Since the programme launched in 2012, Art Fund’s curatorial grants scheme has helped 247 curators, scholars and researchers with 225 projects. Last year the pot of funding increased by 50%, so Art Fund now has £75,000 to offer annually.
The scheme is open to curators and other professionals working with public collections, and through it Art Fund aims to help individuals realise their curatorial ambitions, through offering grants for collections-based research and curatorial development opportunities.
Art Fund can accept applications under £1,500 at any point throughout the year, while applications above this level are considered at committee meetings three times a year. The deadlines for these are as follows:
Application deadline Date of meeting
27th February 2017 27th March 2017
2nd May 2017 6th June 2017
25th September 2017 30th October 2017