What does it take to run a successful Art Happens project? Our case studies cover a diverse range of projects, from contemporary to 15th-century art.
The Bowes Museum
'All areas of the museum got behind the campaign and shared the fundraising message with visitors and networks. It was a real team effort in reaching the target. Engaging ambassadors is essential.'
Horniman Museum and Gardens
'Crowdfunding is a new way to reach a broader community and with Art Happens we felt we would be able to make a bigger impact, as it is a platform dedicated to funding art, with an existing engaged audience. '
'Rewards were incredibly important in encouraging giving, but also essential was fostering our funders' sense of ownership over the project, which we did by providing them with regular project updates.'
Manchester Art Gallery
'It was amazing to have the support of the Art Fund. I don’t think we would have been so successful had we done it on our own.'
The Museum of The Gorge
'We’d definitely recommend taking part in Art Happens... Choose your project carefully, make sure the fundraising target is sensible and achievable, and think hard about your rewards.'
Development of the Art Happens infrastructure has been generously supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund and contributions from private individuals and charitable trusts.