Stuart Croft was an innovative artist whose film practice involved narrative circularity, appropriation and the language of genre cinema. The Stuart Croft Foundation is dedicated to supporting moving image artists and filmmakers to test new ideas and take risks with both form and content.
Launched in March 2017 to support the production and dissemination of new moving image works, the Stuart Croft Foundation scheme has offered three distinct funding awards: the Moving Image Award, the Education Award, and an award that encourages the development of a different aspect concerning moving image each year – a Special Projects Award in 2017, and a Research Award in 2018.
The SCF awards have enabled artists, filmmakers, researchers, and curators 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.
Previous recipients are Lucy Pawlak – Holding (2018 Moving Image Award), Frances Scott – Its soil was a plot she do the tree in different voices (2017 Moving Image Award), Adam Roberts – Retrospect: residue, trace, absence (2018 Research Award), Erik Martinson – Its origins are indeterminate (2017 Special Projects Award), Jennifer Martin – Teeth (2018 Education Award) and Sam Williams – the actual structure is the material (2017 Education Award).
Now in its third year, the SCF awards are increasing the number of funding opportunities to award five individual projects across three separate categories:
– Two Moving Image Awards (£5000 each) will provide support for artist filmmakers to produce a significant moving image artwork that develops their practice and research.
– Two Education Awards (£1000 each) will provide support for current and recent postgraduate students (MA and Doctoral research candidates) to create a moving image artwork that explores specific aspects of their film practice.
– One Curation Award (£2000) new for 2019,offers support for an independent curator to realise a curatorial project that makes an original contribution to public access and discourse concerning the moving image in its many forms.
Stuart Croft Foundation would like to ensure we are providing support for activity happening across the UK and will award at least two proposals from applicants based outside of London.
The deadline for applications has now passed. The recipients will be announced by early March.
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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.
The Curation Award supports curators to deliver curatorial projects that make an original contribution to public access and discourse concerning the moving image in its many forms.
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.