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
The British Council
“The UK’s international organization for cultural relations and educational opportunities.”
Cockpit give their top 10 websites for funding
The Cockpit Arts / The Clothworkers’ Foundation Awards

(Currently closed for entries: Next round Spring 2018)

“Open to graduates within the last five years, these awards aim to assist weavers to set up in business by providing studio space and business support provided by Cockpit Arts as well as shared use of looms.”
Commissions East
You can submit details to the website to be considered for commissions
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
The Daiwa Foundation
Supports links and collaboration between the UK and Japan through scholarships, grants and events.
Esmee Fairbarn
Various funding initiatives
Website with details of different grants and funding bodies. Replaced ‘Funderfinder’
Heritage Craft Association Bursaries and Funding

Heritage Craft Association Grants and Awards

I send you this
Website with details of opportunities and listings for the arts
Jerwood Applied Arts
Awards for designers/artists
Loewe Craft Prize
 An Award for excellence in Craft and Design.
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
Woman’s Hour Crafts Prize
New £10,000 craft prize from BBC Woman’s Hour, Crafts Council and V&A

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