Pound has been established as an experiment to see if a micro-scale art funding project can exist solely on the change in our pockets. Pound is a art competition open to everyone and anyone with a simple application process without time consuming proposals. It is intended as a means of encouraging grass-roots art projects and artistic experimentation. The winning artist(s) is awarded the ‘pot’ of submission fees (£1 per submission) collected and is expected to invest this money in themselves, their practice, or a new piece of work.