In the run-up to Christmas, AIM has announced a new grant scheme for conservation and collections care audits.
The AIM Arts Scholars Brighter Day grants have been developed to help museums recover from the ongoing effects of the Covid pandemic and enforced closures that have affected many in the sector, with a special focus on small museums and others that have found it difficult to access other support.
Brighter Day consists of conservation grants of up to £8,000 and collections care audits open to non-Accredited museums and to local authority and independent museums that are registered charities.
Lisa Ollerhead, AIM Director, said:
We are grateful to the Company of Arts Scholars Charitable Trust for choosing AIM as their partner in their wish to fund organisations struggling due to Covid, and particularly non-Accredited and small museums and those which haven’t been able to access other support. We look forward to working with the Arts Scholars, and thanks to their generosity providing nearly £50,000 early in the new year to organisations that need a range of support with collections and skills.
AIM is grateful to the Company of Arts Scholars Charitable Trust for funding the AIM Arts Scholars Brighter Day Grant Scheme. Tom Christopherson, Chairman of Trustees of the Company of Arts Scholars Charitable Trust, said:
These are indeed challenging times – the Company of Arts Scholars Charitable Trust is pleased to support institutions working in the historic and decorative arts as they navigate this difficult period.
Brighter Day applications are open now until 31 January 2022.