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Arts and Conservation funds - External

The Idlewild Trust supports charities that improve opportunities for young professionals working in the arts, particularly at an early stage in their careers working creatively within the arts including composers, curators and theatre-makers (eg: directors and choreographers). Idlewild Trust doesn’t fund private or state higher, secondary or primary education institutions including universities, schools, colleges and conservatoires.; and supporting the conservation of important works of art and objects that are being lost through the lack of funds to look after these works. The Trust awards around £130,000 each year in grants. During 2020 the average grant was £3,880.

Organisations applying should be UK Registered Charities in the arts sector, delivering high quality and professional work with a strong track-record. Programmes should be for talented early-stage professionals with existing training or very relevant experience.

The Idlewild Trust run two grant programmes:

1. Arts: Nurturing Early-Stage Professionals

Grants to improve opportunities for professionals working creatively within the arts at an early stage in their career. Aim: We want to improve opportunities for professionals working creatively in the arts at an early stage in their careers.

How: We’re interested in programmes that encourage and nurture the talent of professional musicians, dancers, actors, writers and artists in the performing, fine and applied arts at an early stage of their careers. Participants should be 18 years or over.

2. Conservation: Objects and Works of Art

Grants to support the conservation of historic or artistically important objects and works of art in museums, galleries, places of worship, historic buildings or their grounds. Aim: We support the conservation of important works of art and objects that are being lost through the lack of funds to look after these works.

How: We’re interested in projects that aim to conserve historic or artistically significant objects and works of art including artefacts, textiles, furniture, metalwork, manuscripts, wall paintings, tombs and stained glass of high quality. Works must be in museums, galleries, places of worship and historic buildings or their grounds, and be accessible to the public.

The next closing date for applications to its grant-making programme is the 15th March 2022.