The Headley Fellowships with Art Fund aim to encourage collections-focused projects by developing and preserving specialist curatorial skills and expertise in regional museums, enabling knowledge to be shared as widely as possible across the sector. Specifically, the programme aims to:
We’re looking to support projects from curators that will develop specialist knowledge and expertise, have a significant public outcome for museums, and encourage knowledge sharing across the sector. Projects could:
We can support curators working with any kind of museum collection, from fine art and social history to archaeology and natural history. Applicants should have considerable experience within the sector and are likely to be mid-career.
Each fellowship has a value of up to £27,500. A fellowship fee of up to £20,500 will fund a curator’s time for up to six months; this can support backfilling an existing curator’s post, increasing the hours of an existing part-time curator, or employing a freelance curator.
There is additional funding of up to £7,000 available to support:
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If you require application forms in an alternative format, please contact the Programmes team.