Four funding opportunities available.
Headley Fellowships with Art Fund
Now in their second year, the Headley Fellowships with Art Fund free up time for curators to carry out research into their collections by providing funding for their posts to be backfilled. The scheme is part of Art Fund’s ongoing initiative to encourage the development of UK collections expertise and the sharing of specialist knowledge both with the public and across the sector.
Art Fund is always looking for new ways to support museums. Last year it began making grants to cover conservation – including work that allowed Artemisia Gentileschi’s Self Portrait as Saint Catherine of Alexandria to tour the UK before settling in at the National Gallery. Now Art Fund is pleased to open a dedicated scheme of conservation grants to help safeguard the future of more artworks in collections across the country.
Small Project Grants
Art Fund wants to help museums, galleries and other visual arts organisations realise adventurous projects across a range of activities to benefit their audiences.
It has launched its small project grants, which provide funds for museums to trial new ideas and take more creative risks, with grants of up to £10,000 available to back projects of all kinds.
Weston Loan Programme with Art Fund 2019
Art Fund is excited to announce that the next round of funding from the Weston Loan Programme with Art Fund has now opened. The Programme is designed to directly fund and empower museums and galleries which are regional and/or run by local authorities, universities, or have independent Trust status, to borrow major works or collections from the UK’s national museums and galleries.
Generously supported by the Garfield Weston Foundation, the programme will distribute a further £200,000 to museums and galleries across the UK for projects that enable loans of works of art and artefacts to go on display. Grants will range from £5,000 to £25,000 and can be used to cover a range of costs, including transport, insurance, conservation, installation, and activities relating to advocacy, marketing and audience development.
For full information, guidance and details of how to apply please visit Art Fund’s website.
Application deadline: 10 September
If you have an idea for a project that you would like to discuss, or have any questions about the programme, please contact Penny Bull, firstname.lastname@example.org, 020 7225 4840.