Stuart Croft Foundation
Award Scheme

The Stuart Croft Foundation enables artists, filmmakers, researchers, and exhibitors working in and between the gallery and the cinema to undertake and complete small-scale projects, where other funding options may be difficult to obtain.

Launched in March 2017 to support the production and dissemination of new moving image works, the award scheme offers three distinct funding awards – The Moving Image Award, The Research Award and The Education Award.

The 2017 award recipients were Frances Scott – Its soil was a plot she do the tree in different voices (Moving Image), Erik Martinson – Its origins are indeterminate (Special Projects Award), and Sam Williams – the actual structure is the material (Education Award).

The award allowed for a very different scale and format of the project. Without the support of the Stuart Croft Foundation I wouldn’t have been able to work for example with Chu-Li Shewring on the sound or An Endless Supply on the printed script, or to extend to presenting the tree itself, which was a big undertaking. It developed my research and practice around the film’s constituent parts, and also how the moving image sits within a sculptural installation. It also perhaps built my confidence to make the most of the invitation to show at Yorkshire Sculpture Park, and across several sites within it. 
I felt that, though it is never explicitly pushed, one of the important aspects to the Stuart Croft Foundation is the underlying sense that those ‘behind’ the scenes are friends and colleagues of Stuart’s – artists and those working closely with artists – and this transmits in the ethos of the foundation and the way that as an artist, you and your work are approached…. an emphasis on ideas and experimentation.
– Frances Scott, Its soil was a plot she do the tree in different voices, recipient of the Stuart Croft Foundation Moving Image Award 2017.

You can read more about the selected 2017 artists and their projects here.

Applications for the 2018 awards are now closed.

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The Moving Image

The Moving Image Award supports moving image artists and filmmakers to test new ideas and take risks with both form and content. Applicants are particularly encouraged to experiment with narrative.

2018 Moving Image Award fund:


The Research

The Research Award enables curators, writers and researchers to realise innovate projects that directly encounter the archive of Stuart Croft, making original contributions to the public access and discourse surrounding the artist’s work.

2018 Research Award fund:


The Education

The Education Award provides grants to support postgraduate students (MA and Doctoral research candidates) and those within their first year of graduating  to conduct specific aspects of their film practice.

2018 Education Award fund:


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