizens only.)
Individual application for £1992 to the Elephant Trust for Kim Coleman to make a new video and sound work in collaboration with Susie Green.
ALSO: PDF for the Portfolio submitted with the application too.
Individual application for £3000 to the Elephant Trust for a collaborative video and prints project by Laila Majid and Louis Newby - portfolio included.
Individual application to the Croydon Council Youth Arts Fund for £2000 to fund 'Judgement' (Short Film), Croydon, London.
Queering Camden, £50, applying for an open call out for a commission for a digital piece of work for exhibition, Camden, London.
Fluxus Art Project funding to make new work and a publication for exhibition -
💫 FUNDING FOR EDUCATION
Ph.D Reasearch Project Application (Kim Coleman): Funding (worth £15,000 p.a. for 3 years) to SWWDTP to carry out a research project titled "If They Be Two: Relationships in experimental collaborative moving-image practice by women" as a practice-based Ph.D. at Reading School of Art/ Exeter University.
Note: The funders (SWWDTP) at this point (2017) privileged the written element of the project therefore this proposal needed to emphasise working towards a written thesis - not the artwork being developed - in order to be successful.
PhD studentship application plus -
accompanying PhD studentship proposal
Link to Uma Breakdown's 2016 successful practice based art PhD AHRC funding application with all milestone submissions (PA, AP1&2), plus all conference applications and funding things done on the PhD are archived.
MA Philanthropic Studies (part time) scholarship; £4,500; BlackBaud; University of Kent
Visiting scholarship at Hong Kong Institute of Humanities and Social Sciences (HKIHSS) in 2019, no money but full access of facilities and programming, and given an office space for 3 months at Hong Kong University
Statement for applying to ERC-funded PhD Studentship in 2018, University of Nottingham
AHRC funded PhD @ Northumbria University 2017, £1263.75 p.a. for 3 years; England
Education grant from The Sidney Perry Foundation
Letter of Application for the Stuart Hall Scholarship at Goldsmiths College - PhD funding
Undergraduate Research Project Application: "a comparitive study of British and French approaches to the restitution and repatriation of looted colonial objects" ; Funding: £1.5k Bursary from University of Warwick Undergraduate Research Support Scheme - note: this scheme is open to all warwick undergrad students: https://warwick.ac.uk/services/skills/urss/
💫 FUNDING FOR WORKSHOPS, TRAINING & MISC RESEARCH PDFs
Individual application for Berwick Film and Media Arts Festival / LUX Project Boot Camp 2019, a three-day workshop for artists seeking to develop their new moving image project, Berwick, UK.
Training Bursary (For Certificate in Fundraising at Institute Of Fundraising); £300 (part-contribution); Funder: Film Hub London
Bursary towards Certificate In Fundraising (Institute Of Fundraising); £1500 (part-funded); Funder: RAISE Bursaries
The Creative Hustle: How artists make it pay. £2k from Creative Scotland's 'Stay, See, Share' fund for research interviews about financial sustainability in the arts. Based Linlithgow, Scotland.
💫 VISA PDFs
Template for the UK's Tier 1 Global Talent Visa
💫 COVID-19 EMERGENCY FUNDING PDFs
'Emergency Funding 2020,' individual application for 2.5K from Arts Council England to bridge loss of work in lockdown. Liverpool, England.
Individual application for 2.5K from Arts Council England to bridge loss of work in the field of Art, Culture and Fashion in lockdown.
Individual application for £1837 to the Freelands Foundation Emergency Fund to cover loss of income in lockdown. London, England.
Covid Emergency Fund, £10,445, Arts Council of Wales
WAITING FOR APPLICATIONS TO ROLL INNNNN...
⭐️ OTHER LINKS/DOCUMENTS THAT MIGHT HELP:
1. Easier to read Top 10 Tips for funding applications from DASH Arts
2. PDF from 'Writing Applications for Funding: Workshop' by Sophie Chapman, for Into The Wild Artist Development Programme, August 2020
3. We recently made a podcast called 'Everything you need to know about funding.' Search The White Pube on Spotify or Apple Podcasts or listen to it on our website where you can also find the transcription.
4. Web link for Arts Council England's access support for help in completing applications
5.. Grant for the Oppenheim Downes Trust for aged 30+ applicants
6a. Arts Council England's Developing Your Creative Practice fund. Grant range is £2k-£10k and it is aimed at individual practitioners for research and development.
6b. Arts Council England's Developing Your Creative Practice list of recent grants given.
7. PDF for Access Support information from Arts Council England (helpful for everyone imo)
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