Marie-Louise von Motesiczky Charitable Trust
The Marie-Louise von Motesiczky Charitable Trust was created as a Trust by foundation document on the 28 October, 1992, some four years before Marie-Louise died. The Trust received charitable status on the 21 November, 1996. The Trust was incorporated as a company limited by guarantee with charitable status in 2011. The creation of the Trust was the vision of Marie-Louise to provide a vehicle for the preservation and promotion of her work and the charitable support of the Arts after her death. Two of the original trustees, David Scrase and Sean Rainbird are still serving as trustees.
The Charitable Objects of the Trust are defined as:
1) The advancement of education of the public in the fine arts particularly painting and sculpture by any means but primarily by:
a) arranging public exhibitions of paintings and works of art and in particular those by Marie-Louise von Motesiczky;
b) the publication of literary works about the life and works of artists including Marie-Louise von Motesiczky.
2) The relief of diseases and other medical conditions impairing vision by assisting with the payment of medical and other expenses incurred in the treatment and care of eyes, including but not limited to, the costs of patient care, support and assistance to enable sufferers to live independently.
3) The general purposes of such charitable bodies or for such other purposes as shall be exclusively charitable as the trustees may from time to time decide.
The work of the Trust began after the death of Marie-Louise in 1996.The task of collating and indexing the archive, framing and conserving the paintings and publishing works directly related to Marie-Louise von Motesiczky, filled much of the first ten years of the Trust’s existence as a charity.
There have been several exhibitions since 2006. More details can be found here
In support of the Trust’s Charitable Objects, grants
are currently being made to the following projects:
Friends of Grendon Trust (CC: 1038885)
Artist in Residence at Grendon Prison 2010-14
The art residency at HMP Grendon is a four-year programme from 2010 to 2014 and is the first of its kind in the country.
The artist-in-residence works with the men and staff in their communities within the Prison. She is a multi-media artist and this approach allows the prisoners to explore different art forms. The men are creating work through individual, collaborative, wing and prison-wide projects using drawing, painting, printing, sculpture and animation.
Sessions are held weekly and are open to everyone. Participants range from those who have no confidence or art skills to others who are already passionately engaged in the subject. It aims to provide access to the subject of art and offers people a chance to develop their interests with a practicing artist.
The works of art generated from this project will be exhibited both within the prison and outside, and will form a rich body of work that captures the unique effects art can have upon us all.
Ongoing evaluation has been built into the programme.
The British Museum (an exempt charity)
International Training Programme 2011-15
The Trust has agreed to support three candidates each year for five years from 2011 to 2015 on the International Training programme at the British Museum. The Marie-Louise von Motesiczky Charitable Trust Fellows so far have come from Brazil, China and Egypt in 2011, Egypt, Lebanon and Sudan in 2012 and Egypt, Palestine and Sudan in 2013.
The International Training Programme was started by the British Museum in 2006 to create, develop and enhance relationships with museum professionals in foreign institutions, providing lasting benefits to individuals and their organisations as well as leading to increased potential for future international collaborations.
Candidates from selected countries are provided with a unique opportunity to become involved in the workings of the Museum, experiencing at first hand the presentation, interpretation, conservation and management of collections, as well as associated education and outreach activities. Links with partner museums around the country also provide visiting candidates with the opportunity to gain a wider understanding of the sector in the UK.
The programme runs for six weeks each year and involves between 20-25 participants.
Courtauld Institute of Art, London (an exempt charity)
Marie -Louise von Motesiczky Charitable Trust PhD Scholarship 2011-14
The Trust is funding a three-year award in the field of women artists. Irene Noy, the candidate selected by the Courtauld, has defined her topic as Sound Art, Gender and the West German Context. Her research examines the transformation of sound from an abstract concept into material form and how women have positioned themselves within the emerging medium of sound art.
Moorfields Eye Charity (CC:1140679)
Marie-Louise von Motesiczky Charitable Trust Nurse Counsellor 2012-15
In keeping with the second of its charitable objects, the Trust is enabling Moorfields Eye Hospital to enhance its integrated patient care through the funding of a three-year full-time position of Nurse Counsellor.
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The Funding Network (CC: 1088315)
TFN Global Project Director 2013-15
The Trust does not respond to unsolicited grant applications and only funds projects that are run by organisations recognised as charities according to the law of England and Wales. It also provides grants towards the acquisition of Marie-Louise von Motesiczky’s works by museums, galleries and charitable foundations that meet the Trust’s requirements for public access. All inquiries about works for sale should be made to the Trust’s agent in New York, Galerie St Etienne:
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