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John Ellerman Foundation: Museums and Galleries Fund

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By John Ellerman Foundation / Posted on Monday 1st October 2018

Funding aimed at small to medium-sized museums and galleries outside of London particularly in areas such as the West Midlands where fewer grants have been made.

Museums and galleries are a means by which people engage with arts and heritage. Many regional institutions hold important collections which have the power to inspire creativity, motivate artistic expression and stimulate local regeneration.

The Fund aims to help strengthen regional museums and galleries in the UK. The John Ellerman Foundation wants to help organisations enhance and sustain curatorial development to attract a broader public.

They have earmarked around £0.5m to be awarded through the Fund in 2019. While the average grant size is ca. £86k higher amounts will be considered for exceptional projects.

The focus is on visual and decorative arts and social and natural history collections. The applicant should demonstrate:

  • excellence in their field at a national level
  • national significance, usually through a unique or high quality collection

In line with their general policy, organisations with an income between £100,000 and £10m are preferred. Local authority museums are also eligible.

Applying to the Fund
First stage applications must be received by 5pm, Monday 3 December 2018. They expect to make decisions in spring 2019, so you should plan for the work funded by a grant to start from or after June 2019.

For more information and to apply, click here.

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