Art fund announce New Collecting Awards Programme
Art Fund has launched the fourth round of our New Collecting Awards.
Through the New Collecting Awards programme we aim to support curators across the UK to build critical professional skills by pursuing new avenues of collecting for their museums. Offering 100% funding for focused 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 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 we have given 17 awards totalling £1million for acquisition projects ranging from Modernist jewellery to cartographic material. Typical grant awards fall between £50,000 and £80,000 and we welcome applications from curators who are in the early stages of their career or have had limited opportunities to collect.