We made our first Awards in the Summer of 2013. The successful artists were Chris Jennings and George Hardy. Chris is a well-established artist who explores the deeper meaning of abstract forms while George is a recent graduate who creates large-scale, detailed portraits in biro. The Awards are to help Mr Jennings continue his career in the face of medical problems and to enable Mr Hardy to set up and tour a professionally mounted touring exhibition of his work.
About the ABF
The ABF has been supporting artists for over 200 years. Today our aim is to enable artists to begin, develop or sustain a fully professional career.
Having identified the needs of artists and in continuing to serve the objects of the charity, we are currently partnering with academic institutions for provision of grant funding. We are therefore not responding to any grant requests from individual artists and their dependents.
The ABF provides an ideal framework for helping to sustain the arts in Britain. We believe many companies and individuals will want to help. Donations to the Fund will be channelled to provide well-considered practical help to artists in need.