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This section lists all grants we have made since 2013. The categories from 2013 to 2018 are Arts, Environment and Welfare. This changed in 2018 when Welfare was replaced with Social Action. There is also a separate category for grants to Museums and Galleries in each year.

House of Illustration

Towards the creation of the UK's first dedicated online platform for collections-led content on the history of illustration

Category Museums and Galleries
Year awarded 2021
Grant size £56,250
Duration 2 years
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Jurassic Coast Trust

Towards the new Jurassic Coast Collection project, specifically the salary of the Conservation Officer - Palaeontology, as well as software for cataloguing specimens, and curatorial training for museum staff and volunteers

Category Museums and Galleries
Year awarded 2021
Grant size £80,000
Duration 2 years
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Nottingham Castle Trust

Towards the salary of a new Assistant Curator role and guest curator fees, to work on their fine art collection

Category Museums and Galleries
Year awarded 2021
Grant size £89,990
Duration 2 years
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Sheffield Museums Trust

Towards the costs of a Curator of Industry and Metalwork who will work across the Graves Gallery, Millennium Gallery and Weston Park Museum

Category Museums and Galleries
Year awarded 2021
Grant size £94,500
Duration 3 years
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Tate Gallery Liverpool

Towards the costs of a new curatorial post to embed new models of practice and become more relevant to their local audience, particularly Liverpool's Black communities and people of colour

Category Museums and Galleries
Year awarded 2021
Grant size £115,556
Duration 2 years
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Art UK

Towards increased curatorial capacity of "Art Detective", an online forum for specialists and others interested in resolving questions about the artworks held by UK public collections

Category Museums and Galleries
Year awarded 2020
Grant size £81,425
Duration 2 years
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Bluecoat

Towards costs of a Project Curator to explore the links between contemporary art practice and the history and politics of postcolonial legacies, diversity, cultural identity and race

Category Museums and Galleries
Year awarded 2020
Grant size £99,579
Duration 2 years
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Dovecot Studios

Towards new curatorial posts

Category Museums and Galleries
Year awarded 2020
Grant size £81,960
Duration 2 years
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Glasgow Women's Library

Towards the "Curating in Partnership Project"

Category Museums and Galleries
Year awarded 2020
Grant size £81,423
Duration 2 years
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