Art Happens

The UK's first crowdfunding platform designed especially for museums and galleries, Art Happens gives you the power to have a real and meaningful impact on our national art scene. Find a project that inspires you, donate to help make it happen, and receive a lovely reward. 

Success stories, thanks to you

Discover a new legacy of crowdfunded art. Donors like you have helped raise almost £300,000 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.

Paula and The Flying Mermaids

Help bring Paula Rego to Jerwood Gallery

by Jerwood Gallery, East Sussex

With your support, we're able to bring Paula Rego to Jerwood Gallery this autumn, for a major exhibition of new work that celebrates her love of the sea.

105% funded

105% funded
Lothar Gotz sketching

Help revive Leeds Art Gallery's iconic Victorian staircase

by Leeds Art Gallery, West Yorkshire

With your help, we've commissioned Lothar Gotz to create a wall painting that leads visitors up our original Victorian staircase to a newly revealed gallery.

100% funded

100% funded

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Art Happens infrastructure has been generously supported by contributions from individuals, charitable trusts and Arts Council England.

"Art Fund" is the operating name of the National Art Collections Fund, a charity registered in England and Wales (209174) and Scotland (SC038331)