Apply for funding

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.

Student opportunities

Open for applications

Harness the talent of university students to help realise a project at your museum or gallery. Apply for a grant to pay the students and receive support in recruiting candidates from our network of students.

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. We ask that you acknowledge our support. Further guidance on how to credit us and the use of our logo can be found in our brand guidelines. This document can be downloaded along with our logos here.

Launching soon with more information available via the MDN.

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