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Art Fund increases funding to museums and galleries by 50% - 15 April

The Art Fund has announced plans to increase its funding for museums and galleries all over the UK to buy and show art by over 50% by 2014 – rising by 10% each year until then

The Art Fund, a private philanthropic fund for Arts organisations, will commit £7 million a year to its funding programme, an increase from a previous £4.5 million.

Speaking at the annoucement event, Jeremy Hunt Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport said: “The Art Fund has led the way in showing that philanthropy can be about small as well as large donations – and enabling many more people to access great art. I wish them every success.”

To read the full article, visit the DCMS website and Art Fund website.