Terms and Conditions

Professional Status

The Trust defines as professional, artists who 1] have devoted most of their training and/or working lives in pursuit of their art and/or craft, 2] are known for their artistic work, 3] intend on the whole to continue with it (unless they are retiring from work altogether) and 4] have made a significant portion of their income from that pursuit and that work.


The Trust is required to ensure that grants are given to support residencies which could otherwise not be afforded. The charity will be expected to confirm that their beneficiaries in receipt of Trust support 1] are or have been professional artists, and 2] are individuals whose financial circumstances are not sufficiently flexible in general to be able to afford such stays as that for which an application is being made, and whose means are insufficient to cover this particular stay without the provision of the grant requested. The trustees reserve the right to require further information from charities to support any applications.


The Trust is not permitted to give grants to artists for any costs at medical, nursing or dedicated convalescent homes other than board and lodging, and daily attention from health professionals or other medical needs should be covered from other sources.

Education / Conferences

The Trust is not permitted to give grants to cover any fees for an educational course, a seminar or conference or such an event. However, it may be used for individuals or members of a group who wish to work, consult or study together, provided that the grant is only applied to the fees for accommodation and meals.

Public Benefit

The trustees wish to monitor how their grants are providing public benefit. Charities will be required to write a short note in their application, explaining the benefits as they see them. They will then also be asked for a brief note reporting on any previous grant, how it was used, and how they judged its value; any information in this report should be statistical and not refer to particular artists by name.  Please contact the Secretary for further details. 

Acknowledgement of Support

The trustees will usually require charities to make acknowledgement of the Trust in any publications or similar in which they describe or celebrate their own work.

Trustees’ Decisions

The trustees’ decisions on eligibility and applications are final, and they are not required to give reasons for their decisions.


Charities may contact the Secretary by email at any time to discuss possibilities and find out how to make applications for grant support. The trustees meet to discuss applications four times a year, in March, June, September and December.

Each particular application will be considered on its own merits and according to the funds available at that time. The Secretary will inform charities of the result of their application within four weeks of the trustees’ meetings. This decision will be final, and the trustees are not required to give reasons for their decisions.  If the application is successful, the grant will usually be made within eight weeks of the decision.


All communication must be by e-mail or post. Charities wishing to contact the Trust by phone should e-mail to make an appointment for a conversation.

Applications Status

  • The website is closed for applications due to the current health crisis. The next deadline for applications will be announced as soon as possible, but is unlikely to be before January 2021.
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