Whom we have supported

To date (May 2023) Art Friends Warwickshire has made 18 awards

The total value is £ 16110

These are the awards made since the start of Art Friends Warwickshire

Awarded in 2023

Dunchurch Open Studios 2023 – £1000


Art in the Park Leamington 2023 – £1000

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Cat Hamilton, artist – £1000

We match-funded a special computer with which Cat creates her artworks. These are printed on either aluminium or in acrylic


Warwick University – £2000

We contributed to Warwick University’s ‘Making Paintings’ programme for Primary Schools.

For more information click HERE


Awarded in 2022

All Saints Church, Leamington – £1000

We funded display boards for paintings and similar works of art to be used for local exhibitions and are available for hire. To see more detail click HERE


The Mead Gallery, Warwick University – £2500

The Mead Gallery at Warwick Arts Centre received a donation in support of their autumn/winter exhibition Radical Landscapes. To see more detail click HERE


Art in the Park, Leamington 2022 – £900

The general event has exhibitors in many art forms, mainly painting and pottery. We funded tailor-made workshops, depending on age and ability, so there is maximum enjoyment and challenge.

Within the whole event are a number of community outreach workshops which we are funding. These are run both face-to-face and digitally. Art is a well-known therapy for mental illness, especially when the artwork is  displayed at the festival. The workshops are tailor-made, depending on age and ability, so there is maximum enjoyment and challenge.


Culturefest exhibition at Hill Close Gardens, Warwick – £1050.

We part-funded the photographic exhibition by Catriona Dunnett, a local artist. She converts digital photographs into contact negatives to create handcrafted prints. This project was part of Culturefest, which is developed in support of the Birmingham Commonwealth Games. Her photographs are of aspects of the gardens, displayed in an innovative way across the summerhouses throughout the gardens so as to provide an interactive trail for families.


Sculpture in Willow at Priors Marston school – £500

To commemorate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee a willow sculpture made a local artist and involved all the children at the school.

Warwickshire Artisans, Creative Café – £1000

A creative workshop programme of 10 sessions with a focus on improving well-being through art isbased in Wootton Wawen. Eight participants had their first session at the beginning of May. There is a range of ages, a single mother of 3 young children to an 80 year old. Most participants were struggling with getting out and about post Covid.


Warwickshire Open Studios 2022 – £1000

An award to the central organising body to support their two-week summer show in Coventry and Warwickshire.


Dunchurch Open Studios 2022 – £1000

An award to support their participation in during the Warwickshire Open Studios 2022


Coventry ArtSpace – £1,060

An award to support residencies for two emerging artists this charity’s premises.

Coventry ArtSpace is a charity dedicated to supporting and developing the visual arts in Coventry for the benefit of its citizens. The residencies provide space in which to work together with mentoring on how to promote their activities.


Awarded in 2021

Royal Collection Trust – £200

Rachel Peat, Assistant Curator of the Royal Collection Trust spoke to us on Japanese Art in the RCT. The award went towards in-person learning events for a range of audiences during the Exhibition of Japanese art in the Royal Collection 2022.


Art in Dunchurch 2021 – £500

A donation towards publicity materials and insurance during Warwickshire Open Studios 2021.


“Healing Arts – Artie” – £1000

Towards art materials for patients at University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire


Awarded in 2020

Herbert Art Gallery, Coventry – £200

A donation on behalf of Fuchsia Hart, who spoke on “Art in Persia”


Princethorpe College, Warwickshire £200

Art Friends Warwickshire sponsored the Bauhaus Trophy, awarded for aesthetic design.

Art Friends Warwickshire who have used Princethorpe College as a lecture venue, presented the gift of a trophy to the school. It is to be awarded annually. To see more detail click HERE


Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge – £800

A donation on behalf of Dr Vicky Avery, who spoke on the exhibition at The Fitzwilliam on “Food in Art”. The award was used for students attending a linked conference.