Art Fund

  • London Gallery Weekend travel bursaries, APPLICATIONS OPEN

    London Gallery Weekend travel bursaries

    APPLICATIONS OPEN Small grants to support travel and accommodation costs for curators working at regional museums from across the UK to visit London Gallery Weekend, 2-4 June 2023
  • London Gallery Weekend unites the galleries of the capital, as they present exhibitions by major international artists and emerging artists, alongside an expanded public events programme that includes performances, educational talks and activity packs for families.


    This year, Art Fund and London Gallery Weekend are partnering again to offer grants to support travel and accommodation costs for curators working at regional museums across the UK to visit London Gallery Weekend, 2-4 June 2023.


    The partnership aims to create new and stronger connections between UK museums, London galleries, and the artists they support. As well as providing funding for travel and accommodation, London Gallery Weekend will help facilitate networking opportunities so the funding recipients can make the most of the weekend.


    Who should apply


    The fund will enable the visits of curators from regional museums and galleries who would otherwise be unable to cover the costs of travel and accommodation.


    The programme is open to curators from public museums, galleries, historic houses, libraries and archives based anywhere in the UK outside of London that are:

    • Open for at least half the week for at least six months of the year
    • Fully or provisionally Accredited through the Arts Council Accreditation scheme or other national equivalents
    • Most organisations we support will hold collections, which may include fine and applied art and design, archaeology and/or social history. They will also be committed to delivering activity that increases public access to these collections, which has public benefit and aligns with Art Fund’s charitable objectives


    We do not offer funding under this programme in the following instances:

    • Organisations that exist to make profit, including: Private Limited Companies, Public Limited Companies, Unlimited Companies, or Sole Traders
    • General Partnerships, Limited Partnerships, or Limited Liability Partnerships


    How to apply


    Please read the full open call information before applying to ensure you meet the eligibility requirements. Curators can apply for a bursary for their travel and accommodation (up to two nights maximum).


    To apply for a bursary please submit your application via the following link: 


    Applications should be submitted by midnight on Sunday 19 March 2023.


    We endeavour to notify all applicants by the week commencing 20 March.


    If your application is successful, we will ask you to email your travel and accommodation receipts to [email protected] at London Gallery Weekend, along with an invoice and your bank details.


    Please note, if your application is successful, you are agreeing to share your contact details with LGW participating galleries to facilitate connections ahead of your visit and you are committing to participate in the LGW Programme.



    London Gallery Weekend’s partnership with Art Fund was established with the mutual aim of strengthening the relationships between London’s galleries and the UK’s regional institutions, to develop new and existing connections across the broader UK art community.





    Art Fund is the national fundraising charity for art. It provides millions of pounds every year to help museums to acquire and share works of art across the UK, further the professional development of their curators, and inspire more people to visit and enjoy their public programmes. In response to C...