A 'fund-tastic' year for Southampton artists

We’d like to congratulate all Southampton visual artists for recent successful Arts Council Applications. 

In the last 6 months no fewer than 25 Southampton artists have made successful applications, with the latest results being announced just last week.

This year a new collective of 18 graduate artists – now based in Southampton after taking part in ‘a space’ arts’ graduate programme RIPE – are celebrating getting their first ACE funding as independent artists.

The ZEST collective of Solent University and Winchester School of Arts graduates will produce a body of work inspired by the historically important Old Northam Road – Southampton’s former antiques quarter.

Well done to…

Producer Katie Daley-Yates, who will use her DYCP round 8 funding to start preparing a public art programme for Bitterne.

Sarah Filmer who was successful with two Project Grant applications for Knit the Walls and the ‘pig’ project.

Gemma Gore who was successful with DYCP funding round 8.

Arches Resident Asten Holmes-Elliott, who will project films made by local LGBTQ+ families onto streets around Southampton in ARTICLE 16, using funding from a Project Grant.

Dave Hubble – a new resident of Arches Studios – who will use his DYCP grant to expand his professional network.

Emma Richardson who was given a DYCP grant to help develop her painting practice.

ZEST whose Project Grant success will fund Signs of the Times in Northam.

Rachel Adams who was successful in DYCP round 8.


If you weren’t successful this time round, please take a look at our Artist Development programme. You can schedule an appointment with Alys who can help guide you through the ACE application process. 

Details of recent successful grant recipients can be found here and here.