Art Happens Projects

Help us bring Bonnie Prince Charlie home

by West Highland Museum, Highlands and Islands

We need your help to raise £25,000 to stage an exhibition of previously unseen portraits of the deposed Stuart dynasty.

22
days left

£25,000 needed
59 funders

0% funded

26% funded

Help stage the largest Laura Knight exhibition in over 50 years

by MK Gallery, Buckinghamshire

For the first time since 1970, MK Gallery needs your help to present a full retrospective of the work of Laura Knight. …

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£11,350 raised
258 funders

0% funded

113% funded

Help us create an art space for all

by RWA (Royal West of England Academy), Greater Bristol

Can you help the UK's only regional Royal Academy of Art in Bristol to become more accessible to everyone? The RWA needs your support to raise £20k to transform…

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£23,474 raised
261 funders

0% funded

117% funded

Illuminate creativity in the Highlands

by Wasps

Wasps is transforming the iconic Midmills buildings into Inverness Creative Academy. Help us complete this project and shine a light on great art in the…

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£28,141 raised
102 funders

0% funded

109% funded

Help us take Art Night across the UK

by Art Night

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£22,706 raised
281 funders

0% funded

113% funded

Join Together for Museums

Art Fund

Don’t let the doors close on imagination. Help us raise £1 million for the places you love.

Funded

£1,000,156 raised
2,690 funders

0% funded

100% funded

Help transform our new helical staircase into an everlasting artwork

by Leighton House Museum, Greater London

Help Leighton House raise £17,300 to enable artist Shahrzad Ghaffari to paint Oneness, a spectacular mural full of meaning, on the walls of their new wing.

Funded

£26,051 raised
218 funders

0% funded

150% funded

Reopen Charleston

by Charleston, East Sussex

Join the campaign to reopen the door of the only complete Bloomsbury interior in the world, and help make Charleston a place where everyone can imagine life…

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£184,042 raised
1,190 funders

0% funded

115% funded

Help us tell the story of Scottish weaver and pop artist Archie Brennan

by Dovecot Studios, Midlothian

Help us tell the story of Scottish weaver and pop artist Archie Brennan by Dovecot Studios, Edinburgh

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£25,233 raised
285 funders

0% funded

126% funded

Prospect Cottage needs you now

Art Fund

Funded

£3,918,602 raised
4,367 funders

0% funded

111% funded

Help us stage the world's first exhibition to explore William Morris and the Bauhaus

by William Morris Gallery, Greater London

William Morris and the Bauhaus artists shared a radical vision. Your support can bring it to life – here in Morris's home, in this centenary year of the…

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£16,961 raised
328 funders

0% funded

113% funded

Bring Toulouse-Lautrec's thrilling Bohemian Paris to life in Bath

by Victoria Art Gallery, Somerset

Help bring the sounds, sights and delights of his Parisian world to modern day Bath with immersive events and activities.

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£13,218 raised
131 funders

0% funded

110% funded
Photo © Musée d'Ixelles-Bruxelles /  Courtesy of Institut für Kulturaustausch, Tübingen

Help us build the Colour Palace

by Dulwich Picture Gallery, Greater London

Help us build The Colour Palace, a unique space for all of London to relax, create and be inspired this summer!

Funded

£22,914 raised
101 funders

0% funded

114% funded
Design for The Colour Palace at Dulwich Picture Gallery

Save Our Sculpture

by Chapter, Wales

Help Chapter Arts Centre raise £16,000 to rescue and restore an iconic sculpture by British artist Garth Evans and bring it back home to Wales.

Funded

£17,200 raised
141 funders

0% funded

107% funded
Garth Evans’ untitled sculpture on the Hayes, Cardiff, 1972

Help us conserve Canaletto

by The Wallace Collection, Greater London

Help the Wallace Collection raise £17,500 to conserve two paintings by Canaletto to reveal the true colours of 18th-century Venice.

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£20,337 raised
138 funders

0% funded

116% funded
Canaletto, Venice: the Molo with Santa Maria della Salute (detail), c1740-1745

Help save the original frame of one of Sir John Soane’s most treasured paintings

by Sir John Soane's Museum, Greater London

Help Sir John Soane’s Museum raise £15,000 to return the frame of Sir Joshua Reynolds’ The Snake in the Grass to its original splendour.

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£17,562 raised
189 funders

0% funded

117% funded
Detail of the gilded frame of The Snake in the Grass by Sir Joshua Reynolds. Photo by Tom Ryley

Why did the gallery cross the road?

by South London Gallery, Greater London

With your help South London Gallery have been able to kit out the Fire Station across the road, bringing it back to life as an inspiring new art space.

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£32,546 raised
387 funders

0% funded

130% funded
View of proposed exterior of the former Peckham Road Fire Station by 6a architects

Help bring Turner Contemporary's summer exhibition to the streets of Margate

by Turner Contemporary, Kent

With your help, Turner Contemporary are now able to take their Animals & Us exhibition to the streets of Margate.

Funded

£19,362 raised
234 funders

0% funded

129% funded
Image by Thomas Haentzschel

Help bring Samson home to Norwich

by Museum of Norwich at The Bridewell, Norfolk

With your help, we've raised £15,000 to commission a state of the art case to display our recently restored original Samson statue.

Funded

£16,715 raised
324 funders

0% funded

111% funded

Help the Foundling Museum put their first female champions back in the picture

by The Foundling Museum, Greater London

Now we can shine a light on a group of remarkable women whose support saved the lives of vulnerable babies.

Funded

£38,961 raised
342 funders

0% funded

194% funded
William Hogarth, Moses Brought Before Pharaoh’s Daughter, 1746

Help Museum of London conserve London's fashion history

by Museum of London, Greater London

With your help, we will now be able to redress pleasure and conserve an important part of London’s fashion history.

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£14,170 raised
0 funders

0% funded

141% funded

Street Fans

by The Fan Museum, London

Thanks to your help, we can now put fan making back on the UK's cultural map.

Funded

£16,105 raised
156 funders

0% funded

115% funded

May Morris: Art & Life

by William Morris Gallery, Greater London

Your contribution has enabled us to give May Morris the recognition she deserves with a landmark exhibition on her life and work.

Funded

£17,102 raised
228 funders

0% funded

114% funded
May Morris, Honeysuckle wallpaper, 1883

Recreating Nantgarw porcelain

by Nantgarw Chinaworks Museum, Wales

With your generosity, we will now be able to attempt to recreate William Billingsley’s secret recipe for his extraordinary but fragile Nantgarw porcelain.

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£16,863 raised
103 funders

0% funded

112% funded
Nantgarw porcelain

Joe Orton: Discover the man behind the drama

by National Justice Museum, Nottinghamshire

Our exhibition to celebrate the extraordinary life of Joe Orton will now be a reality thanks to your support.

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£10,239 raised
46 funders

0% funded

102% funded
Loot, 1965

Physical Energy

by Watts Gallery – Artists' Village, Surrey

Thanks to your support, our Physical Energy sculpture will now become an emblem for the South East and represent the rich cultural heritage of the area.

Funded

£46,497 raised
365 funders

0% funded

185% funded
Detail from The Map of Connectivity

Help revive Leeds Art Gallery's iconic Victorian staircase

by Leeds Art Gallery, West Yorkshire

With your help, we've commissioned Lothar Gotz to create a wall painting that leads visitors up our original Victorian staircase to a newly revealed gallery.

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£19,079 raised
186 funders

0% funded

112% funded
Lothar Gotz sketching

Help bring Paula Rego to Jerwood Gallery

by Hastings Contemporary, East Sussex

With your support, we're able to bring Paula Rego to Jerwood Gallery this autumn, for a major exhibition of new work that celebrates her love of the sea.

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£30,039 raised
193 funders

0% funded

120% funded
Paula and The Flying Mermaids

FOLKESTONE IS AN ART SCHOOL

by Creative Foundation, Kent

We wanted Bob and Roberta Smith to cover Folkestone's streets and landmarks with banners declaring that Folkestone is an art school. You made that happen!

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£15,000 raised
85 funders

0% funded

100% funded
Folkestone Is An Art School, Martello Tower

Leisure Land Golf

by York Art Gallery, North Yorkshire

With your support, we've been able to bring cutting edge contemporary art to the heart of York this summer.

Funded

£10,525 raised
0 funders

0% funded

105% funded
Yinka Shonibare, Football Cloud, 2015

Put Amy's Camden on the map with a street art takeover

by Jewish Museum London, Greater London

With your support, we've commissioned a series of Amy Winehouse street art installations throughout the Camden Town area.

Funded

£14,245 raised
91 funders

0% funded

142% funded

Re-gild the Painted Hall's proscenium arch

by Old Royal Naval College, Greater London

With the funds you donated, we’ve been able to carry out the conservation work needed to make the Painted Hall's proscenium arch shine once more.

Funded

£25,032 raised
284 funders

0% funded

117% funded

Modern Art Oxford: 50th anniversary publication

by Modern Art Oxford, Oxfordshire

By donating, you've helped us produce a collaborative publication celebrating 50 years of exhibitions and performances at Modern Art Oxford.

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£17,736 raised
124 funders

0% funded

128% funded

Bring John Piper home to Henley

by River & Rowing Museum, Oxfordshire

You helped create a permanent John Piper gallery and archive in his hometown, Henley-on-Thames, to preserve and celebrate his extraordinary career.

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£25,951 raised
153 funders

0% funded

117% funded

Art Night

by Art Night

With your support, we launched the first Art Night in July 2016. A new annual contemporary arts festival for London that is free to attend.

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£25,860 raised
195 funders

0% funded

103% funded

Time Present and Time Past

by William Morris Gallery, Greater London

With your support, ceramic artist Clare Twomey created a tile panel embellished with Chrysanthemum, one of William Morris’s most compelling designs.

Funded

£11,294 raised
143 funders

0% funded

112% funded

Big Steam Print

by Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft, East Sussex

Thanks to you, we helped take a vintage steamroller on a printing tour, creating massive works of art with artists, students and young people.

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£12,611 raised
255 funders

0% funded

100% funded

fig-2 publication

by Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA), Greater London

Thanks to all our supporters and collaborators who have enabled us to create a legacy publication of our 50 different exhibitions in 50 weeks.

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£15,309 raised
140 funders

0% funded

102% funded

Charleston: The world's only complete Bloomsbury interior

by Charleston, East Sussex

You helped restore Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant's iconic painted surfaces and protect them for future generations.

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£32,519 raised
324 funders

0% funded

130% funded

The Arts Catalyst Centre for Art, Science and Technology

You helped us transform a run-down shop in King’s Cross into a dynamic hub for experimental art and science.

Funded

£17,636 raised
250 funders

0% funded

117% funded

The Fallen Woman

by The Foundling Museum, Greater London

You've helped us reveal, for the first time, the fascinating stories of the Victorian women who gave up their babies to the Foundling Hospital.

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£26,221 raised
180 funders

0% funded

114% funded

Mark Fairnington: The Horniman's hidden world

by Horniman Museum and Gardens, Greater London

You made art happen at the Horniman. Our exhibition of Mark Fairnington's paintings, alongside our hidden taxidermy treasures, was a huge success.

Funded

£11,205 raised
164 funders

0% funded

117% funded

Vote Art

We wanted to encourage people to vote by placing democracy-themed artworks on billboards across the UK. You made that happen!

Funded

£7,995 raised
74 funders

0% funded

115% funded

Wood into Gold: Re-gilding the frame of The Paston Treasure

by Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery, Norfolk

The re-gilding of The Paston Treasure is complete and has only been possible with the help of Art Happens donors.

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£15,641 raised
171 funders

0% funded

107% funded

At Home with Vanley Burke

by Ikon Gallery, West Midlands

With your help, we were able to move the entire contents of photographer Vanley Burke's flat to the Ikon Gallery for our 2015 exhibition.

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£6,211 raised
119 funders

0% funded

115% funded

The Dan Pearson and William Morris Meadow

by Compton Verney, Warwickshire

Our William Morris-inspired garden within a wild-flower meadow is now a reality thanks to your support.

Funded

£11,879 raised
177 funders

0% funded

115% funded
Compton Verney

Manchester Revisited: A new commission by Emily Allchurch

by Manchester Art Gallery, Greater Manchester

With your help, we commissioned a new contemporary work for Manchester Art Gallery that resonates with the city’s unique artistic past.

Funded

£8,528 raised
68 funders

0% funded

142% funded

The Museum of The Gorge: Warehouse of the World

by Museum of The Gorge, Shropshire

Your contribution has transformed the iconic Museum of The Gorge. We've been able to redesign the gallery and upgrade the existing auditorium.

Funded

£28,960 raised
147 funders

0% funded

115% funded

A major exhibition of the Chapman brothers

by Hastings Contemporary, East Sussex

With your generosity, we were able to bring Jake and Dinos Chapman back to their hometown, Hastings, for their biggest, baddest show yet.

Funded

£35,910 raised
165 funders

0% funded

143% funded
Jake and Dinos Chapman

Revealing hidden 15th-century Renaissance art

by The Bowes Museum, County Durham

With your support, we've been able to redisplay and conserve our 15th-century Flemish altarpiece.

Funded

£22,455 raised
199 funders

0% funded

106% funded
Master of the View of Saint Gudule

Help tell the story of Oxford through its local pubs

by Museum of Oxford, Oxfordshire

Help us tell the stories of Oxford's rich history through its pubs and breweries.

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£755 raised
2 funders

0% funded

5% funded

Help us shine a light on Florence Nightingale

by Florence Nightingale Museum, Greater London

Help us shine a light on Florence Nightingale’s lasting legacy as a leader, female icon and trailblazer through our exhibition showcasing this amazing woman’s…

Closed

£1,655 raised
2 funders

0% funded

11% funded

Hans Schabus: A portrait of Eastbourne

by Towner Eastbourne, East Sussex

We wanted to bring Austrian artist Hans Schabus and his boat, Forlorn, to Eastbourne on its final voyage.

Closed

£1,849 raised
43 funders

0% funded

12% funded
Main, Frankfurt, 17. Mai 2002

The reconstruction of Bryn Eryr, an Iron Age farmstead

by St Fagans National Museum of History, South Glamorgan

We didn't manage to hit our target – but this isn't the end of Bryn Eryr!

Closed

£943 raised
32 funders

0% funded

3% funded
St Fagans National History Museum
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