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Reimagine grants

These grants are designed to inspire creativity and increase stability and resilience in the sector.

Funding range: up to £50,000

The Reimagine programme is designed to inspire creativity and increase stability and resilience in the sector. It supports organisations to develop or refresh their work in response to their current situation.

Through Reimagine, we can provide grants of up to £50,000 for projects that are:

  • Creative or innovative

  • Context-specific

  • Impactful

  • Engaging

This year, we will only accept applications from museums and galleries that are reliant on local authority support.

In 2024, there is one key aim for the Reimagine programme. We want to fund projects that will help organisations reimagine their approach to partnerships. 

Our priority areas are:

  • Activity related to exhibitions or collections designed to engage underrepresented audiences or to grow audiences.

  • Initiatives that support organisations to deliver on environmental sustainability.

  • New or strengthened partnerships between museums, galleries and arts organisations.

  • Strategic partnerships with organisations outside the sector (e.g. in health, education, community or commercial settings).


Through strategic relationships with other organisations, we hope that grantees will be able to develop and retain their expertise, increase their resilience, advocate for themselves, and better serve the public. There might also be opportunities to explore new models of place-based working, evidence social impact, or examine different methods of enterprise and income generation.

For full details of the programme, including eligibility and how to apply, please see the Guidance for applicants.

Join our applicants webinar

Hear all about our Reimagine grants in 2024 at our online webinars for prospective applicants. We will explain the background to the programme, set out our funding priorities and processes, and offer guidance on how to write a strong application. Plus, there will be time to ask us any questions you have. The webinar will run twice, so you can join the most convenient date and time for you.

Webinar 1: Wednesday 5 June, 10am - 11am

Webinar 2: Wednesday 26 June, 2pm - 3pm

Who can apply

This year, we will accept applications from museums and galleries that are reliant on local authority support. To help us define ‘reliant’, we have drawn on new research commissioned by Arts Council England (ACE), which examined levels of public investment in museums since 2015. In line with the ACE research, we will fund museums and galleries in all parts of the UK that:

  • are owned and/or directly maintained by local authorities

  • are dependent on local authority funding as a significant part of their business model

  • have been owned and/or dependent on local authority funding within the last ten years

For full eligibility details please see the Guidance for applicants.

Application documents:

Key dates

  • Wednesday 5 June - applicants webinar 1

  • Wednesday 26 June - applicants webinar 2

  • Friday 19 July - applications close

How to apply

Your application

Read the guidance

Download the Guidance for applicants which gives full details of the programme, including eligibility and how to apply.

Get in touch

If you haven’t found what you need in the Guidance for applicants or at our webinars, get in touch with the team at programmes@artfund.org. We may set up a 121 meeting to discuss your query further.

Submit your application

Please complete the application form (Word) and send it back to programmes@artfund.org (with klloyd@artfund.org in the Cc line). Please also attach your supporting documents to the email.

After you've applied

Complete paperwork

If your application is successful, we will send our offer paperwork to you by email.

Receive feedback

If your application is unsuccessful, we will explain the decision and offer brief feedback.

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