Moving Image Award Guidelines

Image: Still from Century City, Stuart Croft (2006)



The Stuart Croft Foundation Moving Image Award provides support for artist filmmakers to produce a significant moving image artwork that develops their practice and research. Applicants are particularly encouraged to experiment with narrative and submit distinct and inventive proposals.

Applicants must be UK residents with UK based projects.

Funding amount

Two awards of £5,000 each are available.
Successful projects will receive 80% of the award ahead of project realisation and 20% on completion.
Projects that do not have any additional funding or support will be prioritised.
At least one SCF Moving Image Award will be given to an applicant based outside of London.

Eligibility Criteria

Applications will be considered for projects that are:

– Artists’ moving image (for gallery/cinema/site specific/other)
– Short fiction film production
– Short documentary film production
– Visual essays
– UK-based projects from an applicant who is a UK resident.
– Applicants who have completed an MA or BA degree must have graduated more than two years prior to applying (any time before but not including August? 2017).
– Current BA students, MA students and PhD candidates are not eligible to apply.*
– Applicants who have completed a PhD may apply without any restrictions on the date they completed the PhD.

Applications will NOT be considered for projects that are:
– Projects taking place outside the UK from an applicant who is not a UK resident.
– From an applicant that has graduated within the last two years (in 2017 or more recently) from a higher education or post-graduate course
– Feature length fiction or documentary film production
– Student productions*
– Educational or research activity
– Publications and catalogues**
– Curated group or solo exhibitions**
– Programmed touring screenings**
– Festivals and events**
– Publications and catalogues**
– Symposia**
– Residencies or travel***

*If you are currently studying for a postgraduate degree (MA or PHD) or completed your undergraduate or postgraduate degree less than two years years ago, then you could be eligible for the SCF Education Award.
**The SCF Curation Award may cover this type of activity
***Travel costs may be supported if they are included in the production budget, but will not be solely funded by the Award.

Applying to the SCF Awards

The deadline for 2019 applications is has now passed. Decisions on applications will be announced by early March 2020.

Applicants can only apply to one award strand in any given year.

Equal opportunities monitoring

The Stuart Croft Foundation is committed to encouraging diversity and inclusion to promote equal opportunity in the development and growth of artists’ moving image. Monitoring is recommended by the Equality & Human Rights Commission.

We monitor applications to our funding through Artquest’s Applied project, which was set up to better understand artists working conditions, motivations, and the barriers they face. The information provided is used anonymously for monitoring and statistical purposes only, and is shared with SCF and the Applied partners. It can only be used on a non-commercial basis. The monitoring information helps shape future Stuart Croft Foundation projects and policies, improve our application processes and more broadly informs other arts organisations to create better programmes and advocacy for artists.

For more information, please visit the Artquest website.

Selection process

The selection panel for each of the awards consists of external professional consultants and trustee members with expertise in artist’s film and visual arts curating.
Due to the volume of applications received, the trustees reserve the right to discard any application that does not adhere to the award application criteria and format.
Decisions on applications will be announced by early March 2020.

We advise that successful applicants complete their projects within one year of receiving funding.

Help and advice

If you have any questions about the awards application process, please contact info@stuartcroftfoundation.org

Contact: info@stuartcroftfoundation.org © Stuart Croft Foundation 2017 | Registered charity No. 1163676 | Website: tmck.co.uk