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Detailed Information
  • The Elephant Trust.
  • Trustees meet four times a year to consider applications, as advertised on website.
  • Grants of up to ¬£2,000 but with the addition of the Shelagh Wakely Bequest some larger grants of up to ¬£5,000 may be awarded.
  • Awards are available to UK artists for new, innovative visual projects. Small organisations and galleries are also eligible.
  • Aims to make it possible for artists to undertake and complete projects when confronted by lack of funds.
  • Open application by post. Requires projected budget, visual material and CV.

‘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 art institutions/galleries that depart from the routine and signal new, distinct and imaginative sets of possibilities.