The Curation Award Guidelines

Image: Screening of Drive-In at the SCF launch, photo by Anna Lucas.



The Stuart Croft Foundation Curation Award provides 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. Applicants are particularly encouraged to focus on moving image that experiments with narrative.

Applicants must be UK residents with UK based projects.

Funding amount

One award of £2,000 is available.
The successful project will receive 80% of the award ahead of project realisation and 20% on completion.
Projects that do not have any additional/match funding or support will be prioritised.

Eligibility Criteria

Applications will be considered for projects that are:
– Curated group or solo exhibitions
– Programmed touring screenings
– Festivals and events
– Publications and catalogues
– Symposia
– UK-based projects and from a UK-based applicant
Applications will NOT be considered for projects that are:
– Moving Image production*
– Undergraduate or postgraduate student productions**
– Residencies or travel***
– Academic research
– Research and development towards larger-scale projects
– Projects taking place outside the UK and from an applicant who is not based in the UK
*If you are applying for funding to support a Moving Image production, then you could be eligible for the SCF Moving Image Award or the SCF Education Award
**If you are studying a postgraduate degree (MA or PHD), then you could be eligible for the SCF Education Award
***Travel costs may be supported if they are included in the production budget, but will not be solely funded by the Award.
Visit the main Awards page to find out more.

Applying to the SCF Awards

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

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

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