Please find below a list of answers to the frequently asked questions regarding the work of the Responsa Foundation.

How much funding can I apply for?

We offer Grants up to £2,000. Should you require higher funding we are willing to collaborate with other agencies as long as your work follows closely to our remit.

What do you mean by the ‘arts’?

The ‘Arts’ can consist of any practice, including painting, drawing, sculpture, performance art, photography, video/film/moving image, installation, interactive media, music, theatre, film, dance, and other performing arts and other media such as interactive media, are also included in our definition of the arts. We’re also open to artists working in text, literature and poetry any craft/maker, sound art, comics, book art, new media/online. To sum up, we’re interested in any new art work that thinks out of the box, is socially engaging and is exciting to us.

Who owns the copyright to the work?

You retain the copyright for all of your work. You are responsible for sourcing copyright for any proprietorial content they use in their work. The Responsa Foundation retains the rights to use imagery generated by your work indefinitely.

Why the one year time frame?

We believe that working within an achievable period time limit of one year gives you a good framework to work in, whilst having a firm boundary stated in the contract to get the work done.

Why do we ask you to reach a wide audience?

Ask yourself how can my work reach as the widest possible audience? The more people who see your work the better for both of us and engagement is key. Our aim is to start conversations and thinking about inclusion and diversity. We require our projects to have specific plans as to how this will be achieved. One can use ingenious ways to promote and show work outside of gallery walls.

Is my information kept private when I apply?

All information provided us will be held in strict confidence. We use the information from your grant application solely to evaluate your request.

Is my grant subject to Income Taxes?
The artist is responsible for this. Please consult with your accountant to discuss the tax implications.
Is collaborative funding possible?

Yes, joint/collaborative applications are welcome. As stated we offer Funding up to £2,000 (see Guidelines). All Grants above this amount will need to be funded together with us and other organisations. We are looking for proposals that are realistic and within the means of the amount offered.

How long will it take to hear back?

We will confirm when we receive your application and aim to process it within  6-8 weeks.