Opportunities available for 2024.
The programme enables students to explore an interest in the arts alongside future career options, while providing organisations with extra capacity which is skilled and accountable.
We are currently welcoming conversations about grant applications to run paid opportunities for students in 2024. The aim of this funding is to help museums, galleries and visual arts organisations provide paid opportunities for full-time university students to gain meaningful, developmental work experience that enables them to explore their interest in the arts, and related future career options, before they graduate.
We encourage applications that focus on facilitating public engagement with art – whether that be online or in real life.
We will fund the costs associated with paying students for the time they spend supporting your organisation in delivering projects. This is based on the current national and London living wage rates.
Please note, the grants cannot be used to cover:
Core staff costs
Costs relating to ongoing overheads
Retrospective activity – your project must not have started before you are due to receive a decision from us
Who can apply
How to apply
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 application form.
Get in touch
To discuss opportunities for 2024 or if you haven’t found what you need in the Guidance for applicants, get in touch with Rob Dingle, Senior Programme Manager.
Submit your application
Once you've discussed your application with the team, you can apply for an opportunity in 2024. For application forms and to apply, please log in to your My Art Fund account, or create an account. You must be registered as a professional user. If you already have a My Art Fund account, but are not registered as a professional user, you can add your professional details when logged in.
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.
If your application is unsuccessful, we will email you to let you know the outcome and offer feedback if relevant.