The fourth round of Art Fund's New Collecting Awards has been launched. The programme aims 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 New Collecting Awards 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 generous funding towards research, travel and training costs to facilitate both collecting plans and professional development.
Typical grant awards fall between £50,000 and £80,000. Art Fund welcomes applications from curators in the early stages of their career or those who have had limited opportunities to collect.
The deadline for applications is 13 February 2018. Please see here for further information.