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Art Fund is the national fundraising charity for art. It provides millions of pounds every year to help museums to acquire and share works of art across the UK, further the professional development of their curators, and inspire more people to visit and enjoy their public programmes.

In response to Covid-19 Art Fund has made £2 million in adapted funding available to support museums through reopening and beyond, including Respond and Reimagine grants to help meet immediate need and reimagine future ways of working. Art Fund is independently funded, supported by the 159,000 members who buy the National Art Pass, who enjoy free entry to over 240 museums, galleries and historic places, 50% off major exhibitions, and receive Art Quarterly magazine.

Art Fund also supports museums through its annual prize, Art Fund Museum of the Year. In a unique edition of the prize for 2020, Art Fund responded to the unprecedented challenges that all museums are facing by selecting five winners and increasing the prize money to £200,000. The winners are Aberdeen Art Gallery; Gairloch Museum; Science Museum; South London Gallery; and Towner Eastbourne.

Art Tickets
Designed exclusively for UK museums and galleries, we also offer a free ticket management system which makes selling tickets online simpler. Find out more about Art Tickets and how it can empower you to sell more tickets and reach wider audiences by visiting our website.


Howard Buckley
Senior Marketing Manager Museums
Tel: 07867422477



Looking ahead: Museum Sector Research Summary Report
In this report from May 2021, Art Fund seeks to understand the priorities for museums and galleries for 2021 and beyond - looking not just at recovery and renewal, but at how the sector might reimagine its purpose and activities in a post-pandemic world.
Tags: Audience Behaviour | Metrics & Data | Research

How crowdfunding can help realise your ambitions
Many organisations have struggled to attract income during the pandemic. In this article, Art Fund explores how crowdfunding can help support your museum, using Charleston's recent successful campaign as a case study.
Tags: Increasing Engagement & Income