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Our funding has come from a variety of sources which have supplemented earned income from workshops, print auctions and in service training.

As a not for profit company limited by guarantee, Companies House No: 4078671 our accounts are published annually and are available for members scrutiny in the studio.

All profits are re-invested in the studio and its activities

The Arts Council of Wales has been our most consistent funder from the setting up of the workshop in 1998. This was originally done with private money from the founder members, Jackie Ford and Alan Williams.

Funders listed alphabetically

Artes Mundi

Through the auspices of the Artes Mundi trustees, and a collaboration with AWEMA we were able to mount printmaking workshops in Swansea and bring artist Aleem Dad Khan from Pakistan to work on the project in November 2006.

See Artes Mundi Outreach Project

Total Project £10,000 Swansea Print Workshop £7,000

Arts Council of Wales

2013-14:      Dylan Thomas Dialogues, £25,000

2012-13:      Drawn to PrintBuilding New Relationships, £22,000

2012:             Effective Marketing in Practice Training Grant, £3,372

2011:           Import-Export, Artist Exchange with Edinburgh Printmakers, £22,000  

2010-11:      Digital Imaging and Application Training Grant, £3750

2009-10:     New Creative Dialogues, Artist in Residence, £15,000

2008-8:       Changing Swansea Project £15,000

2007-8:       Information and Resource Coordination Project £20,000

2005:          Festival of Muslim Cultures: UK 2006:  £24,000    Project Manager: Exhibition of Contemporary Pakistani      Printmakers

2005:          Feasibility Study: Stage C Capital grant of £38,200 for new premises to be located at the Kings Lane Warehouse

2004:          Small Grant Scheme:Marketing and Publicity project: £5000

2004:          Volunteer Participation Project: £12,000

2003:          Dylan Thomas Print Project

This was a collaborative print project by twelve printmakers to produce a limited edition boxed set of prints.

especially when the october wind   TWELVE ORIGINAL PRINTS

Collectors item to mark the 50th anniversary of Dylan Thomas’s death.

2001-4:       PrintWorks: Outreach Project £69,076   Arts Council of Wales: Arts for All Award

Mobile press /outreach project

2000: Capital grant of £89.962 for the purchase and refurbishment of the studios at 19a Clarence Street, Swansea

1999: Feasibility Study for the refurbishment of 19a Clarence Street: £6,000

Arts Wales International

  2007 to transport Contemporary Welsh Printmakers touring exhibition to Pakistan and to initiate the links with communities and organizations in Pakistan £3000

All Wales Ethnic Minority Association

 2006: Tri-lingual catalogue for Contemporary Welsh Printmakers and Promoting Multiculturism through Art: £4,000

A contribution of £1200 towards the sum of £4,200 for a feasibility study in Pakistan. The purpose of the study was to outline the potential for developing a mutual understanding of Welsh and Pakistani cultures through the medium of printmaking as an art form between artists from the respective countries.

Report: Sarah Hopkins

Better Swansea Compact Funding

 2005-8: Projects, Programmes and Administration Coordination   £35,000 over 3 years

 City and County of Swansea

1999: Business Connect: Set-up grant of £1000, part of which paid for ICOM to write a constitution for the limited company.

2001: Interest-free loan of £10,000 from the City and Council of Swansea to be repaid over 10 years

Exemption from Rates approved from inception to date by City and Council of Swansea.

Communities First 

2008-9: Ever Changing Swansea Community Arts Project, £5,000

2005: Printmaking workshops in Castle Ward £5000

Compact Funding Award:

2003: part time administrative post for one year £10,000  .

Esmee Fairbairn Foundation Award:

2004-7   £60,000 over three years

Workshop Development Project providing core funding for the central activity of the organisation and a period of stability and development.


2010-11:     Young Volunteers Community Arts Project, £7306

Local Investment Fund

2010:     Website Development, £1,000

Millennium Awards  : Wales Council for Voluntary Services  

1999-2000: Pilot for Mobile Press Outreach Project £5000.

Russell Commission

2008-09:   Young Volunteers/Interns Programme, £9980.50

WCVS Millennium Award Scheme. £10,000.

2003:    You & Your Community: Photo Screenprint Project

Training programme for four artists in photo silkscreen processes with four supporting workshops to develop a teaching programme. 

Swansea Arts Forum Trust

 2005: “All About Me”, Photography / print project targeting people with mental health problems attending community day centres. :£1500

Swansea Development Fund

2005: Small Grant Award for projector and laptop £1000

2002: Access Project: Increasing opening times and public access through a part time technician post with some administration support: £12,000

Part time Technician post and admin support: £12,000

2001: Small Grant Award: Colour laser printer to facilitate in-house printing and marketing £1000

Swansea Housing Association, now Coastal Housing

2006: Partnership funding for Feasibility Study. £12,800