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See our open funding programmes to help museums, galleries and cultural organisations respond to the immediate challenges posed by the Covid-19 crisis.

Acquisition grants

Open for applications

We give grants of over £4m every year to help UK museums and galleries acquire objects and works of art for their collections.

Jonathan Ruffer curatorial grants

Open for applications

Curators can apply for funding towards travel and other costs, to enable collections and exhibition research projects in the UK or abroad.

Professional network grants

Applications will reopen in 2021

These grants help professional networks to develop and share knowledge, skills and resources.

Small project grants

Applications will reopen in 2021

These grants provide funding to help museums, galleries and other visual arts organisations realise adventurous projects, up to £10,000, across a range of activities to benefit their audiences.

Weston Loan Programme

Applications will reopen in 2021

This programme provides funding for museums and galleries to borrow works from national collections, encouraging the sharing of works more widely across the UK.

Museum Development Network

with Art Fund

A new funding partnership with the Museum Development Network (MDN) to reach museums across all nations of the UK who have not yet received emergency grants or smaller museums fulfilling specific cultural or local needs.

Launching soon with more information available via the MDN.

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