We help museums
share great art and culture with everyone.
Photo: © Tate
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.
Photo: Janie Airey
What we do
We give grants to help museums and galleries bring remarkable art and objects into public collections.
We help museums to engage new audiences, so that everyone feels empowered to discover, visit and use them.
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 2021 we helped hundreds of UK museums to grow their collections and inspire new audiences.
Photo Janie Airey
Photo: Marc Atkins
Photo: Damian Griffiths
Thank you to our members, who buy the National Art Pass, and the trusts, foundations and donors who make our work possible.
Museums and galleries in our network
Our support helps hundreds of museums and galleries across the UK.
Awarded in grants
Across all our grant-giving programmes.
Objects and works of art joined collections
Across all our collecting programmes.