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.


We are currently fundraising to secure the future of Art Happens. To find out more about supporting the platform, please visit the campaign page.

Live projects

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

We will now be able to shine a light on a group of remarkable women whose support saved the lives of thousands of vulnerable babies.

186% funded

186% funded

Help Museum of London conserve London's fashion history

by Museum of London, London

With your help, we will now be able to redress pleasure and conserve an important part of London’s fashion history.

127% funded

127% 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)