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Supporting museums

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.

Apply for funding

See our open funding programmes to help museums, galleries and cultural organisations respond to the challenges posed by the Covid-19 crisis.

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Professional development

Explore training and career development opportunities for curators and other museum professionals, and how to apply.

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Digital services

Use our free digital services to help with audience engagement, crowdfunding and online ticketing, which can help with capacity and timed entry during reopening.

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Join the network

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.

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Are you the next Art Fund Museum of the Year?

Open for applications

Art Fund Museum of the Year celebrates exceptional museums, galleries and historic houses, recognises imaginative work, and inspires more people to engage.

The 2022 prize will be more important than ever in championing the UK’s vital museums, and Art Fund is seeking applications from organisations whose achievements tell the story of the creativity and resilience of the sector, with a particular focus on engaging audiences of today and the future in ways that can be sustained.

AAMC International Engagement Programme

Open for applications

This programme is a collaboration between Art Fund and the US-based Association of Art Museum Curators Foundation, to enable UK curators to travel, network and deepen international relationships through creating opportunities for genuine exchange and learning.

Freelands Art Fund Acquisition

Open for applications

This new partnership between Freelands Foundation and Art Fund offers grants of up to £50,000 for museums to acquire contemporary art and increase public access to work by women artists in the UK.

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