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.
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.
Discover how your museum can go further with Art Fund, from running a crowdfunding campaign to using our free ticket management system.
Follow the journey of the Becket Casket from the Victoria & Albert Museum to Peterborough Museum as part of the Weston Loan Programme with Art Fund, a funding scheme that supports the wider sharing of national collections across the whole of the UK.
5 December 2019
Sue John is enterprise development manager at Glasgow Women’s Library (GWL). Here she describes building a grassroots organisation from scratch, and offers her tips for museums and galleries applying for Art Fund Museum of the Year 2020.
14 November 2019
Emma McGovern is a producer in the London Borough of Culture team at Waltham Forest Council. Here she describes how she aced her job interview for the role and lets us know what to expect from the upcoming Art Assembly festival in Walthamstow.
2 September 2019
Birmingham Coffin Works' operations and volunteer assistant tells us about engaging the public with Victorian funerals, a mysterious donation in a bin bag and the importance of replenishing the biscuit tin.
22 January 2020
Today, Art Fund director Stephen Deuchar announced the launch of Art Fund’s £3.5 million public appeal to save and preserve Prospect Cottage in Dungeness, Kent, the home and garden of visionary filmmaker, artist and activist Derek Jarman.
5 December 2019
The search for Art Fund Museum of the Year 2020 begins today, with applications invited until the deadline of 13 February.
15 November 2019
Museums nationwide will benefit from a further £810k of funding through the programme, which provides funding and training for regional museums and galleries to secure important strategic loans from national collections.