Applications for the third round of the Art Fund’s New Collecting Awards are now being accepted.
By offering 100% of the funding required for collecting projects of the highest quality, the scheme enables curators to expand museum collections of fine art, design or visual culture into exciting new areas, or deepen existing holdings in imaginative ways. Each awardee also receives a generous funding allocation towards research, travel and training costs, and the ongoing support of a dedicated mentor.
Over the last two years 11 curators have received a New Collecting Award, for acquisition projects ranging from Soviet numismatic material to light-based art. Prospective applicants may wish to note that the majority of previous awards have been for modern and contemporary holdings, and whilst we welcome further applications in these areas, we are also keen to encourage curators with an interest in historic collections to apply.