The Weston Loan Programme with Art Fund has opened for its second round of applications. 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.
You can find further details, including the Guidance for applicants, on the website. Here you will also find a short film on one of the projects awarded funding in the first round.
The deadline for submissions is 11 September 2018.
If you have any queries or would like to discuss a potential project. please contact Penny Bull.