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Supporting museums

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.

Apply for funding

See our open funding programmes to help build your collection and reach new audiences.

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Professional development

Explore training and career development opportunities for curators and other museum professionals, and how to apply.

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Digital services

Use our free digital services to help with audience engagement, crowdfunding and online ticketing.

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Join the network

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.

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Research and reports

Our reports into key areas of concern within the museum sector offer insight and practical advice you can use in your own organisation.

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Art Fund Museum of the Year 2023

Open for applications

Art Fund Museum of the Year celebrates exceptional museums, galleries and historic houses, recognises imaginative work, and inspires more people to engage.

The 2023 prize will be more important than ever in championing the UK’s vital museums, and Art Fund is seeking applications from organisations whose achievements tell the story of the creativity and resilience of the sector, with a particular focus on empowering communities and building a sustainable future.

The Wild Escape

Open for applications

Funding is available for a new, UK-wide creative project for museums to engage with schools and families, inspired by the nature around us.

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