Funding and commissioning bodies

All funders/commissioning bodies are currently used by or have been recommended to us, but we cannot personally guarantee quality of product or of service.

Funders/commisioning bodies



Art for offices
Keep a list of artists /designers for potential commissions. You can submit your details online
Arts Council
Arts Council “grants are for individuals, arts organisations and other people who use the arts in their work. They support activities that engage people in England or that help artists and arts organisations in England to carry out their work” ref: the Arts Council website
Cockpit give their top 10 websites for funding
Commissions East
You can submit details to the website to be considered for commissions
“Crafted provides mentoring and business advice for up to 12 craft entrepreneurs selected by a panel of industry experts.” Ref: crafted website
Crafts Council
“Crafts Council Collective is a programme of CPD provision for makers enabling them to take control of their own professional development throughout their careers. The programme comprises of five strands, three of which will be delivered in association with partners and two managed by ourselves. These cover networking events; opportunities for business and creative growth; support for start-ups and to explore new pathways to develop a practice.” Ref: The Crafts Council website
Esmee Fairbarn
Various funding initiatives
Website with details of different grants and funding bodies. Replaced ‘Funderfinder’
I send you this
Website with details of opportunities and listings for the arts
Jerwood Applied Arts
Awards for designers/artists
Parker Harris
Manage various awards and commissions. Look at this site for current call outs
Paul Hamlyn Foundation
Give awards for artists to develop their creative ideas Cannot apply directly – need to be nominated
The Princes Trust
Development awards for training, education. Also enterprise awards for the unemployed Check age limit
Public Art online
The Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust
Awards Scholarships for further study, training and practical experience for craftsmen and women who want to improve their craft and trade skills. Awards of between £1000 – £15,000
Theo Moorman Trust for Weavers
Trust which awards grants to weavers Biennial Award. Next 2012

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