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Art Fund Teacher Fellowships

With support from Clore Duffield Foundation, Art Fund Teacher Fellowships offers grants designed to build and strengthen engagement between state secondary schools and museums across the UK.

Application deadline: Friday 18 October 2024, 5pm

With support from Clore Duffield Foundation, Art Fund Teacher Fellowships offers grants designed to build and strengthen engagement between state secondary schools and museums across the UK.

Through fully funded secondments, the Teacher Fellowships programme will give secondary school teachers the opportunity to work part-time within a museum with a Clore Learning Space, supporting the museum to develop their learning offer, increase engagement with schools in their area, and enrich curriculum-learning in school.

We are seeking host museums that are passionate about developing their learning offer and increasing their engagement with schools. Museums will be asked to demonstrate how the Fellowship will enable them to undertake a step change in their learning provision and build their engagement with schools and young people.

Support from Clore Duffield Foundation will fund two Teacher Fellowships each year. This year we will offer two grants of up to £61,750 to museums who wish to take part in the programme over the following 2025/26 academic year.

What we can fund

The cost of participating in the Teacher Fellowship programme will be fully funded by Art Fund. This will include the costs of recruiting the Teacher Fellows; the salary cost to backfill their roles part-time within their school; a training, CPD and travel budget for each teacher; and the cost of teacher accreditation with the Chartered Institute of Teachers. In addition, £4,000 will be provided to each host museum to support the costs of managing and hosting the Teacher Fellows; and a budget of £15,000 will be provided to support the Teacher Fellows and their host museum to build engagement with schools, support school visits, develop new learning resources, and deliver museum-led activities in school. Expenditure for each Fellowship will be overseen by the host museum.

For more information about what we can and cannot fund, please see the Guidance for applicants.

Who can apply

We will consider applications from public museums with Clore Learning Spaces based anywhere in the UK.

For full eligibility details, please see the Guidance for applicants.

Key deadlines

Friday 18 October 2024, 5pm

How to apply

Your application

Read the guidance

Download the Guidance for applicants which explains our criteria for funding, helps you apply for a grant and gives you guidance on filling out the expression of interest form.

Get in touch

Summary: If you haven’t found what you need in the guidance document, get in touch with Robert Dingle, Senior Programme Manager, rdingle@artfund.org

Submit your expression of interest

Please download the expression of interest form and email your completed form to rdingle@artfund.org

Applicants are asked to confirm which state secondary school they propose working with, and we expect initial conversations to have been held with the partner school to confirm their interest.

After you've applied

Acknowledgement of application

All applications are assessed in the first instance by an Art Fund programme manager. They will provide initial feedback and discuss with you if the application needs further development before it can be progressed.

Claim your grant

If your application is successful, we will send you our offer paperwork with more details on how to claim your grant.

Follow-on relationships

After you’ve claimed your grant, and once you are a partner of the National Art Pass network, we’ll help you promote your venue and support you thanks to our expert teams.

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