Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.
We ask applicants to allow at least eight weeks between submitting applications and the time by which they need a decision.
We will consider applications for up to £10,000.
We will consider 100% funding towards the costs associated with paying students for their time to help cultural organisations deliver projects.
Student Opportunities benefit both museums and galleries and students in a range of exciting and transformative ways. Students can explore an interest in the arts alongside future career options, while providing organisations with a skilled and accountable resource.
Art Fund has had a relationship with students since 2017 when we launched the Student Art Pass nationally, helping students overcome price and awareness barriers to visiting more often. Our student members have told us that they want to go ‘beyond visiting’ and become active collaborators and participants in the world of art and culture. To open pathways into the arts, we offer regular creative competitions and paid opportunities in collaboration with museums and galleries, and this has fast become one of the most popular membership benefits we offer.
In addition to providing funding, the Student Art Pass team can assist you with audience insights to help you shape the marketing of your opportunity to appeal to young people, and assist with recruitment by promoting it to the 28,000 Student Art Pass members who are located across the UK. We look to support opportunities that are relevant and accessible to as many as possible within this community.
We encourage applications that focus on facilitating public engagement with art – whether that be online or in real life. We will fund the costs associated with paying students for the time they spend supporting your organisation in delivering projects. This is based on the current national and London living wage rates.
We will consider applications from UK public museums, galleries, historic houses, libraries and archives that:
Please note that all participating students will be contracted to work for you, the partner organisation, via your HR team.
All grant recipients will be asked to sign our conditions for paid opportunities.
For application forms and to submit your application, log in to My Art Fund.
You must be registered as a professional user.
If you already have a My Art Fund account but are not registered as a professional user, you can add your professional details when logged in.
If you require application forms in an alternative format, please contact the Programmes team
The panel worked with an archaeologist to choose objects to be displayed in RAMM's Viewpoint Gallery, and worked with a local photographer to produce their own body of photographic work, 'Books, Bars and Beyond', for an exhibition in RAMM’s café and digital exhibition space.
The panel planned a programme of music, dance, art, talks and creative activities for their RAMM Late, making use of the many societies active at Exeter University. This drew in the highest ever number of attendees to a RAMM Lates event and the highest ever number of young people.
During the Covid-19 pandemic, the panel ran several social media campaigns including; ‘choose a RAMM object’, ‘what do you collect?’ and ‘ask a member of staff a question’.
‘’Working with this group of young people has benefited the museum enormously. Having a range of fresh perspectives and new ideas has enriched both the team and museum output.’’
“I loved my time at the RAMM, not just because the Museum was a fascinating place to work as a student, but as I truly valued the freedom and support we were given as a panel to implement our own ideas."