The Museums and Galleries Fund – November 29

The Museums and Galleries Fund aims to help strengthen regional museums and galleries in the UK. The John Ellerman Foundation, who run the fund, want to help organisations enhance and sustain curatorial development to attract a broader public.

They have earmarked around £0.5m to be awarded through the Fund in 2020. It is expected that there will be no more than five or six grants for periods of two to three years. While the average grant size is £87k, higher amounts for exceptional projects will be considered.

The foundation are keen to fund work which has a legacy within and beyond the organisation. They will prioritise applications that aspire to achieve outcomes for people working in curatorial roles, the collections they work with and the institutions in which they work. There will be particular interest in applications which:

  • enable new ways of working both for established curators and those just starting out or
  • ensure organisations are able to safeguard and advance curatorial skills through a time of development or change

The deadline is Friday November 29

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