Proposals for making or producing new work or exhibitions
Deadline: January 14, 2013
Application fee: none
The Trustees’ main objective is to support new work. Given The Elephant Trust’s modest resources, grants are usually limited to £2,000. Priority is given to artists and small organisations and galleries who should submit well argued, imaginative proposals for making or producing new work or exhibitions.
To bear in mind at all times an original, inquisitive, open-minded, generous and unshockable approach to art in all its forms with a bias towards the visual arts.’
This injunction, laid down by the original Trustees of The Elephant Trust, embodies the spirit of its founders, Roland Penrose and Lee Miller, and remains the cornerstone of the Trust’s policy today.
The Trust was set up in 1975 to make it possible for artists and those presenting their work to undertake and complete projects when frustrated by lack of funds. It is committed to helping artists and institutions that depart from the routine and signal new, distinct and imaginative sets of possibilities.
The following categories are not supported:
Charities organising community projects
Educational or other studies
Residencies or research
Symposia or conferences
Publications or catalogues
Projects taking place outside the UK
Applicants are asked to consider these guidelines carefully, as well as the categories not supported, before applying to be sure that their project falls within the remit of The Elephant Trust.