Apply for funding

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

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.

New Collecting Awards

These awards provide funding for curators to pursue new avenues of collecting for their museums and build critical professional skills.

Acquisition grants

Open for applications

We give grants of over £4m every year to help UK museums and galleries acquire objects and works of art for their collections.

Jonathan Ruffer curatorial grants

Curators can apply for funding towards travel and other costs, to enable collections and exhibition research projects in the UK or abroad.

Student opportunities

Open for applications

Harness the talent of university students to help realise a project at your museum or gallery. Apply for a grant to pay the students and receive support in recruiting candidates from our network of students.

Museum Development Network

with Art Fund

A new funding partnership with the Museum Development Network (MDN) to reach museums across all nations of the UK who have not yet received emergency grants or smaller museums fulfilling specific cultural or local needs. We ask that you acknowledge our support. Further guidance on how to credit us and the use of our logo can be found in our brand guidelines. This document can be downloaded along with our logos here.

Launching soon with more information available via the MDN.

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