Arts Minister Michael Ellis has launched a £20 million fund aimed at helping culture, heritage and the creative industries to benefit towns and cities across England.
1 May 2018
Art Fund has announced their shortlist of five UK museums selected as finalists for Art Fund Museum of the Year 2018, the world’s largest and most prestigious prize for museums.
Sir Edwin Landseer’s ‘The Monarch of the Glen’ (c. 1851) at National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh, was announced today as winner of the Art Fund Work of 2017.
The Hepworth Wakefield has won this year’s Museum of The Year Award. The gallery located in West Yorkshire has beaten Tate Modern, the Lapworth Museum of Geology in Birmingham, Sir John Soane’s Museum in London and the National Heritage Centre for Horseracing and Sporting Art in Suffolk. The Art Fund aims to reward an institution that has shown “exceptional imagination, innovation, and achievement across the preceding 12 months”.
The £300,000 New Collecting Award programme winners have been announced by the Art Fund. The award invests in the development of promising curators. The successful projects include building a collection of cartographic material about forced migration to increasing the number of works by female artists.
After a record-breaking year, the Victoria & Albert (V&A) Museum has been named the Museum of the Year 2016. The judges said the museum had “indisputably” become one of the best in the world. The Duchess of Cambridge at a ceremony at the Natural History Museum made the announcement for the £100,000 prize which is the largest single arts […]
An appeal to save a masterpiece of the English Renaissance for the Nation has been launched jointly by the Art Fund charity and the Royal Museums Greenwich. The painting is one of three surviving versions of the Armada portrait of Queen Elizabeth I. £10m is needed to save the life-sized painting. The Art Fund has already pledged £1m, while Royal […]
The five museums shortlisted for the Art Fund’s Museum of the Year 2016 prize has been announced. The annual prize is awarded to one outstanding museum, which, in the opinion of the judges, has shown exceptional imagination, innovation and achievement. The prize of £100,000 is given at an awards dinner, before an invited audience of the UK’s museum and cultural leaders, […]
A knowledge of Art has become such a must have attribute that half of singletons interviewed in a survey by the Art Fund stated that knowing about art makes someone appear more attractive. Yes! A fifth of British men would pretend to have an interest in art in order to impress a potential partner. A quarter of 25-34 year […]
The Art Fund has announced that applications are open for a second phase of the New Collecting Awards, the charity’s landmark funding programme that enables the next generation of museum and gallery curators to apply for funding to support the acquisition of works of art for their collections. Up to £400,000 is now available to be shared […]
The Art Fund has launched Art Miles, a new fundraising initiative to get members of the public walking to raise money for their local museum. On Sunday 22 March 2015, three museums (Chiswick House and Gardens, Dulwich Picture Gallery, and William Morris Gallery), will host a three mile walk around their surroundings, hosting a range […]
The YBA Artist Michael Landy has been selected as a judge for this years £100,000 Art Fund Museum of the Year Prize. The 2015 panel will be chaired by the Art Funds’ Stephen Deuchar, along with design critic and author Alice Rawsthorn; the books and arts editor of The Economist, Fiammetta Rocco; and the director […]
One of the worlds most important industrial archive, the Wedgwood Collection has been saved for the nation after a public appeal raised nearly £3m. The Art Fund will now gift the collection to the V&A who intend to continue to display the ceramics at the current museum located in Barlaston, Staffordshire near Stoke. The collection […]
The Wedgwood Museum, which entered administration in 2010, after the collapse of the iconic firm, has launched a public appeal to save the 80,000 piece Wedgwood pottery collection. The museum was lumbered with an £134m bill for pension debts, when they were transferred to the museum trust after Waterford Wedgwood Plc collapsed in January 2009. […]
The £100,000 Art Fund Prize for Museum of the Year 2014 has been awarded to Yorkshire Sculpture Park. The announcement was made at the National Gallery in London on the 9 July. The prize was presented by the British film and theatre director, Sam Mendes. The judges thought Yorkshire Sculpture Park (YSP) a truly outstanding […]
The Southbank Centre’s Hayward Gallery which opened its doors in 1968, is one of the world’s most adventurous and innovative contemporary art galleries. Annually, Hayward Gallery presents a wide range of exhibitions in London and, through its Hayward Touring programme, shows exhibitions of both national and regional importance, which were seen in 2013 by 750,000 […]
The Art Fund have launched a new fundraising initiative that encourages art lovers to create edible masterpieces – all funds raised go towards helping UK museums and galleries. The competition encourages you to get together with your friends, family or colleagues on Friday 9 May to see who can make the most amazing edible creation […]
Chair of the Tate, Lord Browne of Madingley recently spoke at the Royal Society of Arts arguing we need to adopt a new model of funding which strikes a balance between state funding and private philanthropy. The history of philanthropy shows that state provision is only a recent phenomenon. From ancient Greece to Andrew Carnegie, […]
The inaugural winners of their new Testing Media initiative, which enables institutions across the UK to acquire contemporary artworks in new or challenging media for their collections has been announced by The Contemporary Art Society, in association with the Art Fund. The winners are: New Walk Museum & Art Gallery, Leicester and Peter Scott Gallery, […]
The Art Fund have announced the ten museums in the running for the UK’s largest arts prize, the £100,000 Art Fund Prize for Museum of the Year. Celebrating the very best UK museums and galleries, the Prize highlights the innovative and creative ways that museums bring objects and collections to life, looking specifically at activity […]
The Art Fund Prize for Museums and Galleries has renamed the prize ‘Museum of The Year’ and changed its criteria for applying. Any accredited museum or gallery may now apply for the prize; in previous years the main criteria was a new project or redevelopment in the past 12 months. Each year the Art Fund […]
Rachel Whiteread’s gilded bronze frieze, ‘Tree of Life’ has been voted the nation’s favourite work of art supported by the Art Fund in 2012, in a poll of museum goers. Featuring clusters of leaves, cast in bronze and plated in gold leaf, Tree of Life covers the sculptural façade of the Whitechapel Gallery in East […]
The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson has without success pleaded with Mayor Lutfur Rahman, to reverse the decision to sell a £20m Henry Moore sculpture, known locally as ‘Old Flo’. The council insists the decision was made with “regret”, because it must find an extra £100m in the next two years or cut essential services. […]
The public has shown major support for the joint appeal by the Fitzwilliam Museum and the Art Fund to secure Poussin’s masterpiece Extreme Unction (c. 1638-40) for the nation. In the first few weeks the fundraising appeal has reached £550,000 thanks to significant donations from over 2,250 members of the general public, including £100,000 from […]
The Art Fund have announced today that Exeter’s Royal Albert Memorial Museum has won this year’s £100,000 Art Fund Prize and the prestigious title of ‘Museum of the Year’. Since it reopened in 2011 following a £24 million transformation, RAMM has wowed hundreds of thousands of visitors with its dramatically reinterpreted displays. Lord Smith of […]
The longlist for the Art Fund’s best new gallery prize has been whittled down to a shortlist of four – the Hepworth Wakefield, the newly refurbished Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Exeter’s Royal Albert Memorial Museum and Art Gallery, and the Watts Gallery in Surrey. All four will now compete for the honour of being named […]
Last year, Art Fund gained 18,000 new members, helping them in their work to compensate for drastic government cuts to arts spending While the rest of the world seemed on the brink of economic collapse, The Art Fund miraculously increased its membership by 15 % in 2011. The 18,000 new members achieved by the Art […]
4th Plinth Yinka Shonibare sculpture should go to National Maritime Museum The giant ship in a bottle by Yinka Shonibare, MBE which has delighted the crowds in Trafalgar Square for over a year, is slated to be removed from public view in January 2012. The question is, Where will it go? The National Maritime Museum […]
Rodin’s Houses of Parliament sculpture in ownership mystery Rodin’s sculpture ‘The Burghers of Calais’ has stood in Westminster outside the Houses of Parliament for nearly 100 years – certainly long enough to become a familiar feature of the area. However, this imposing public artwork is, in 2011, the subject to something of a mystery as […]