At the proposal stage, we are not looking for too much detail, or for everything to be costed out to the nearest pound (as you would in a funding application). We would like to see a few very basic budget lines with estimated figures (in one totaled lump sum). We will be looking for project management skills and your ability to set out a whole project budget, so this is an opportunity to show that you’ve considered all potential project costs. Depending on your plans, this may be artist fees and expenses, workshop/event costs, participant expenses, marketing and participant recruitment, and costs associated with the creation of the artwork. Unknown costs could be highlighted, and covered within a contingency.
For the Hatfield Forest commission, you are not expected to budget for hiring any space within Hatfield Forest, as this will be provided as part of the support from the National Trust.