Art Fund supports the vital work of museums and galleries across the UK.
We give grants to help museums acquire and share works of art, support the professional development of curators, and inspire and engage new audiences.
As museums and galleries begin to reopen, we’ll continue to be here for all our partners. We know times remain uncertain and so, whether you want to discuss a new application, or you’re a current grant holder and need additional flexibility, please do get in touch.
See our open funding programmes to help museums, galleries and cultural organisations respond to the challenges posed by the Covid-19 crisis.
Explore training and career development opportunities for curators and other museum professionals, and how to apply.
Use our free digital services to help with audience engagement, crowdfunding and online ticketing, which can help with capacity and timed entry during reopening.
Joining the National Art Pass network of venues helps you attract visitors, access funding and raise the profile of your museum with our marketing support.
In response to the Covid-19 crisis, Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft turned to Art Fund for a small project grant to help realise #CreateToRelate – an online programme of talks, workshops and events led by artists, craftspeople and art historians aimed at audiences unable to visit during lockdown.
Glasgow International is the largest annual festival for contemporary visual art in Scotland. Each edition welcomes around 250,000 visits to exhibitions at venues across the city. In response to the Covid-19 crisis, Glasgow International took the difficult decision to postpone the festival five weeks before it was scheduled to open.
A new formal membership network providing peer support for people in the UK working with LGBTQ+ collections and histories, developed by a collective body of organisations, led by the National Trust.
21 July 2021
Art Fund, the national charity for art, today announced the five museums which have been selected as finalists for Art Fund Museum of the Year 2021, the world’s largest museum prize.
22 June 2021
Borrow treasures from national collections for forthcoming exhibitions – applications from UK museums and galleries for the next round of the Weston Loan Programme with Art Fund are now open
2 June 2021
Curator and Headley Fellow Joanne Anderson discusses how her fellowship enabled her research into the Native North American artwork at the Great North Museum, alongside visits to the Haida Nation in Canada to explore the provenance and significance of objects in the museum's collections.
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