Part two – Publication proposal – Sources of funding for artists


Potential sources of funding for my project

For this part of the course I will research and compile a list of possible organisations and individuals that could potentially give me funding at some point for my project.

1. Arts Council England (ACE):

The ACE could be an appropriate source of funds for my current project because they are open and accessable to anyone and supply grants to individual artists that have already completed a project. They normally make a decision about funding within six weeks.

Conditions  of funding – Based in the EU and over 18 years old.

Application procedure – Using Grantium system.


2. The Photographers Gallery:

The Bar Tur Photobook award could be something worth looking into as I would like to produce a book in the future. Aimed at an emerging photographer.

Conditions – Must not have published a book already. Must be studying for a degree or graduated in the last five years.


3. Photoworks (Brighton):

The Jerwood/Photoworks award is aimed at photographers making new experimental work.

Conditions: Must be an art practitioner using photography and be within 10 years of establishing your practice. Must be legal to work in the UK.

Application procedure – Apply in writing or using video or audio recording.


4. The Royal Photographic Society:

Annual bursary of £3,500 in support of a postgraduate student. Opportunity to have portfolio printed by Metro Imaging.
Conditions: Must be a postgraduate student undertaking photography research.
Application procedure: In English only. Online postgraduate form and picture upload.

5. The Aftermath Project:

$25,000 grant available for projects made in the aftermath of conflict telling  the ‘other of the story’.

Conditions: Must gjve at least 12 prints to The Aftermath Project.

Application procedure: Online application, a project proposal, and a portfolio of no more than 30 images.


6. Aaron Siskin Grant:

A limited number of Individual Photographer’s Fellowship grants of up to $15,000 each, for artists working in photography and photo-based art.

Conditions: Applicants must be at least 21 years of age. Students enrolled in a college degree program are not eligible to apply. $25 application fee.

Application process: Recipients will be determined by a panel of distinguished guest judges on the basis of artistic excellence.


7. Esmee Fairbairn Grant:

Grants for artists whose subjects include one of the following: the arts, children and young people, environment , food or social change.

Conditions: Work must have a direct benefit in the UK.

Application process: I online quiz and application form.



I have also compiled a seperate list of crowd funding websites that could be very useful to raise some funds in the future.

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