The Copland Foundation Grants

The Copland Foundation Grants

These Copland Foundation Grants fund projects throughout Australia that fall under the umbrella of Alex Copland’s interests, namely:

The study, management, conservation, acquisition, and interpretation of collections;

  1. The study, management, conservation, acquisition and interpretation of relevant historic architecture,
  2. The provision of education programs, whether for staff of such museums, institutions, societies, organisations or for the general public,
  3. The purchase of art works and/or other artefacts, to be identified on public display by the purchaser as a gift from the Copland Foundation.

The Copland Foundation grants are divided into three categories:

1. Acquisitions

To assist galleries, museums and historic houses in the acquisition of objects that may come up at auction, the Trustees will consider such applications at any time of the year. All applications must be set out on the appropriate form which requires a description of the object, provenance, a full condition report, as well amount applied for and the benefits of its acquisition to the applying institution. Should an application be successful funds will only be released for the purchase of the object outlined in the application. Whilst on public display, such objects must be identified by the purchaser as a gift from the Copland Foundation.

2. Conservation and 3. Interpretation

Grants will be awarded for the conservation, research and/or interpretation of historic houses or gardens, or collections and individual pieces already held by an institution. Please note that applications seeking funding for a temporary exhibition/display will be judged based on the perceived long-term benefits to the institution.

* Historic Houses

Priority programs are those involving historic houses, their collections and gardens. While grants are not limited to this category, the Trustees will be particularly pleased to receive grant applications that come under this heading.

* Deadlines

Applications for acquisition grants are accepted at any time. The deadline for those relating to conservation or interpretation projects is September 15th, with grants awarded by January of the following year. Applications - including all images - should be submitted electronically via the portal on this website. Forms can be downloaded in Word format for this purpose. See guidelines for further details.

* Note

Organisations that receive grants will be required to supply the Copland Foundation with a USB containing photographs and a short piece of text following the acquisition or successful completion of the project. Please refer to the guidelines for further details.

Grant-guidelines-2023.pdf Grant-guidelines-2023.pdf (93kB)