Art Fund travel bursaries for London Gallery Weekend

London Gallery Weekend (LGW) unites the galleries of the capital, as they present exhibitions by major international names and emerging artists, alongside an expanded public programme of events that includes performances, talks and activities for families.

For the third year, Art Fund and London Gallery Weekend are partnering to offer grants to support travel and accommodation costs for curators working at regional museums across the UK to visit London Gallery Weekend, 31 May – 2 June 2024.

The partnership aims to create new and stronger connections between UK museums, London galleries, and the artists they support. As well as providing funding for travel and accommodation, London Gallery Weekend will help facilitate networking opportunities so the funding recipients can make the most of the weekend.

Deadline for applications

The deadline to apply is 5pm on Sunday 24 March.

How to apply

Please ensure that you meet the eligibility criteria and review the full terms before submitting your application. Curators can apply for a bursary for their travel and accommodation (up to two nights maximum). To apply for a bursary, please submit your application via the online form.

Apply by visiting the page on Art Fund’s website:

What’s covered (and what’s not)

What’s covered by the bursary: Accommodation (arranged by London Gallery Weekend at a Central London hotel) and travel to and from London (including a travel card while in London).

What’s not included: Per diems, meals and beverages, transportation to/from train stations or airports.


Applications are open to all museum and gallery curatorial professionals who work with public collections. Through the programme Art Fund and London Gallery Weekend are aiming to bring together a cohort of emerging career curators from diverse and underrepresented backgrounds.

Who can apply

The fund will enable the visits of curators from regional museums and galleries who would otherwise be unable to cover travel and accommodation costs. The programme is open to curators from public museums, galleries, historic houses, libraries and archives based anywhere in the UK outside of London that are:

  • Open for at least half the week for at least six months of the year
  • Fully or provisionally Accredited through the Arts Council Accreditation scheme or other national equivalents
  • Most organisations we support will hold collections, including fine and applied art and design, archaeology and/or social history. They will also be committed to delivering activity that increases public access to these collections, which has public benefit and aligns with Art Fund’s charitable objectives.

Funding will not be offered under this programme in the following instances:

  • Organisations that exist to make a profit, including Private Limited Companies, Public Limited Companies, Unlimited Companies, or Sole Traders
  • General Partnerships, Limited Partnerships, or Limited Liability Partnerships.