Category: Art Fund

Weston Loan Programme with Art Fund – deadline for applications 7th May 2020

The Weston Loan Programme with Art Fund has reopened for applications. The Fund is designed to provide regional museums and museum visitors with increased access to significant works held in collections across the country. The programme is generously supported by the Garfield Weston Foundation and will support cultural settings to secure strategic loans and maximise loan opportunities in the context of their own collections and communities. Art Fund recognises the great value of our national collections being shared more widely across the UK, and hope that museum staff, collections and audiences nationwide will benefit.

In this second phase of funding Art Fund has widened the pool of eligible lenders (to include non-nationals that lend under certain conditions) and will be holding two application rounds per year. Further details can be found in the Guidance for applicants.

Art Fund has opened the application process and welcomes proposals from non-national public museums, galleries, historic houses and other institutions with permanent collections. The application process is online, and the closing date for applications is midnight on 7 May 2020. If you’re not ready to apply in this round, there will be another round this year, and two per year in 2021 and 2022.

Full details of the programme, and advice on developing and delivering a loan project, can be found via Art Fund’s website

If you have any queries or would like to discuss a potential application, please contact Penny Bull, Senior Programmes Manager
020 7225 4840
pbull@artfund.org

 

 

 

New Collecting Awards

New Collecting Awards
Closing Date: 28th April

Art Fund are now accepting applications for the sixth round of the New Collecting Awards, which offers 100% funding for curators to build or expand collections of fine art, design or visual culture. The programme aims to support curators in developing skills associated with researching and identifying acquisitions, and offers a generous funding allocation towards research, travel and training costs and the support of a mentor. Applications close on Tuesday 28 April, and more information, including guidance for applicants, can be found here.

New Professional Development Opportunities from Art Fund

From Art Fund:

Art Fund and AAMC Foundation International Engagement Programme

We have partnered with the Association of Art Museum Curators for a second year to offer UK-based art curators the opportunity to develop their learning and raise the profile of their collections on an international stage by participating in the AAMC Art Curators Conference in Seattle. This fully-funded programme will support 5 curators to attend the conference, pairing them with a US curator for peer-on-peer guidance and exchange and offering a one-year membership to both Art Fund and AAMC.

Curators with limited access to travel and professional development funding, and those without existing strong ties to US partners, are particularly encouraged to apply.

Applications close on Tuesday 11 February; more information can be found here.


New Collecting Awards

We are now accepting applications for the sixth round of the New Collecting Awards, which offers 100% funding for curators to build or expand collections of fine art, design or visual culture. The programme aims to support curators in developing skills associated with researching and identifying acquisitions, and offers a generous funding allocation towards research, travel and training costs and the support of a mentor.

There is £300,000 available in round 6, and with support from the Ruddock Foundation of the Arts, one award will be ringfenced for a curator planning to collect pre-1600 works as part of their project.

Applications close on Tuesday 28 April, and more information, including guidance for applicants, can be found here.


Jonathan Ruffer curatorial grants

This programme provides funding for travel and other practical costs to help museum professionals with collection and exhibition research projects and professional development. In 2019 we supported 74 curators with grants totalling over £78,000. The first 2020 deadline for grant requests above £2,000 falls on Wednesday 19 February. More information, including guidance for applicants, can be found here.


Headley Fellowships with Art Fund

Finally, later this year we will be opening the third and final round of Headley Fellowships with Art Fund, which give curators the time and resources to undertake research into their collections. We encourage applications from curators working with any kind of museum collection, from fine art and social history to archaeology and natural sciences.

We will open for applications in June, but welcome conversations in the meantime with anyone who might be interested in applying. More information can be found here.

Weston Loan Programme with Art Fund – deadline 10th September

The Weston Loan Programme with Art Fund is open for the third round of applications. The programme provides funding and training for regional museums and galleries to secure important strategic loans from national collections.

The grants cover up to 100% of the costs associated with securing and displaying a loan, for example security reviews, insurance, transportation, conservation, installation and invigilation.

They also support activity related to maximising the impact of the loan, such as production of marketing materials, on-site interpretation and/or audience engagement activity.

Made possible with the support of the Garfield Weston Foundation, the programme aims to encourage new and stronger relationships between regional and national museums and galleries.

Details are here of the loans supported across the first and second rounds of funding. Plus repeated here is Warrington Museum & Art Gallery’s guest blog on their experiences on applying to and receiving funding from the Weston Loan Programme with Art Fund.

There is funding available of £5,000-£25,000, deadline to apply is 10th September 2019.

Further details of the Weston Loan Programme with Art Fund are here. You are encouraged to review the Guidance for applicants and contact the Programmes team at Art Fund to discuss your initial ideas before submitting an application.

Please contact:
Penny Bull, Senior Programmes Manager
020 7225 4840
pbull@artfund.org

Other news from Art Fund:

Conservation grants
Art Fund is always looking for new ways to support museums, and last year it began making grants to cover conservation – including work that allowed Artemisia Gentileschi’s Self Portrait as Saint Catherine of Alexandria to recently tour the UK in her full glory before settling in at the National Gallery. Now the Art Fund is pleased to open a dedicated scheme of conservation grants to help safeguard the future of more artworks in collections across the country.

Find out more and apply now

Small project grants
The Art Fund wants to help museums, galleries and other visual arts organisations realise adventurous projects across a range of activities to benefit their audiences. It has launched its small project grants, which provide funds for museums to trial new ideas and take more creative risks, with grants of up to £10,000 available to back projects of all kinds.

Find out more and apply now

Headley Fellowships with Art Fund
Now in their second year, the Headley Fellowships with Art Fund free up time for curators to carry out research into their collections by providing funding for their posts to be backfilled. The scheme is part of its ongoing initiative to encourage the development of UK collections expertise and the sharing of specialist knowledge both with the public and across the sector.

Find out more and apply now

 

 

Navigating the Art Market course

Details about a new professional development opportunity delivered by the Art Fund in partnership with Sotheby’s Institute of Art.navigating-the-art-market.jpg

Art Fund is pleased to be offering again this year free places on Navigating the Art Market, a course which will provide museum professionals with a practical understanding of the art market through a combination of online sessions and a one-day seminar in London.

When: Online sessions 7-28 October. Seminar day Friday 1 November 2019
Where: Sotheby’s Institute of Art, 30 Bedford Square, London WC1B 3EE
Who: Early career curators interested in gaining a practical understanding of the art market and more experienced curators wishing to refresh their knowledge
Cost: Free to attend (includes lunch)

The course will cover:

  • An overview and introduction to the art market
  • Guidance on how to buy at auction
  • Tools and resources for how to understand and analyse the art market
  • Provenance and due diligence research
  • The process of authentication and condition reporting
  • Title claim checks and registration

More details and information on how to apply can be found here. The deadline for applications is Wednesday 18 September.

 

 Navigating the Art Market

When: Online sessions 7-28 October. Seminar day Friday 1 November 2019
Where: Sotheby’s Institute of Art, 30 Bedford Square, London WC1B 3EE
Who: Early career curators interested in gaining a practical understanding of the art market and more experienced curators wishing to refresh their knowledge
Cost: Free to attend (includes lunch)

Navigating the Art Market, in partnership with Sotheby’s Institute of Art, will provide museum professionals with a practical understanding of the art market through a combination of online sessions and a one-day seminar in London, with free places supported by Art Fund and Sotheby’s Institute of Art.

Online sessions will be available for course participants to access at any time in the four weeks preceding the seminar course and for one month after. The seminar in London will offer an opportunity to review online material, network with curators and art-world experts.

The course will cover:

  • An overview and introduction to the art market
  • Guidance on how to buy at auction
  • Tools and resources for how to understand and analyse the art market
  • Provenance and due diligence research
  • The process of authentication and condition reporting
  • Title claim checks and registration

More details and information on how to apply can be found on the Art Fund’s website. The deadline for applications is Wednesday 18 September 2019.

New funding schemes from Art Fund open today

Conservation grants

Art Fund is always looking for new ways to support museums, and last year we began making grants to cover conservation – including work that allowed Artemisia Gentileschi’s Self Portrait as Saint Catherine of Alexandria to recently tour the UK in her full glory before settling in at the National Gallery. Now we are pleased to open a dedicated scheme of conservation grants to help safeguard the future of more artworks in collections across the country.

Find out more and apply now


Small project grants

We want to help museums, galleries and other visual arts organisations realise adventurous projects across a range of activities to benefit their audiences. Today we launch our small project grants, which provide funds for museums to trial new ideas and take more creative risks, with grants of up to £10,000 available to back projects of all kinds.

Find out more and apply now


Headley Fellowships with Art Fund

Now in their second year, the Headley Fellowships with Art Fund free up time for curators to carry out research into their collections by providing funding for their posts to be backfilled. The scheme is part of our ongoing initiative to encourage the development of UK collections expertise and the sharing of specialist knowledge both with the public and across the sector.

Find out more and apply now

Weston Loan programme with Art Fund open for applications

The Weston Loan Programme with Art Fund is open for the third round of applications. The programme provides funding and training for regional museums and galleries to secure important strategic loans from national collections.

The grants cover up to 100% of the costs associated with securing and displaying a loan, for example security reviews, insurance, transportation, conservation, installation and invigilation.

They also support activity related to maximising the impact of the loan, such as production of marketing materials, on-site interpretation and/or audience engagement activity.

Made possible with the support of the Garfield Weston Foundation, the programme aims to encourage new and stronger relationships between regional and national museums and galleries.

Details are here of the loans supported across the first and second rounds of funding. Plus repeated  here is Warrington Museum & Art Gallery’s guest blog on their experiences on applying to and receiving funding from the Weston Loan Programme with Art Fund.

There is funding available of £5,000-£25,000, deadline to apply is 10th September 2019

Further details of the Weston Loan Programme with Art Fund are here. You are encouraged to review the Guidance for applicants and contact the Programmes team at Art Fund to discuss your initial ideas before submitting an application. Please contact:
Penny Bull, Senior Programmes Manager
020 7225 4840
pbull@artfund.org

 

 

 

 

Weston Loan programme with Art Fund now open for applications

The Weston Loan Programme with Art Fund has now reopened for the third round of applications. The programme provides funding and training for regional museums and galleries to secure important strategic loans from national collections.

The grants cover up to 100% of the costs associated with securing and displaying a loan, for example security reviews, insurance, transportation, conservation, installation and invigilation.

They also support activity related to maximising the impact of the loan, such as production of marketing materials, on-site interpretation and/or audience engagement activity.

Made possible with the support of the Garfield Weston Foundation, the programme aims to encourage new and stronger relationships between regional and national museums and galleries.

Details are here of the loans supported across the first and second rounds of funding. Plus repeated  here is Warrington Museum & Art Gallery’s guest blog on their experiences on applying to and receiving funding from the Weston Loan Programme with Art Fund.

There is funding available of £5,000-£25,000, deadline to apply is 10th September 2019. It is recommended that anyone planning to apply to the Weston Loan Programme with Art Fund attends one of the Touring Exhibitions Group (TEG) workshops, ‘Preparing to Borrow’. For more information on upcoming workshops visit TEG’s Eventbrite page

Further details of the Weston Loan Programme with Art Fund are here. You are encouraged to review the Guidance for applicants and contact the Programmes team at Art Fund to discuss your initial ideas before submitting an application. Please contact:
Penny Bull, Senior Programmes Manager
020 7225 4840
pbull@artfund.org

 

 

 

 

Bursary Opportunity: Career development courses

The Art Fund have partnered with Whitechapel Gallery for the sixth year running to support their series of professional development courses, and are offering 50 bursaries to curators and museum professionals.

Running throughout June and July, these hands-on courses will draw on the expertise of staff from across Whitechapel Gallery, as well as other industry leaders. Each course will focus on practical training and use current projects as case studies.

The Art Fund are offering 50 bursaries to museum professionals on the following one-day courses (five places available on each):

  • How to publish exhibition catalogues
  • Writing for the exhibition
  • How to fundraise – grants and foundations
  • How to curate participatory art projects – schools and teachers
  • How to curate with communities
  • How to curate public events and performance
  • Curating moving image
  • How to curate an exhibition – touring exhibitions and partnerships
  • How to create a communications campaign
  • How to curate an exhibition – archive displays

Full price places usually cost £195. Applications close 5pm Thursday 30 May 2019.

For more information and on how to apply please visit this page.