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. 

Live projects

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.

Big Steam Print

by Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft, East Sussex

Thanks to you, we helped take a vintage steamroller on a printing tour, creating massive works of art with artists, students and young people.

102% funded

102% funded

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Charleston: The world’s only complete Bloomsbury interior

by Charleston, East Sussex

You helped restore Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant's iconic painted surfaces and protect them for future generations.

130% funded

130% funded

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