Art Fund supports the vital work of museums and galleries across the UK.
We give grants to help museums acquire and share works of art, support the professional development of curators, and inspire and engage new audiences.
As museums and galleries negotiate the challenges caused by the pandemic, we’ll continue to be here for all our partners. We know times remain uncertain and so, whether you want to discuss a new application, or you’re a current grant holder and need additional flexibility, please do get in touch.
See our open funding programmes to help museums, galleries and cultural organisations respond to the challenges posed by the Covid-19 crisis.
Explore training and career development opportunities for curators and other museum professionals, and how to apply.
Use our free digital services to help with audience engagement, crowdfunding and online ticketing, which can help with capacity and timed entry during reopening.
Joining the National Art Pass network of venues helps you attract visitors, access funding and raise the profile of your museum with our marketing support.
In response to the Covid-19 crisis, Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft turned to Art Fund for a small project grant to help realise #CreateToRelate – an online programme of talks, workshops and events led by artists, craftspeople and art historians aimed at audiences unable to visit during lockdown.
Glasgow International is the largest annual festival for contemporary visual art in Scotland. Each edition welcomes around 250,000 visits to exhibitions at venues across the city. In response to the Covid-19 crisis, Glasgow International took the difficult decision to postpone the festival five weeks before it was scheduled to open.
A new formal membership network providing peer support for people in the UK working with LGBTQ+ collections and histories, developed by a collective body of organisations, led by the National Trust.
18 November 2021
Eleven professionals working in museums around the UK will benefit from time and resources to carry out research projects aiming to develop specialist knowledge around their institution’s collections, thanks to funding from Art Fund and the Headley Trust.
4 October 2021
Today we announce the 22 museums, galleries and networks to benefit from the first round of 'Reimagine' grants, which aim to increase creativity and stability in the museum sector.
21 September 2021
Firstsite in Colchester is announced as the winner of Art Fund Museum of the Year 2021 at a ceremony held at the Science Museum in London and hosted live on the BBC.
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