Venue: National Portrait Gallery, London

This seminar showcased the various funding streams available to curators and art historical researchers at all stages in their careers. The morning session focused on the funding opportunities offered by the Art Fund, the Association of Art Historians, the British Academy, The Leverhulme Trust and The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art. In the afternoon, speakers discussed how to develop your funding proposal and research profile.

Tickets for this event were free of charge to museum professionals and independent scholars. The seminar was open to colleagues at any stage in their career, whether new to making grant applications, or simply looking for a refresher.

The full programme is available here for download:

Funding seminar 10 Sept 2014 – programme

Seminar PowerPoints:

The British Academy, by Jack Caswell, Assistant Head of Research Awards

Jack Caswell, British Academy


The Art Fund, by Rachael Browning, Programmes Manager (Projects)

Rachael Browning, Art Fund


Association of Art Historians, by Pontus Rosén, Chief Executive, and Catherine Daunt, Grants Administrator

Rosén and Daunt, Association of Art Historians


The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, by Mary Peskett Smith, Fellowships and Grants Manager

Mary Peskett Smith, Paul Mellon Centre

The Leverhulme Trust, by Jean Cater, Assistant Director

Jean Cater, Leverhulme Trust


Completing your grant application by Ailsa Roberts, Research Grants Manager, Tate

Ailsa Roberts, Tate

Research Funding Toolkit


Insights from the committee room by Professor Nigel Llewellyn, Head of Research, Tate

Nigel Llewellyn, Tate

This seminar was offered in collaboration with the V&A