SANE has a long association with the arts and for many years held a successful awards scheme providing grants to individuals wishing to further their artistic development.
The SANE Creative Awards Scheme builds on this tradition and presents an opportunity for those affected by mental ill-health, including their families and carers, to take a step towards realising their creative potential. The scheme was launched in May 2019. It awards grants to individuals to buy materials, enrol on courses, or hold exhibitions.
The awards are given for proposals in visual art which, for the purposes of the scheme, includes all forms of painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, mixed media and digital art.Proposals to purchase multi-use digital equipment such as smartphones or tablets will not be considered. Materials or equipment should only be used to help further applicants’ artistic goals.Applicants are judged on their artistic merit, clarity of aim and financial need. Awards range from £100 to £300.
Applications are assessed by a panel, which includes representatives of SANE and art professionals from the Open College of the Arts, who offer feedback, guidance and advice.In the four rounds of the scheme to date, artists have submitted work of outstanding quality and 342 awards have been made. Three award-winners have had their work included in the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition.
Application link is listed below.
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