We promote a questioning and risk taking approach, exploring intolerance both past and present within all forms of the arts.

We fund and co produce ambitious and challenging projects which engage audiences, aiming to question, challenge and examine inherent cultures, systems and behaviours that stand in the way of inclusion.

Funding New Work

We are self funding and have modest resources, therefore, grants are limited to a maximum of £5,000. We only fund Art projects which have a strong social impact, that can reach as wide an audience as possible. All applications must include where and how projects will be exhibited or distributed, who your intended audience will be and how you intend to reach them.

The Responsa Foundation expects to be the sole funder and only under certain circumstances will consider applications where the total budget for the project exceeds the amount sought.

Applicants are asked to consider these guidelines as well as the categories not supported, before applying.

How to Apply

We operate on a rolling basis.

Apply online following the instructions on the Application page

Shortlisted applicants will be invited for interview and, if successful, for an initial meeting, to discuss the parameters of our collaboration and agree a payment schedule.

Successful projects must be completed within one year of receiving the grant.

Regular meetings will occur as necessary and an evaluation report will be required within one month of the project’s completion. The artist will also be required to produce online content, usually a synopsis of their project with images which may also include articles, video, interviews, blog etc.


We turn down Applications if:
You are not working or living in the UK
You cannot complete the project within a year

For more information please see our FAQ’s page