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Grants from public funders, trusts and foundations help to make a diverse range of projects possible, including developing new online features, our learning and engagement programmes and commissioning new content.

We would particularly like to thank the following organisations for their ongoing support:

Public and statutory supporters

Arts Council England



National Lottery Heritage Fund


Programme funders

Art UK is grateful to the many public sector funders and grant-giving trusts that have supported our project work.

Sculpture digitisation

Learn more about our nationwide digitisation project, and the organisations and individuals who funded this major initiative.

Learning resources

2021 sees the launch of the new online home for our learning resources. Find out more about the project and our funding partners.


The development of Curations has been made possible with generous support from the Ampersand Foundation.

Art Detective

During 2021 and 2022 the expansion of Art Detective is being generously supported by the John Ellerman Foundation.

Data Harvester Pilot

In late 2019 Art UK undertook a Data Harvester Pilot with the generous support of The National Gallery Trust.

Extending public sculpture photography

In 2021 we carried out further photography of outdoor public sculptures, the completion of which was delayed due to COVID-19. We are grateful to the below funders for supporting this vital work which, once complete, will provide the first comprehensive record of the nation's public sculpture.

Paul Mellon Centre 

Mayor of London 

Henry Moore Foundation 

The Ingram Collection 

Colwinston Charitable Trust 

P F Charitable Trust 

Thistle Trust 

The Hepworth Estate 

Bowman Sculpture 

Carew Pole Charitable Trust 

Individual donor 


Trusts and foundations

We are grateful to the following organisations for supporting us since 2019.


Garfield Weston Foundation

Treebeard Trust


CHK Foundation

Esmee Fairbairn Foundation

Nicholas Jones Charitable Trust

Oakmoor Trust

The Rushworth Foundation

Tanner Trust

Tavolozza Foundation

William Syson Foundation


Honeymead Arts Trust

Hugh Fraser Foundation

Murdoch Forrest Trust

Wyfold Charitable Trust