January 2023

The Trustees have reviewed the priorities for the resources of the Trust for the next few years in the light of advice received on a sustainable level of cash withdrawal from the Trust’s investment fund.

The Trustees intend to prioritise their charitable expenditure on educational grants and the Picker House and Collection as follows:-

  • The maintenance of the Picker House and Art Collection and the further development of access to it by both the general public and students, for whom the Trustees wish it to be a resource.  The Trustees intend to develop, with the assistance of Kingston University, digital means of access to the House, the Collection and the Archive.
  • The continuation of the Stanley Picker Fellowships in Fine Art and Design.
  • Continuing support for The Stanley Picker Gallery and The Department of Fine Art at Kingston University.
  • An annual grant to the Israel Museum for the acquisition of contemporary art or design in memory of Stanley Picker.
  • The continuation of the Stanley Picker Trust internship programme for a student curator at Matt’s Gallery in London.
  • The provision of up to 10 annual named scholarships of up to £5,000 each for students undertaking vocational training in Fine Art or Performing Arts in the UK.  Institutions will be asked to propose by 31 March the criteria upon which they would award such scholarships (which may be shared between more than one student) and the Trustees will select and notify the institutions concerned by 30th of April.  The grants will then be paid in the first fortnight of September.

Applications should be made between 1 January and 31 March and addressed to :

The Operations Manager
Stanley Picker Trust
PO Box 803 *
Bury St Edmunds
IP33 9PR

* Note the new postal address, effective from Nov 1st 2021