Round 4 – Creative People, Getting Your Thinking Caps On!!

Call for Grant Applications by the Ulrike Michal Foundation for the Arts


The Ulrike Michal Foundation would like to announce the opening of their latest funding round for grant applications.

The Foundation is able to offer:

  • Three grants of up to £1,500, three grants for between £1,501 and £3,000 and two grants each for between £3,001 and £5,000 for art projects that “promote, encourage and extend the love, appreciation, enjoyment, understanding and practice of fine,
    decorative and applied arts among people of all ages through experiences at museums, art galleries, historic properties and in the community at large, both as individuals and communally, as participants and spectators.”

  • Four student grants of up to £500 each to assist students pursuing courses in the fine and decorative arts.

The foundation has previously supported art (fine and decorative) workshops, major art exhibitions, public art, the conservation of works of art, art in the community and residencies in projects organized by individual artists, community groups, schools, local and national museums, and art galleries.

Any fine or decorative art project that meets the broad aims of the foundation will be considered. The Trustees especially welcome applications that cherish, celebrate, develop, showcase and share the traditional skills of the fine and decorative arts.

David Brown, Chair of the Ulrike Michal Foundation “The Foundation has funded many deserving art-related projects since 2021 and, having been impressed by the applications in previous years, the Trustees look forward to seeing what interesting and varied requests come from this funding round. However, of the geographical areas covered by the charity, the Trustees have not yet made grants for any projects in Anglesey, Gwynedd, Flintshire or Herefordshire and would very much welcome applications from these counties. Also, as the Trustees have funded many workshop events and club exhibitions, they would be especially interested in receiving applications for more innovative, unusual and long-term legacy projects.”

Full details of the core and student grant schemes and the eligibility criteria are to be found on the foundation website.

The Foundation welcomes core grant applications for projects that will benefit communities across north Wales, Merseyside and the border counties of Cheshire, Shropshire and Herefordshire during the period from March 2024 through to April 2025 and the trustees will consider a longer time frame if the applicant can justify the need for additional time.

The Foundation welcomes student grant applications from students studying in our region and from students who come from our region but study elsewhere.

The deadline for all core grant applications is December 22nd 5 p.m.
The deadline for all student grant applications is November 30th 5 p.m.

The Trustees of the Foundation reserve the right to alter the number of core grants and student grants depending on the quality of the applications.

For more information, contact us