Dr. Martens & the ICA announce £60,000 in grants to support emerging artists

Fadumo Khamis

By Fadumo Khamis

Fadumo Khamis

16 Mar 2021

The Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) & Dr. Martens are joining forces to award £60,000 in production grants for new commissions in artists’ moving image and film (of any kind – music, visual arts etc.).

The global pandemic has wreaked havoc across the cultural sector – closing organisations and venues, and drastically reducing opportunities for artists. The ICA & Dr. Martens have teamed up to counteract this challenging environment.

The new opportunities made possible by this exciting new partnership are timely and much-needed by artists who are trying to break through in these challenging times.

Steven Cairns, Curator of Artists’ Film and Moving Image at the ICA

A total of seven grants will be awarded for the production of new works. With the support of Dr. Martens the ICA is providing one production grant of £30,000 and six grants of £5,000, supplemented with production support and mentoring. UK-based artists can apply through an open call until 30th March. Artists awarded these grants will then present their new works as part of Image Behaviour 2021 later this year, as well as through Dr. Martens’ digital platforms and on Cinema 3, the ICA’s new online platform.

Announcement of Artists awarded the grant by the appointed international jury, will be announced around May/June (date TBC).

The ICA and Dr. Martens have announced a series of workshops in-line with the fund. Tickets available here.