Art Fund

  • London Gallery Weekend travel bursaries, APPLICATIONS OPEN
    Photo: Linda Nylind

    London Gallery Weekend travel bursaries


    For the third year, Art Fund and London Gallery Weekend are partnering to offer grants to support travel and accommodation costs for curators working at regional museums across the UK to visit London Gallery Weekend, 31 May - 2 June 2024.

  • What we can fund


    What’s covered by the bursary: Accommodation (arranged by London Gallery Weekend at a Central London hotel) and travel to and from London (including a travel card while in London). 


    What’s not included: Per diems, meals and beverages, transportation to/from train stations or airports.



    Who can apply


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


    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 ensure that you meet the eligibility criteria and review the full terms before submitting your application. Curators can apply for a bursary for their travel and accommodation (up to two nights maximum).


    To apply for a bursary, submit your application via the online form. Applications should be submitted by midnight on Sunday 24 March 2024


    Apply now


    We are committed to representation from diverse backgrounds and experiences across the UK, valuing difference and diversity within the museum sector. We encourage applications from all races, ages, religions and sexual orientations, as well as parents, veterans, people living with any kind of disabilities and any other minority groups.


    Please fill out our equality, diversity and inclusion form as part of your application. This monitoring form is voluntary but the information we collect here helps us ensure that we are inclusive. Please be assured that this information is confidential and will only ever be processed or analysed on an anonymous basis.




    We endeavour to notify all applicants by the following two weeks.


    If your application is successful, we will request that you book your travel tickets as soon as possible and email your receipts to [email protected] at London Gallery Weekend, along with an invoice with your bank details.


    Please note that if you are selected, you are committing to actively participate in the LGW Programme, and you are consenting to share your contact details with LGW participating galleries to facilitate connections ahead of your visit.



    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.

  • About Art Fund

    About Art Fund

    Art Fund is the national charity for art, helping museums and people to share in great art and culture for 120 years. Art Fund raises millions of pounds every year to help the UK’s museums, galleries and historic houses. The charity funds art, enabling the UK’s museums to buy and share exciting works, connect with th...