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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 museums, galleries and cultural organisations respond to the challenges posed by the Covid-19 crisis.

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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, which can help with capacity and timed entry during reopening.

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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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Are you the next Art Fund Museum of the Year?

In 2021 we believe it’s more important than ever to champion the UK’s vital museums, and we are seeking applications from organisations whose achievements tell the story of the creativity and resilience of the sector over the past year.

The winner will be awarded £100,000, and each of the other finalists will receive £15,000.

We have endeavoured to make the 2021 application process light-touch and easy to access, and applicants and chosen finalists will be guided and supported fully at every stage.

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