Applications are now being accepted for the next round of the John Ellerman Foundation’s Museums and Galleries Fund which aims to strengthen regional museums and galleries in the UK.
A total of £500,000 of funding is available each year for applications which enable new ways of working both for established curators and those just starting out; and ensure organisations are able to safeguard and advance curatorial skills through a time of development or change. The Foundation focus on visual and decorative arts and social and natural history collections, and expects to make no more than five or six grants of around £90,000 for periods of two to three years. Higher amounts will be considered for exceptional projects.
Local authority, independent museums and contemporary galleries without permanent collections are also eligible to apply. While priority is given to small to medium-sized museums and galleries outside of London, national and/or London-based institutions may also apply if their project brings significant benefits in the regions.
There is a two-stage application process and the deadline for applications for stage 1 is 5pm on the 8th January 2021.