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ARTS COUNCIL ENGLAND

http://www.artscouncil.org.uk

(Registered Charity No: 1036733)
Charity Commission for England and Wales
Main Overlaps with other Grant Makers
Sole supporter: 27% by number, 18% by value.
By ValueBy Number
National Lottery80%69%
Garfield Weston Foundation22%14%
Esmée Fairbairn Foundation8%4%
Greater London Authority8%3%
County Durham Community Foundation5%3%
Nesta5%4%
The Rayne Foundation3%5%
Paul Hamlyn Foundation3%3%
Pears Foundation3%3%
Manchester City Council1%3%
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Grants made
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In this period they've made 74 significant donations to registered charities totalling £17,062,812

When Amount Grantee Donors To be used for
05/03/2019 £55,477 RUSSELL-COTES ART GALLERY AND MUSEUM 2? The project will completely renew the museum’s 20 year old interpretation to make it relevant and inspiring to today’s audiences, spotlighting some of the extraordinary collections which draw international audiences to this unique historic house/museum
28/02/2019 £15,000 KESWICK MUSEUM AND ART GALLERY MANAGEMENT LIMITED 2? Our exhibition Dive into Derwentwater will run from the 18th May until 31st December 2019 at Keswick Museum along with accompanying learning programme and activities
28/02/2019 £3,530 The Armitt Museum and Library 1? This project focuses on issues surrounding community and local identity within the heart of our most popular National Park
26/02/2019 £14,900 DITCHLING MUSEUM OF ART + CRAFT 2? Women’s Work is an exhibition focussed on the significance of female craft practitioners in the inter-war period to the craft revival
20/12/2018 £11,250 Holburne Museum 3? We are seeking support to deliver an exhibition called Why Museums Matter in 2019. Taking inspiration from our collection, a new community consultation and our art and wellbeing programmes, we would like to create a community-inspired contemporary exhibition.
19/12/2018 £12,250 The Lace Guild 1? An exhibition of excellence will open at The Hollies on 6/4/19. 8 pieces of lace from the V & A reserve collection rarely seen by the public are selected, plus items from the renowned Spriggs collection.
18/12/2018 £150,000 The National Holocaust Centre and Museum 5? What it is? “In Conversation With” is an encounter with witnesses of Nazi concentration camps arising from collaboration between world class researchers, educators, technologists and artists. Targeting vast audiences in the 75th anniversary.
30/11/2018 £61,000 Birmingham Museums Trust 3? Specialist subject network- Islamic Art and Material Culture
30/11/2018 £66,762 Imperial War Museums 1? The War and Conflict Subject Specialist Network will build capacity, connections and confidence in the cultural heritage sector to improve the public understanding of war and conflict. It will provide a forum for sharing good practice, knowledge and skills.
30/11/2018 £15,140 Rural Museums Network 1? This project will enable the Rural Museums Network to put together a programme of regional-wide events that help non-specialist curators and general managers of heritage sites looking after rural and agricultural collections to develop, maintain and share.
30/11/2018 £79,949 Tate Gallery 1? The British Art Subject Specialist Network's mission is to facilitate improvements in curatorial skills and enriched understanding of collections of British Art across the UK.
21/11/2018 £14,500 Bath Preservation Trust, No.1 Royal Crescent 2? Living in the ‘Age of Instagram’, people are surrounded by carefully created images of ideal lifestyles and standards, increasingly impacting mental wellbeing. Controlling people’s perceptions is not new and this exhibition looks to explore this.
21/11/2018 £30,000 Malton Museum CIO 1? Project management and delivery of ‘Malton Horse Power’: an exhibition and engagement programme which celebrates the vital role that horses have played in Malton and the surrounding area, for thousands of years through to the present day.
21/11/2018 £45,000 Blackburn Museum and Art Gallery 1? Kick Down the Barriers is year-long project, driven by Blackburn Museum, that fuses together four communities with artists and researchers.
18/10/2018 £376,353 Culture Coventry 3? The proposed works involves the implementation of energy and sustainability improvements to the Herbert Art Gallery & Museum (HAGM) through a major plant and controls upgrade, with the installation of new and innovative technologies
18/10/2018 £300,000 Pallant House Gallery 2? This is Phase 1 of a larger resilience project. This Phase includes: -A refit of the Studio to make it fit for purpose; -Installation of rolling stacks to double capacity in the Library -A more publicly accessible Reading Room -Replacement of curren
18/10/2018 £120,000 Compton Verney House Trust 2? This project will development the infrastructure in Compton Verney Park, so we have a comprehensive technical framework that will support Compton Verney’s wider artistic and commercial plans, across existing and future activities.
16/10/2018 £489,775 Dorset County Museum 3? DCM requests support for a suite of new, high quality temporary exhibition spaces within the redeveloped Tomorrow’s Museum for Dorset: a large, GIS temporary exhibition gallery; a smaller, flexible art, activity and community space; and a landscaped court.
09/10/2018 £15,000 The Strawberry Hill Trust 3? This project will help us to create a free to download app, which will be a vital interpretation tool for our Lost Treasures of Strawberry Hill exhibition. It will help visitors of all ages navigate the exhibition.
19/09/2018 £14,850 Charles Dickens Museum 2? We wish to produce an ambitious, family-friendly special exhibition that delivers a highly interactive experience, accompanied by an education and engagement programme
19/09/2018 £15,000 River & Rowing Museum 1? The ‘River Connections’ project will use our forthcoming major temporary exhibition, ‘William Morris & The Thames’, to reach new audiences and enrich the quality of our work. The project will help deliver a subtle but significant re-positioning of the museum.
11/09/2018 £6,000 Freud Museum London 1? The Freud Museum London is mounting an exhibition Freud, Dali and The Metamorphosis of Narcissus in autumn 2018. This explores the connection between Salvador Dali and Sigmund Freud, two of the most intriguing and influential figures of the twentieth century.
05/09/2018 £6,000 Senhouse Museum Trust 1? A festival celebrating the arts and culture inspired by one of the most iconic objects in the museum's collections. The festival will celebrate the literature and literary connections represented in the collections.
28/08/2018 £15,000 The Royal Crown Derby Museum Charitable Trust 1? The Royal Crown Derby Museum holds the world’s most comprehensive collection of Derby porcelain. In recent years the displays have become tired and visitor numbers have fallen. The Royal Crown Derby brand has now come under dynamic new leadership.
26/04/2018 £3,162 Ryedale Folk Museum 1? We want this exhibition to be the best exhibition that visitors have ever seen in Ryedale Folk Museum’s art gallery, reaching audiences beyond our normal visitors lifting the gallery beyond the perception of having only a local reach.
19/04/2018 £124,122 Carisbrooke Castle Museum Trust 2? Museums and Schools programme is aiming to provide high quality museum visits linked to the national curriculum.
19/04/2018 £101,088 ss Great Britain Trust 2? Museums and Schools programme is aiming to provide high quality museum visits linked to the national curriculum.
19/04/2018 £93,600 Shakespeare Birthplace Trust 1? Museums and Schools programme is aiming to provide high quality museum visits linked to the national curriculum.
19/04/2018 £124,416 Culture Coventry 3? Museums and Schools programme is aiming to provide high quality museum visits linked to the national curriculum.
19/04/2018 £136,800 Scarborough Museums Trust 2? Museums and Schools programme is aiming to provide high quality museum visits linked to the national curriculum.
19/04/2018 £253,728 Blackburn Museum and Art Gallery 1? Museums and Schools programme is aiming to provide high quality museum visits linked to the national curriculum.
19/04/2018 £187,028 Jewish Museum London 3? Museums and Schools programme is aiming to provide high quality museum visits linked to the national curriculum.
12/04/2018 £49,988 The Norton Priory Museum Trust 2? We want to embed a new programme of development for emerging learning disabled artists at Norton Priory by establishing a Blue Room project. Public engagement will include art clubs for children and families in disadvantaged areas of Runcorn and Widnes.
01/04/2018 £240,000 The Geffrye Museum 3? National portfolio organisation- are leaders in their areas, with a collective responsibility to protect and develop our national arts and cultural ecology.
01/04/2018 £946,678 Horniman Museum and Gardens 4? National portfolio organisation- are leaders in their areas, with a collective responsibility to protect and develop our national arts and cultural ecology.
01/04/2018 £232,500 The Bronte Society 2? National portfolio organisation- are leaders in their areas, with a collective responsibility to protect and develop our national arts and cultural ecology.
01/04/2018 £300,000 The National Holocaust Centre and Museum 5? National portfolio organisation- are leaders in their areas, with a collective responsibility to protect and develop our national arts and cultural ecology.
01/04/2018 £550,000 Black Country Living Museum Trust 2? National portfolio organisation- are leaders in their areas, with a collective responsibility to protect and develop our national arts and cultural ecology.
01/04/2018 £307,595 Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust 2? National portfolio organisation- are leaders in their areas, with a collective responsibility to protect and develop our national arts and cultural ecology.
01/04/2018 £736,164 Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust 2? National portfolio organisation- are leaders in their areas, with a collective responsibility to protect and develop our national arts and cultural ecology.
01/04/2018 £100,000 Watts Gallery Trust 5? National portfolio organisation- are leaders in their areas, with a collective responsibility to protect and develop our national arts and cultural ecology.
01/04/2018 £322,000 People's History Museum 3? National portfolio organisation- are leaders in their areas, with a collective responsibility to protect and develop our national arts and cultural ecology.
01/04/2018 £147,504 Museum of East Anglian Life 2? National portfolio organisation- are leaders in their areas, with a collective responsibility to protect and develop our national arts and cultural ecology.
01/04/2018 £245,000 Chatham Historic Dockyard Trust 3? National portfolio organisation- are leaders in their areas, with a collective responsibility to protect and develop our national arts and cultural ecology.
01/04/2018 £220,000 British Motor Industry Heritage Trust 1? National portfolio organisation- are leaders in their areas, with a collective responsibility to protect and develop our national arts and cultural ecology.
01/04/2018 £220,000 National Horseracing Museum 2? National portfolio organisation- are leaders in their areas, with a collective responsibility to protect and develop our national arts and cultural ecology.
01/04/2018 £210,000 ss Great Britain Trust 2? National portfolio organisation- are leaders in their areas, with a collective responsibility to protect and develop our national arts and cultural ecology.
01/04/2018 £220,000 Shakespeare Birthplace Trust 1? National portfolio organisation- are leaders in their areas, with a collective responsibility to protect and develop our national arts and cultural ecology.
01/04/2018 £110,000 Manchester Jewish Museum 3? National portfolio organisation- are leaders in their areas, with a collective responsibility to protect and develop our national arts and cultural ecology.
01/04/2018 £100,000 Bucks County Museum 1? National portfolio organisation- are leaders in their areas, with a collective responsibility to protect and develop our national arts and cultural ecology.
01/04/2018 £392,870 Derby Museums 3? National portfolio organisation- are leaders in their areas, with a collective responsibility to protect and develop our national arts and cultural ecology.
01/04/2018 £1,007,568 Birmingham Museums Trust 3? National portfolio organisation- are leaders in their areas, with a collective responsibility to protect and develop our national arts and cultural ecology.
01/04/2018 £1,165,861 Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery 2? National portfolio organisation- are leaders in their areas, with a collective responsibility to protect and develop our national arts and cultural ecology.
01/04/2018 £140,000 Ripon Museum Trust 2? National portfolio organisation- are leaders in their areas, with a collective responsibility to protect and develop our national arts and cultural ecology.
01/04/2018 £244,820 Museum of London 3? National portfolio organisation- are leaders in their areas, with a collective responsibility to protect and develop our national arts and cultural ecology.
01/04/2018 £1,100,000 Museum of London 3? National portfolio organisation- are leaders in their areas, with a collective responsibility to protect and develop our national arts and cultural ecology.
01/04/2018 £200,000 Woodhorn Charitable Trust 2? National portfolio organisation- are leaders in their areas, with a collective responsibility to protect and develop our national arts and cultural ecology.
01/04/2018 £249,000 London Transport Museum 2? National portfolio organisation- are leaders in their areas, with a collective responsibility to protect and develop our national arts and cultural ecology.
01/04/2018 £436,776 Beamish Museum 3? National portfolio organisation- are leaders in their areas, with a collective responsibility to protect and develop our national arts and cultural ecology.
01/04/2018 £120,000 The Tank Museum 3? National portfolio organisation- are leaders in their areas, with a collective responsibility to protect and develop our national arts and cultural ecology.
01/04/2018 £367,807 The Bowes Museum 3? National portfolio organisation- are leaders in their areas, with a collective responsibility to protect and develop our national arts and cultural ecology.
01/04/2018 £800,000 Sheffield Galleries & Museums Trust 2? National portfolio organisation- are leaders in their areas, with a collective responsibility to protect and develop our national arts and cultural ecology.
01/04/2018 £1,597,659 Manchester City Galleries 1? National portfolio organisation- are leaders in their areas, with a collective responsibility to protect and develop our national arts and cultural ecology.
01/04/2018 £150,000 Compton Verney House Trust 2? National portfolio organisation- are leaders in their areas, with a collective responsibility to protect and develop our national arts and cultural ecology.
01/04/2018 £240,000 National Justice Museum 1? National portfolio organisation- are leaders in their areas, with a collective responsibility to protect and develop our national arts and cultural ecology.
01/04/2018 £221,885 Thackray Medical Museum 2? National portfolio organisation- are leaders in their areas, with a collective responsibility to protect and develop our national arts and cultural ecology.
01/04/2018 £220,000 Jewish Museum London 3? National portfolio organisation- are leaders in their areas, with a collective responsibility to protect and develop our national arts and cultural ecology.
26/02/2018 £63,347 Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft 2? BELONGING is a major new engagement project inspired by Corita Kent’s seminal 1960s protest banners. Local people from low cultural engagement areas of Sussex will collaborate with acclaimed artist Morag Myerscough on a series of assignments.
17/01/2018 £35,000 Harewood House Trust 1? We wish to commission two exciting new artistic responses as part of our programme strand 'Harewood Contemporary', which places the response of artists within the context of our heritage collections and landscape.
05/01/2018 £13,000 The Norton Priory Museum Trust 2? We wish to build upon our membership scheme, boosting uptake, developing new corporate memberships and nurturing relationships to encourage philanthropic giving and legacies. The proposed activity includes the training of staff and trustees.
05/01/2018 £22,000 Manchester Jewish Museum 3? We will become an NPO in 2018 and are about to embark on a £5million capital project, opening a new museum in 2020. To help us manage, resource and sustain such major ‘step changes’ we are proposing a 1 year programme of activities to help us become more resilient
05/01/2018 £29,970 Ripon Museum Trust 2? Step change in our capacity & capability regarding Private Fundraising - especially private philanthropy and Trusts & Foundations.
05/01/2018 £11,700 Cornwall's Regimental Museum 2? The museum is embarking upon a major organisational transformation project, and is moving to a new funding model, with a major capital project at its heart. Crucial to future success is building the support of individual donors.
05/01/2018 £19,440 Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft 2? We are applying for funding to improve our fundraising capacity through the implementation of an effective new fundraising system, improved hardware and staff training
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21 Bloomsbury Street London WC1B 3HF

Objectives

(1) TO DEVELOP AND IMPROVE THE KNOWLEDGE UNDERSTANDING AND PRACTICE OF THE ARTS. (2) TO INCREASE ACCESSIBILITY OF THE ARTS TO THE PUBLIC IN ENGLAND; AND (3) TO ADVANCE THE EDUCATION OF THE PUBLIC AND TO FURTHER ANY OTHER CHARITABLE PURPOSE WHICH RELATES TO THE ESTABLISHMENT, MAINTENANCE AND OPERATION OF MUSEUMS AND LIBRARIES (WHICH ARE EITHER PUBLIC OR FROM WHICH THE PUBLIC MAY BENEFIT) AND TO THE PROTECTION OF CULTURAL PROPERTY; AND (4) TO ADVISE AND CO-OPERATE, WHERE IT IS APPROPRIATE TO DO SO, WITH DEPARTMENTS OF OUR GOVERNMENT, OUR SCOTTISH AMINISTRATION, THE NORTHERN IRELAND EXECUTIVE AND THE WELSH MINISTERS, LOCAL AUTHORITIES, THE ARTS COUNCILS AND EQUIVALENT ORGANISATIONS IN THE MUSEUMS AND LIBRARIES SECTOR IN SCOTLAND, WALES AND NORTHERN IRELAND (OR THEIR SUCCESSORS) AND OTHER BODIES ON ANY MATTERS RELATED TO THE OBJECTS IN (1), (2) AND (3) ABOVE.