We help museums

share great art and culture with everyone.

Yinka Shonibare, The British Library, 2014
Our story

Art Fund is the national fundraising charity for art.

We exist to help enrich the UK’s museum and gallery collections, and to ensure that as many people as possible can access and enjoy them.

Founded in 1903, for over 100 years we have helped museums to acquire works of art for their collections and share them as widely as possible, while supporting and training museum professionals.

Adeela Suleman: Allegory of War, MAC Birmingham

What we do

Fund art
We give grants to help museums and galleries bring remarkable art and objects into public collections.
Empower audiences
We help museums to engage new audiences, so that everyone feels empowered to discover, visit and use them.
Support professionals
We support the museum workforce by funding training and career development opportunities for museum professionals.
Champion the sector
Through our funding, marketing and advocacy, we work towards a future where museums are confident, valued and central to their communities.

Here’s how we’ve been making a difference

With the support of our members and donors, in 2022 we helped hundreds of UK museums to grow their collections and inspire new audiences.

We believe that art can make you see, think and feel differently

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