Artes Mundi is a biennially prize of £40,000 with runners-up awarded £4,000. The work of short-listed artists is displayed as part of the Artes Mundi exhibition at the National Museum Cardiff. It is open to any artist of any age and nationality whose work explores the human condition. The focus is on international contemporary visual artists who engage with social reality and lived experience.
Arts Council England invest in art and culture for a lasting return. They are always looking for organisations, artists, events, initiatives and others to apply for their funding to help them achieve: our mission of great art and culture for everyone.
Visit Arts Council Wales for funding and how to apply for grants. One of the ways that Arts Council Wales supports the arts is through the funding that they give to individuals and organisations.
Arts Council of Ireland has open applications throughout the year. Grant sizes vary depending on the fund. Arts Council of Ireland’s strategic context for the support of visual arts has five priority areas: the artist; public engagement; investment strategy; spatial and demographic planning; and developing capacity. Visual arts include a range of media such as painting, drawing, sculpture, printmaking, photography, live art/performance, film, video or other digital imaging media.
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.