The Art Fund have announced that philanthropist and patron Jonathan Ruffer has generously increased his support for their curatorial grants programme by 50%, rising from £50,000 to £75,000 per year. The programme provides funding for travel and other practical costs to help curators from museums large and small undertake collection and exhibition research projects within the UK or anywhere in the world.
Since its inception in 2012 the scheme has benefitted over 200 curators in 130 institutions. Applications for grants under £1,500 can be accepted at any time, while applications over £1,500 are only considered three times a year. The deadlines for 2016 are as follows:
- Wednesday 20 January
- Wednesday 20 May
- Wednesday 14 September
Full details on the scheme and the application process can be found on their website here.