To help mark our 250th anniversary, the Royal Academy of Arts is encouraging museums, galleries and art institutions from across the UK to programme exhibitions, displays, talks and seminars on the theme of the RA and the Royal Academicians.
Now, with the generous support of Art Fund, we are able to offer funding in what has become a national celebration of art and artists.
To participate in RA250 UK, please fill in this form to let us know of your planned activity. Should you need funding to realise your project, or expand on an existing project, please fill in the funding section as well.
What activities will be considered?
Activities that will be included in RA250 UK should explore historical and contemporary links to the RA and our Royal Academicians. These include but are not limited to: temporary exhibitions, “spotlight” displays, new interpretation, conferences and symposia, talks and lectures, education and outreach, and digital projects.
To be eligible for participation, the minimum requirement is the relabelling of works by Royal Academicians adding RA after their name.
What are the funding opportunities?
Full and part funding opportunities from £2,000 – £20,000 will be made available in two rounds of distribution: October 2017 and January 2018. In total, £150,000 of funding across all rounds will be available to support new activity, or to expand existing projects, which explore historical and contemporary links to the RA and Royal Academicians.
What activities will be considered for funding?
To be eligible for funding the applicant should be provisionally or fully Accredited, or able to demonstrate a longstanding commitment to care for their collections to the same nationally recognised standard, and open for at least half the week for at least six months of the year.
How will applications be judged?
Applications will be considered and funding allocated by a panel of judges from Art Fund and the RA, with total funding of £150,000 to be allocated across all rounds. Applicants will be asked to demonstrate how support from Art Fund will either enhance current planned activity, or enable new projects within the initiative criteria.
We have now opened the second round of applications for funding. The deadline is January 12th and the remaining funding allocation will be announced at the end of January 2018.