John Ellerman Foundation Regional Museums and Galleries Fund

The John Ellerman Foundation provides the Regional Museums and Galleries Fund.

Funding is available to help strengthen regional museums and galleries in the UK by helping organisations to enhance and sustain curatorial development to attract a broader public.

The focus of the fund is on visual and decorative arts and social and natural history collections.

The budget for 2017/18 is £500,000. The Foundation expects to make about five or six grants for periods of two to three years.

While the average grant is £85,000, requests for higher amounts will be considered.

The Foundation is keen to fund work which has a legacy within and beyond the organisation. It is particularly interested in applications for one of the following:

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

The deadline for applications is 1 December 2017.

For further information please visit the fund website here.