Art Fund: New Collecting Awards

Sarah Rothwell, National Museums Scotland

Sarah Rothwell, National Museums Scotland

Art Fund has launched the fourth round of their New Collecting Awards. 

Through the programme they aim to support curators across the UK to build critical professional skills by pursuing new avenues of collecting for their museum or gallery. Offering 100% funding for focused collecting projects of the highest quality, the scheme enables curators to expand collections of fine art, design or visual culture into exciting new areas, or to deepen existing holdings in imaginative ways. Each awardee also receives a generous funding allocation towards research, travel and training costs to facilitate their proposed collecting plans and professional development. 

Over the last two years Art Fund have given seventeen awards totalling £1 million for acquisition projects ranging from Modernist jewellery to cartographic material. Typical grant awards fall between £50,000 and £80,000. They welcome applications from curators who are in the early stages of their career or have had limited opportunities to collect.

Deadline for expressions of interest: Tuesday 13 February 2018.

More information about the New Collecting Awards can be found here.