The Education Award Guidelines

Image: still from Death Waltz, Stuart Croft (2008).



The Stuart Croft Foundation Education Award provides 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. Applicants are particularly encouraged to experiment with narrative.

Applicants must be UK residents with UK based projects.

Funding amount

Two awards of £1,000 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/match funding or support will be prioritised. At least one SCF Education 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.

Applicants must fall under one of the following categories:
– UK-based postgraduate students who are currently studying for a postgraduate degree (MA or PHD, or alternative equivalent) within a UK academic institution
– UK-based applicants who graduated from postgraduate degree (MA or PHD, or alternative equivalent) less that two years ago (including and following August 2017).

Applications will NOT be considered for projects that are:
– Undergraduate (BA) or Higher Education (Foundation Diploma) student productions
– From applicants who graduated more than two years ago (earlier than and not including June 2017).*
– Projects taking place outside the UK
– Curated group or solo exhibitions**
– Programmed touring screenings**
– Festivals and events**
– Publications and catalogues**
– Symposia**
– Academic research
– Research and development towards larger-scale projects
– Residencies or travel***

*If you have been out of education for 2 years or more, then you could be eligible for the SCF Moving Image Award.
**The SCF Curators 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.
Visit the main Awards page to find out more.

Applying to the SCF Awards

The deadline for 2019 applications is has now passed.

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 made in Jan 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