Lichfield City Art Fund

Lichfield District Council and the Swinfen Broun Charitable Trust have come together to launch the Lichfield City Art Fund, which is offering £134,000 to fund public art across the city.

In 2008 Lichfield District Council sold the statue Donna Che Trattiene il Tempo, known locally as ‘Old Father Time’, after an unsuccessful appeal for an appropriate long term home for the piece. The statue had been bequeathed to the people of the City of Lichfield by Colonel Swinfen Broun.

The Lichfield City Art Fund has brought together Swinfen Broun Charitable Trust and Lichfield District Council with the aim to reinvest the proceeds of the sale into supporting new art projects that will benefit and celebrate the people of Lichfield, and also contribute to making sure Lichfield remains a vibrant and place.  

The aim of the fund is to support a variety of public art that will provide a lasting legacy for the people of Lichfield city and reflect the historic and local distinctiveness of the area. In particular, the council and trust are keen to fund commissions that focus on creating art space, or result in three dimensional visual art.

The deadline to apply to the Lichfield City Art Fund is by 4.30pm on Friday 22 December 2017.

For more information about the fund, the funding criteria and the process, please read our funding prospectus.

Please see the geographical area that is covered by the art fund and download the application form.

If you need any more information or guidance, please email ashley.baldwin@lichfielddc.gov.uk or call 01543 308206.


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