How to apply

Henry Moore Grants support exhibitions, exhibition catalogues, commissions, conferences, research, post-doctoral research fellowships, publications, and the development of collections through acquisitions, conservation, cataloguing and display.

Applications are assessed in terms of their:

  • development of the study of sculpture
  • contribution to the public awareness and understanding of sculpture
  • encouragement of new thinking in sculpture, including the history of sculpture
  • artistic quality
  • careful financial management

Please observe the following guidelines in your application:

  • In the case of exhibitions, we will only consider applications where the full list of artists is confirmed.
  • In the case of publications and conferences, we will only consider applications where the full list of contributors is confirmed; and in the case of publications, an outline distribution plan must be submitted.
  • We consider applications covering projects of varying scales, but only support organisations. Applications from individuals are only accepted when applying for a Research and Travel Grant. If a Research and Travel Grant is awarded it will be paid to the individual.
  • We may support international sculpture in Britain and abroad.
  • Applications should be filed online.
  • The Grants Committee does not offer feedback on applications.
  • Project start dates should be six months after the application deadlines.
  • The Foundation does not provide revenue expenditure.
  • No grant (or part of any grant) may be used to pay any fee or to provide any other benefit to any individual who is a Trustee of The Henry Moore Foundation. Please advise whether it is envisaged that any Trustee will have an interest in the project in respect of which a grant is sought.

Please apply for a grant in the appropriate category for your project.

From 2 May 2017, grant applicants/recipients can log in to 'My Account' to save, return to edit, or share an application before final submission; or view the status of current and archived grant applications.  Please click on the icon at the top right of this page to register/create an account.

A pdf copy of the application questions is available in the right hand menu.

Grants funding application form