As the museum and gallery sector navigates the next phase of recovery from the pandemic, Art Fund is launching a new £2 million project grants scheme to help institutions move forward, as well as announcing the opening of applications for the third round of Headley Fellowships.
Aiming to increase creativity and stability in the sector, Art Fund is opening applications for its new £2million project grants scheme. Reimagine grants will help UK organisations transform their activities and build expertise, capacity and connections within and beyond the sector.
Open to museums, galleries, historic houses, arts-focussed archives, libraries, festivals, biennials and a range of professional networks, the Reimagine programme will offer small grants of between £5,000 and £15,000 and large grants of between £15,000 and £50,000. These grants will support large and small projects and professional networks.
The first deadline for applications to the Reimagine programme is 5 July 2021, and two further rounds will be held in August and October.
Art Fund has also announced further support to small and medium-sized museums across the UK by providing an additional £175,000 that will be distributed by Museum Development UK (MDUK) and their partners – Museums and Galleries Scotland, the Welsh Government and Northern Ireland Museums Council. Building on the successful partnership with MDUK and the collaborative response to the Coronavirus pandemic in 2020, this funding, which will be matched by MDUK, will ensure support can reach as many museums and galleries as possible.
West Midlands Museum Development will announce details of its grant scheme in the next few weeks.
Art Fund has also opened applications for the third round of Headley Fellowships, a £600,000 funding programme supported by The Headley Trust, to help curators, expand specialist skills and develop expertise. Eleven fellowships, each with a value of £27,500, will be available to help back-fill museum professionals’ posts for up to six months to facilitate new research into collections. More information.