Weston Loan Programme with Art Fund

Organisation: Art Fund
Deadline: 15/12/23
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These grants enable short-term loans of important works of art and artefacts to museums and galleries across the UK.

Main grants range from £5,000 to £35,000. Smaller grants of up to £5,000 are also available for the research and development of loans projects.

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The Weston Loan Programme with Art Fund helps regional and smaller museums to borrow works of outstanding quality and significance from national and major lending institutions.

The programme is generously supported by the Garfield Weston Foundation. Since its launch in 2017, we have delivered seven rounds of funding, awarding £1.3m to 78 museums. The scheme increases access to notable objects, shares resources across the UK, helps develop relationships, and brings lasting benefits to borrowers, lenders and audiences.

Grants of up to £35,000 are available to cover the practical elements of strategic loans projects. The programme also funds activities to maximise the impact of the loaned items and to develop the skills of museum professionals.

By selecting and displaying high-profile objects, a borrowing institution can elevate its own collection and status, increase its capacity, engage different communities, and draw out new stories of local relevance.

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Organisation: Art Fund
Deadline: 15/12/23
Apply Online