Grants are available to museums and galleries to borrow works from national collections, encouraging the sharing of works more widely across the UK.
The Weston Loan Programme with Art Fund is designed to provide regional museums and museum visitors with increased access to National museum and gallery collections.
The Programme will support regional museums to secure important strategic loans and maximise loan opportunities in the context of their own collections and communities.
The aims of the Programme are:
Applications can be accepted from UK public museums, galleries, historic houses, libraries and archives which are:
It is expected that the majority of grants to be for between £5,000 and £25,000, Art Fund will consider applications for smaller and larger amounts.
Art Fund will accept applications for 100% funding, but applicants can apply to this programme as part of a larger funding package of support from a variety of sources.
Applications should be submitted by the deadline of 17 August 2021.