You made it possible: Our new support for museums

28/05/2021

Thank you for supporting Together for Museums. We can’t wait to hear how you’ve been enjoying your favourite places as they reopen.

Since the end of last year, you and 4,000 other funders have helped us raise over £1.1 million to support museums through the pandemic. Now we’re thrilled to tell you about our new ‘Reimagine’ grants, which your donations, and the support of our members and those who leave a legacy to Art Fund in their will, have made possible.

From today, museums and galleries will be able to apply for these grants to help them realise projects big and small: whether it’s to put on an exhibition, develop an exciting digital project, invest in vital skills for their workforce, and much more. There’s £2 million of funding available, for grants of between £5,000 and £50,000, which will help to support museums as they navigate the next phase of recovery from the pandemic.

We’ve designed these grants around what over 300 museum directors told us their organisations needed most – and you’ve made them a reality. Thank you.

As Art Fund director Jenny Waldman explains, ‘Museums have endured their toughest year in living memory and have done incredible work in reopening safely and welcoming back visitors. Art Fund is once again responding rapidly to their evolving needs, and through the exceptional generosity of our members and supporters we’re delighted to allocate £2 million in 2021 to our new Reimagine grants. I would encourage all organisations with creative ideas for a sustainable future to consider applying.’

We couldn’t have done this without you. Thank you for joining #TogetherForMuseums. We’re looking forward to keeping you updated with news from museums you’ve helped support.

We're grateful for your patience while we prepare your rewards. We’re working closely with artists and suppliers to produce and beautifully package your rewards so we can deliver them safely to you this summer. Please do look out for further updates about when you can expect to receive them. Thank you for your support.

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