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
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.
Total Project £10,000 Swansea Print Workshop £7,000
Arts Council of Wales
2013-14: Dylan Thomas Dialogues, £25,000
2012-13: Drawn to Print, Building 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
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.
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.
2008-09: Young Volunteers/Interns Programme, £9980.50
WCVS Millennium Award Scheme. £10,000.
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