Our reports into key areas of concern within the museum sector offer insight and practical advice you can use in your own organisation.
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.
Use our free digital services to help with audience engagement, crowdfunding and online ticketing.
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.
19 May 2022
Art Fund recently carried out the third in its series of annual research into the impact of Covid-19 on museums. Over two years on from museums’ doors first closing, our director of programme and policy, Sarah Philp, shares her view on what the research tells us about the current moment, and what Art Fund will be doing next.
28 April 2022
Thanks to Art Fund members and donors, we’ve reached our £1 million target to fund museum projects that inspire young people – marking the start of our journey to keep young people connected to art and culture.
2 February 2022
Today we are publishing new research, commissioned in partnership with Creative Scotland, providing an overview of the current practice and future potential for touring and sharing exhibitions and visual arts programmes across the UK.
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