All the above objects were acquired with the assistance of the Friends.
This bust of Amelia Opie is a recent
acquisition to the Norfolk Museums
collection, thanks to a generous
contribution from the Friends.
Amelia Opie was the research topic
for a recent recipient of the Bursary.
Jane Thistlethwaite Arts Travel Bursary
Purpose of the Fund
The Jane Thistlethwaite Arts Travel Bursary is managed by The Friends of the Norwich Museums and has been established to provide financial assistance to support research and development in the contemporary and historical visual arts which is of relevance to and of benefit to Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire.
About Jane Thistlethwaite
Jane Thistlethwaite worked as a volunteer in the Art Department at Norwich Castle Museum and had a lifelong passion for the visual arts. This fund has been set up by friends and relatives in her memory to enable others to explore new opportunities, carry out research and encourage learning in the visual arts.
Who is eligible to apply?
Students, volunteers and staff (excluding heads of departments) working in or with East Anglian museums and galleries that are registered, or provisionally registered under the U.K. Museum Registration Scheme, or amending legislation or an equivalent institution.
What will the Fund support?
The Fund will support up to 50% of total project costs up to a maximum of £1000 towards
one or more of the following
- travel and subsistence costs
- materials costs
- exhibition / presentation / documentation / report costs
- equipment costs
- training costs
- The grant must be part of a planned programme of activity with a defined outcome such as an exhibition, a piece of research, a commission, a catalogue
- The project can be a stand-alone project or part of a larger project
- The project must demonstrate that it will be of relevance to or of benefit to the counties of Norfolk, Suffolk or Cambridgeshire
- The project must demonstrate how it will improve public knowledge and enjoyment of visual art
- The applicant must apply for their own personal development and make a ten minute presentation to the committee in order for their application to be considered
- Application forms can be obtained from the Friends Secretary c/o Norfolk Museums & Archaeology Service, Shirehall, Market Avenue, Norwich NR1 3JQ. Please enclose an A4 SAE with your request
- Applications are considered twice a year - at the end of March and end of September. Applications must be submitted to the Bursary Administrator by 28 February and 31 August of each year.
- Applicants will be notified of award decisions in April and October and will include a payment schedule and conditions according to project needs
Successful awards - conditions
- The applicant must apply for their own personal development
- The applicant must make a ten minute presentation to the committee in order for their application to be considered
- All applicants must submit a written report at the end of their project
- Receipts must be provided as proof of expenditure
- The Fund Committee must be notified of any public events carried out as part of the project
- The Fund Committee must be notified of any significant changes to the project
- The Jane Thistlethwaite Arts Travel Bursary must be credited on any publicity material / reports / exhibitions