Grants from public funders, trusts and foundations help to make a diverse range of projects possible, including developing new online features, our learning and engagement programmes and commissioning new content.

We would particularly like to thank the following organisations for their ongoing support:

Public and statutory supporters

Arts Council England


Scottish Government

National Lottery Heritage Fund

Creative Scotland


Programme funders

Art UK is grateful to the many public sector funders and grant-giving trusts that have supported our project work.

The Superpower of Looking

2023 marks the beginning of the national rollout of our learning resources on visual literacy, The Superpower of Looking, supported by Freelands Foundation.

Murals Digitisation and Engagement programme

This three-year programme, running from 2024–2026, uses digital and in-person engagement to raise awareness of murals and street art, and their place in our communities. 

The project is supported by grants from The National Lottery Heritage Fund, The Pilgrim Trust, Historic England, Colwinston Charitable Trust, The Walker Trust and Honeymead Arts Trust. 

Sculpture story commissioning

Support for writing and commissioning new stories about sculpture is supported by a grant from the Henry Moore Foundation.

Sculpture Digitisation and Engagement programme

Learn more about our nationwide digitisation project, and the organisations and individuals who funded this major initiative.

Learning resources

2021 saw the launch of the new online home for our learning resources. Find out more about the project and our funding partners.


The development of Curations has been made possible with generous support from the Ampersand Foundation.

Art Detective

From 2020 to 2022 the expansion of Art Detective was generously supported by the John Ellerman Foundation.

Data Harvester Pilot

In late 2019 Art UK undertook a Data Harvester Pilot with the generous support of The National Gallery Trust.


Art UK is grateful to the Ampersand Foundation, the Scottish Government, the John S. Cohen Foundation, the Stevenson Family's Charitable Trust and Jonathan and Georgina de Pass for funding Tagger.

Extending public sculpture photography

In 2021 we carried out further photography of outdoor public sculptures, the completion of which was delayed due to COVID-19. We are grateful to the below funders for supporting this vital work which has provided the first comprehensive record of the nation's public sculpture.

Paul Mellon Centre 

Mayor of London 

Henry Moore Foundation 

The Ingram Collection 

Colwinston Charitable Trust 

P F Charitable Trust 

Thistle Trust 

The Hepworth Estate 

Bowman Sculpture 

Carew Pole Charitable Trust 

The Aurelius Trust

Individual donor 


Trusts and foundations

We are grateful to the following organisations for supporting us since 2022.


Barnsbury Trust

The BT Fund

The Christies Education Trust

Garfield Weston Foundation

The Hotspur Trust

National Gallery Trust

The P F Charitable Trust

Samuel H. Kress Foundation

Treebeard Trust

Walker Trust



The John S Cohen Foundation

The Circles of Art

Supporting museums and galleries

The Circles of Art provide financial assistance to smaller museums and galleries and art therapy initiatives for chronically sick children.


Esme Mitchell Foundation


The Rushworth Foundation

Supporting music, the arts and education in Liverpool

The Rushworth Foundation was established by Jonathan Rushworth. It builds on the legacy and heritage of the Rushworth family music business, started by Jonathan’s great-great-grandfather in 1840 as a pipe organ builder, which expanded into a musical instrument maker and dealer. The business was central to music in Liverpool for over a century, supporting and arranging concerts and music festivals, competitions and societies.



Supporting museums, galleries and other cultural and educational institutions

The Tavolozza Foundation is a non-profit, charitable organisation based in Munich, which provides funding for exhibitions, acquisitions, scholarly publications as well as special projects such as conferences and


The Hotspur Trust

The Path Trust

Oakmoor Trust

Saints and Sinner Club

The Stevenson Family's Charitable Trust