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Warwick District Council are delighted to be appointed as administrators for the ongoing France Brodeur Young Artist Award. This offers financial support for young visual artists aged 18 to 35 to dedicate time to developing skills to support their artistic practice.

  • Grants are for an individual or collaborations of artists.
  • The grants are annual and are open to all UK based artists for costs involved in proposed projects.
  • The award will have a positive impact on the artists creative development, through developing their skills, techniques, or ideas.
  • Artists who can demonstrate a commitment to their work and technical rigour, are of particular interest to FBYAA.
  • You will be asked to provide proof of your age (either birth certificate, driving license, or passport).
  • Grants are available for up to £2,000; applicants can apply for funds towards their project or for the full project costs.

Background to FBYAA award

Born in the French-speaking province of Quebec, Canada, in 1952, France Brodeur worked and studied with artists and printmakers in Canada, France, Scotland, and England as well as exhibiting internationally. She lived the last 20 years of her life in Leamington Spa, was an active member of the local artistic community, the Association of Midlands Artists (AMA), Oxford Printmakers Co-operative (OPC), and took part in Warwickshire Open Studios.

France died in April 2014. The FBYAA seeks to honour both her art and her belief in life and its need to be lived, celebrated, and evoked. France especially valued the aspirations of those younger than her. Please visit the France Brodeur website to see her inspirational artwork.

Grant timescales

  • Grant applications open Monday 1 April 2024
  • Submit your application by Sunday 23 June 2024
  • Announcements will be made by Monday 22 July 2024

How to apply 


Applications are made online.

Apply for the FBYAA grant

The application form is timed to 20 mins per page, so have all documentation and answers prepared in advance.

What happens once you apply?

  1. After you submit your application, we will first check whether it is eligible.
  2. The FBYAA steering group will then assess it , looking at your work, and the proposed development and outcomes of your artistic development and project, and the feasibility of your costings.
  3. We will also carry out a risk assessment of your application, using the information you have provided, to see if there are any weaknesses and threats effecting the feasibility of the project or your ability to deliver your proposed activity.
  4. We will then look at the overall balance of the applications in terms of diversity, range of art forms and disciplines, and geographic spread across the district. Eligible applications will then be shortlisted by the FBYAA steering group.


Quotes from grant recipients

Molly Lemon maker image

The France Brodeur Young Artist Award gave me the tools to develop my practice and make the artwork I had been aspiring to create. It gave me the validation I needed to really believe in my artistic abilities and goals. This process has filled me with even more ambition, and I feel it has started the ball rolling for my future career as an artist.

Molly Lemon

Getting the ward has been amazing! Thanks to their support I got to collaborate with three makers from the midlands and learnt a lot from them about new materials. I would definitely recommend other artists to apply for this opportunity as the FBYAA not only support a project but do so, in the context of the development of your practice.

Pamela Schilderman