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London Gallery Weekend travel bursaries

Small grants to support travel and accommodation costs for regional curators from across the UK to visit London Gallery Weekend, 13-15 May 2022.

London Gallery Weekend unites the galleries of the capital, as they present exhibitions by major international artists and emerging artists, alongside an expanded public events programme that includes performances, educational talks and activity packs for families.

This new partnership between Art Fund and London Gallery Weekend offers grants to support travel and accommodation costs for regional curators from across the UK to visit London Gallery Weekend, 13-15 May 2022.

The partnership aims to create new and stronger connections between museums across the UK, London galleries, and the artists they support. As well as providing funding for travel and accommodation, London Gallery Weekend will help facilitate networking opportunities so the funding recipients can make the most of the weekend.

Who should apply

The fund will enable the visits of curators from regional museums and galleries who would otherwise be unable to cover the costs of travel and accommodation.

The programme is open to curators from public museums, galleries, historic houses, libraries and archives based anywhere in the UK outside of London that are:

  • Open for at least half the week for at least six months of the year
  • Fully or provisionally Accredited through the Arts Council Accreditation scheme or other national equivalents
  • Most organisations we support will hold collections, which may include fine and applied art and design, archaeology and/or social history. They will also be committed to delivering activity that increases public access to these collections, which has public benefit and aligns with Art Fund’s charitable objectives

We do not offer funding under this programme in the following instances:

  • Organisations that exist to make profit, including: Private Limited Companies, Public Limited Companies, Unlimited Companies, or Sole Traders
  • General Partnerships, Limited Partnerships, or Limited Liability Partnerships

How to apply

Curators can apply for a bursary for travel and accommodation (up to two nights).

To apply for a bursary please submit the following:

  • Breakdown of your travel costs
  • In no more than 150 words, your response to the question: ‘How would both you and your organisation benefit from you attending London Gallery Weekend?’

To submit your application, please use the following link: https://forms.gle/E1wwGvb32dZZ2fLS7.

Applications should be submitted by 5pm on Friday 4 March 2022.

Please note, if successful you will need to provide receipts for your expenses. We endeavor to notify all applicants by week commencing 28 March. If your application is successful, we will ask you to email your travel and accommodation receipts to arianna@londongalleryweekend.art at London Gallery Weekend, along with an invoice.

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