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
Art UK is grateful to the many public sector funders and grant-giving trusts that have supported our project work.
The Superpower of Looking
Murals Digitisation and Engagement programme
This three-year programme, running from 2024–2026, uses digital and in-person engagement to raise awareness of murals and street art, and their place in our communities.
Sculpture Digitisation and Engagement programme
Learn more about our nationwide digitisation project, and the organisations and individuals who funded this major initiative.
2021 saw the launch of the new online home for our learning resources. Find out more about the project and our funding partners.
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 has provided the first comprehensive record of the nation's public sculpture.
P F Charitable Trust
Carew Pole Charitable Trust
The Aurelius Trust
Trusts and foundations
We are grateful to the following organisations for supporting us since 2022.
The BT Fund
The Christies Education Trust
Garfield Weston Foundation
The Hotspur Trust
National Gallery Trust
The P F Charitable Trust
Samuel H. Kress Foundation
The John S Cohen Foundation
Supporting museums and galleries
The Circles of Art provide financial assistance to smaller museums and galleries and art therapy initiatives for chronically sick children.
Esme Mitchell Foundation
Supporting music, the arts and education in Liverpool
The Rushworth Foundation was established by Jonathan Rushworth. It builds on the legacy and heritage of the Rushworth family music business, started by Jonathan’s great-great-grandfather in 1840 as a pipe organ builder, which expanded into a musical instrument maker and dealer. The business was central to music in Liverpool for over a century, supporting and arranging concerts and music festivals, competitions and societies.
Supporting museums, galleries and other cultural and educational institutions
The Tavolozza Foundation is a non-profit, charitable organisation based in Munich, which provides funding for exhibitions, acquisitions, scholarly publications as well as special projects such as conferences and
The Hotspur Trust
The Path Trust
Saints and Sinner Club
The Stevenson Family's Charitable Trust