The Supporting Act Foundation
Our Programs

The Supporting Act Foundation offers a variety of programs designed to help emerging artists and community-centered initiatives.

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Creative bursary

Helping students from marginalized backgrounds get ready for graduation and pursue career opportunities that span technology and the arts. This bursary was created in honor of Jetske van der Wouden, a creative engineer and former WeTransfer employee who sadly passed away in 2021.

Who should consider applying?

  • Students in the final year (2022-23) of any kind of undergraduate course who are pursuing a career at the intersection of arts and technology

  • Who are based in UK, NL, ES, FR, IT, DE

  • Who self-identify as coming from underrepresented or marginalized groups

  • Who are experiencing any form of financial hardship

Grant:

  • Ten bursaries of €10,000. To go toward tuition fees, living costs, study materials, or other educational costs

Jury:

  • Diana Alcausin, Alan Warburton, Danielle Brathwaite-Shirley, Rachel Uwa, Filippo Cuttica, Mónica Rikić

Dates:

  • Applications open September 1, 2022

  • [EXTENDED DEADLINE] Applications close on September 26, 2022 (at 12PM CET) or until we reach 500 submissions

Closed

Impact grant

Empowering underfunded grassroots organizations who seek social, intersectional, or environmental justice—particularly for people from marginalized backgrounds. The goal of this grant is to help organizations reach wider communities by covering operational costs and offering non-financial guidance and support.

Who should consider applying?

  • Grassroots organizations registered between 2017 and 2021 as non-profits in UK, NL, ES, FR, IT, DE 

  • Who are led by one or more artists and/or using arts for change 

  • Who are running at least one project with a place-based or transnational community-driven approach in topics related to social, intersectional and/or environmental justice or who are offering any kind of support to emerging artists from underrepresented or marginalized groups

  • Who are underfunded, struggling to cover existing operational costs, lack of stable source of income or need more resources to continue delivering their existing projects

Grant:

  • Six unrestricted grants of €25,000 aimed to help cover operational costs so organizations can focus on growth, support, and reach. Grants will be awarded for a two-year period, commencing in November 2022.

Jury:

  • Marie Fol, Tatiana Bazzichelli, Anis Barnat

Dates:

  • Applications open September 1, 2022

  • Applications close on September 26, 2022 (at 12PM CET) or until we reach 75 submissions

Closed

Community grant

Funding artist-led initiatives that are building networks of emerging artists, particularly from marginalized backgrounds. This grant is about tackling the social and economic challenges many artists face across Europe, creating circles of support in a way that’s genuine, sustainable, and can have widespread impact.

Who should consider applying?

  • Individuals, collectives or organizations who run artist-led initiatives oriented to build and/or support communities of artists from underrepresented and/or marginalized groups

  • Who are based in UK, NL, ES, FR, IT or DE

  • Who started the initiative in 2020 or 2021

  • Who are underfunded, struggling to cover existing costs, lack of financial sustainability or need more resources to continue running the project

Grant:

  • Ten grants of €20,000 to cover project-related costs.

Jury:

  • Amos Eretusi, Bani Brusadin, Shirin Mirachor

Dates:

  • Applicants open on September 1, 2022

  • Applications close on September 26, 2022 (at 12PM CET) or until we reach 90 submissions

Closed

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