Art Happens

Art Happens is a unique crowdfunding platform, designed specifically for museums and galleries, that puts you at the heart of every campaign. Choose a cause that inspires you, and your donation will earn you an exclusive reward. Your support can help bring exciting projects to life and, unlike any other platform, we send every single penny directly to the museum or gallery. Together, we can make art happen.

Success stories, thanks to you

Discover a new legacy of crowdfunded art. Donors like you have helped raise almost £500,000 to fund an important range of projects that have revealed the hidden stories of ‘fallen women’, sent a vintage steamroller on tour and restored an old wooden frame to its former golden glory.

William Hogarth, Moses Brought Before Pharaoh’s Daughter, 1746

Help the Foundling Museum put their first female champions back in the picture

by The Foundling Museum, London

Now we can shine a light on a group of remarkable women whose support saved the lives of vulnerable babies.

136% funded

136% funded
Canaletto, Venice: the Molo with Santa Maria della Salute (detail), c1740-1745

Help us conserve Canaletto

by The Wallace Collection, London

Help the Wallace Collection raise £17,500 to conserve two paintings by Canaletto to reveal the true colours of 18th-century Venice.

112% funded

112% funded

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Art Happens infrastructure has been generously supported by contributions from individuals, charitable trusts and the Heritage Lottery Fund.

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