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The British Mycology Society

The British Mycology Society‘s mission is to promote fungal science and they recognise that art, in all its forms, provides a powerful route through which new audiences can be attracted to mycology. They know art provokes discussion and stimulates interest in the subject so they offer The Massee Arts Grant. Named after George Edward Massee, the first President of the British Mycological Society following its foundation in 1896.  Massee was an artist whose paintings attracted the attention of M.C. Cooke, Head of Mycology at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew,  leading to the recognition of Massee’s work as a mycologist.

The Massee Arts Grant provides funding of £10,000 per annum (up to a maximum of £5000 per project) to support artists from all disciplines whose work helps encourage all sectors of society to engage and learn about the wonderful world of fungi.

The BMS provides a range of grants every year for all areas of mycology research and projects. The 2024 grant list can be found here.