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.
We have adapted our funding programme to help museums and galleries come through the Covid-19 crisis.
Please explore the full programme of funding and digital support below, and find more information in our latest update.
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.
16 June 2020
Following our recent research into the impact of the pandemic on the cultural sector, Art Fund’s revised funding programme will provide support and resources to museums and galleries across the UK as they look to navigate an uncertain future.
28 May 2020
Summary of recent research offers insights into how the pandemic has impacted museums and galleries, what museums need, and how Art Fund support can be adapted over the coming weeks and months.
15 May 2020
Art Fund’s survey on the challenges facing museums and galleries as a result of Covid-19 was designed to ensure that our funding could be adapted over the coming weeks and months to offer support where it is needed most. Our director of programme and policy, Sarah Philp, shares a summary of the key findings.
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