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Moving Image Fund

This funding programme helps museums and galleries to acquire artists’ film and video.

The Moving Image Fund aims to ensure that the most significant works of contemporary film and video art can be bought for public collections.

Established in 2015 and expanded in 2017, the fund was created to address the challenges that UK museums face when building collections of moving-image works.

The first two museums to benefit from the fund were Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne, and the Whitworth, Manchester; each was given £200,000 during the first round of the scheme (2015-17) to help develop their moving-image collections.

In 2017 the Hunterian, Glasgow, and Bristol Museum & Art Gallery became our newest Moving Image Fund partner museums – again with a budget of £200,000 to develop their collections in this field.

In 2017 we also embarked on a new relationship with Film and Video Umbrella to provide the four partner museums with over £40,000 each to commission and collect new moving-image work.

Credits and acknowledgments

The Moving Image Fund is generously supported by Thomas Dane Gallery, Gerry Fox and the Edwin Fox Foundation, the Rothschild Foundation, the Sfumato Foundation and the galleries who support our Contemporary Fund, including Hauser & Wirth, Maureen Paley, Nicholas Logsdail and Lisson Gallery, Sadie Coles, Victoria Miro and White Cube.

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