MDUK and Art Fund launch Recovery & Reset Grants and Resilience Programmes
Building on the successful partnership and collaborative response to the Coronavirus pandemic in 2020, Art Fund is providing £175,000 to Museum Development UK (MDUK) to support small and medium-sized museums across the UK.
Grants and associated resilience programmes will be delivered by MD England, Museums and Galleries Scotland, the Welsh Government and Northern Ireland Museums Council, to support on-going recovery from the pandemic and to ensure the funding can reach as many museums and galleries as possible.
The Art Fund’s contribution is being matched funded by MDUK to the sum of £257,000.
A report on awards and grant distribution from 2020 is available here and our final evaluation report is here. For further information on the support available to your museum, contact the Museum Development provider in your nation / region.
Black Lives Matter
Museum Development UK (MDUK) stands in solidarity with Black Communities which include museum employees, volunteers and visitors.
As Museum Development providers we recognise our role, alongside that of museums, to develop an inclusive sector that challenges and opposes racism.
Arts Council England, Museums Galleries Scotland, the Welsh Government and Northern Ireland Museums Council have issued statements in support of the Movement. MDUK is reflecting, educating ourselves and initiating new dialogues to develop meaningful and sustainable actions.
More information about our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion can be found here.
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