Policy & research

Covid-19: Survey for museum professionals

Glasgow Women's Library
Glasgow Women's Library

To help us shape the funding we offer during this challenging time, we’ve launched a survey to understand the kind of financial, marketing and professional support that our network of arts professionals would find most useful.

Please note: The survey closes at midnight on 30 April 2020

Museums and galleries are currently facing unprecedented challenges caused by the Covid-19 crisis. We understand that this is affecting people deeply, both professionally and personally.

Here at Art Fund we want to play our part – alongside available public and other funding – to support museum professionals through the sector shutdown and beyond.

We aim, as always, to be a responsive and creative funder – to champion the incredible variety of UK museum collections; to celebrate the expertise and dedication of arts and museum professionals; and to drive attendance and support for museums.

As such, all our existing grant programmes are still open. We are also adapting these alongside our marketing support in the context of the present situation and being flexible around timing and eligibility to help you access our funding more easily. You can find out more here.

Now, we would like to hear from you. Please complete our survey for those working in UK museums and galleries, to allow us to understand how we can best ensure our response to this crisis is determined by your professional needs.

In addition, we are also contacting museum and gallery directors directly so we can understand as fully as possible the current needs at an organisational level across the UK. If you are a museum or gallery director and you haven't yet heard from us, please contact director@artfund.org

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