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About  us

ARTCRY is led by a group of artists, creatives, agitators and producers. We believe that a new fund can encourage and enable more artists to make work as part of our public dialogue, and that we need this now. 

Current Panel

We are the current panel making decisions on applications to ARTCRY. The panel will change every six months so that the people who get to make decisions on who gets awarded funding regularly changes. 

The panel are involved on an individual capacity, not representing their organisations and on a voluntary basis.


If you are interested in joining the panel in future please email Kathryn Bilyard on with some information about yourself and why you are interested.

Other people involved in running ARTCRY 

Founding Panel and Steering Committee

This is the group behind setting up ARTCRY and we were also the panel for the first six months as the fund began. Suzanne Allyene, Manuela Benini, Shazia Bibi, Kathryn Bilyard, Ferg Cooper, Suba Das, Jonzi D, Ben Monks, Sara Sjölund, Sir Alistair Spalding. 

Company Directors

Kathryn Bilyard and Sir Alistair Spalding 

Previous panellists

Nkechi Noel, Afidi Nomo, Deborah Williams, Chloe Osborne, Rachel Millward, Clarissa Widya, Titilola Dawudu


James Graham, Ivan Michael Blackstock, Stephanie Dittmer, Jude Kelly, Deb Mullins, Arji Manuelpillai, Alan Lane, Keisha Thompson, Kate McGrath,  Akram Khan, Nathalie Teitler, Dan Glass, Le Gateau Chocolat and Deborah Frances-White 

“There is a desperate need for funding that allows artwork to speak directly to the time it is happening in. To be actively political, the turn-around time of funds needs to be in line with the speed at which change is happening / needs to happen.”

– Josie Dale-Jones and Philippa Hogg. 

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