bear in mind at all times an original, inquisitive,
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 Trusts 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.
The Trustees’ main objective is to support new work. Given The Elephant Trust’s modest resources, grants have usually been limited to £2,000, but with the addition of the Shelagh Wakely Bequest some larger grants of up to £5,000 may be awarded. Priority is given to artists in the fine arts and small organisations and galleries who should submit well argued, imaginative proposals for making or producing new work or exhibitions.
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.
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