Paul Hamlyn Foundation: Funding directory for visual artists and composers



Paul Hamlyn Foundation created a funding directory website to provide a portal for information on funding opportunities for individual artists and composers. The resource is based on a mapping exercise carried out in 2011 as part of a review of the PHF Awards for Artists, which supports visual artists and composers. The site includes a comprehensive list of competitions, bursaries and award for artists.

The website does not form a completely comprehensive list, and there will be sources of funding that the Foundation have not included. The site will be updated periodically to correct any out-of-date information or to add newly emerging funding streams.

Paul Hamlyn Foundation is an independent grant-making organisation that works to help people fulfil their potential and enjoy a better quality of life. It operates three UK programmes – in the Arts, Education and Learning and Social Justice – and a programme of support for NGOs in India. The PHF Awards for Artists are a Special Initiative of the Arts programme.

For more information on the Foundation and its work, please visit or for information about the PHF Awards for Artists, visit

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New Belfast Community Arts Initiative trading as Community Arts Partnership is a registered charity (XR 36570) and a company limited by guarantee (Northern Ireland NI 37645).Registered with The Charity Commission as New Belfast Community Arts Initiative - NIC105169.