Core Grants - Round 2


The Trustees of the Ulrike Michal Foundation for the Arts are pleased to announce that the Foundation is awarding grants to five arts projects. This is the second year that the foundation has been able to make awards.

The Ulrike Michal Foundation is supporting the following projects by awarding grants to:

Wirral Mind Fountain Art Group – to enable a year’s worth of art workshops at Wirral Mind’s Mental Health Resource Centre, culminating in an exhibition in Birkenhead.

Tate Aisle Gallery – to support the first of their seasonal art exhibition for 2022 at Birkenhead Park Visitor Centre.

Smithdown Social/Gallery 455 – to pay for a series of professionally led art classes for beginners and intermediates in painting, life-drawing, print-making and abstract art, with a scheduled end of year exhibition planned for January 2023 in Liverpool.

Wellington Road Art Studios – to deliver a series of workshops and training sessions in print-making for beginners and established local artists, followed by an exhibition in Prenton, Merseyside.

Knowsley Council – financial backing for their temporary exhibition, The Likeness of Being: Baum, Cockrill, Henri, Walsh which is on show at the Kirkby Gallery, Knowsley on Merseyside between May 10th and July 16th 2022.

David Brown, Chairman of the Ulrike Michal Foundation for the Arts said “As Trustees we would like to thank all those who made the effort to submit applications to the foundation. All the Trustees feel it is a real honour to play our part in enabling all these exciting projects to happen. We look forward to seeing each recipient realize their plans over the coming year and witnessing the benefits they bring.”

“Although the foundation’s grant fund is open to applicants from across north Wales, the border counties and Merseyside, the vast majority of the applications came from Liverpool and Wirral. Both areas were close to Ulrike’s heart; however, we would welcome applications from the rest of our region in the third funding round.”