Artists & makers
This award category
The arts are an integral and powerful part of many aspects of society and we are interested in encouraging greater access and widening contexts for their creation and enjoyment.
We welcome applications that explore how the arts can improve the quality of life of individuals and communities through connecting to any of our other project categories. (In this case, please choose the relevant other category on your application form.) We are particularly keen to hear from people who are arts practitioners, in any arts form.
Applications for Churchill Fellowships are currently closed.
Applications for our next round of Churchill Fellowships will open from 16 May 2019 to 5pm on 17 September 2019, for travel in 2020.
A life-changing opportunity
Have you ever wanted to explore new ideas in a subject close to your heart? Discover how things are done in other countries and bring that knowledge back home?
A Churchill Fellowship is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to expand your horizons and make a difference. It offers up to two months overseas, researching a topic of your choice – and then a lifetime relationship to help you spread the global insights that you bring back.
Everyone can apply, regardless of age, background or qualifications, so long as they are a UK citizen over 18. We particularly welcome applicants who would not find funding elsewhere.
Additional funding for interpreters is available.
Bronze founder David Snoo Wilson travelled to Germany, Latvia, Poland and Austria in 2014 to learn traditional bell-casting techniques. David has since co-founded a business casting bells at weddings, incorporating a ring-melting ceremony influenced by his experiences of metal-casting performances in the Baltic.
Arts worker Kerry Rooney travelled to the USA in 2014 to explore ways of enabling older people to participate in the arts. Since his travels, Kerry’s organisation, Kaleidoscope, have established the Imagine Arts Centre, a programme enabling over 200 participants aged between 60 and 88 to take part in weekly classes in a variety of arts-based activities.