Do you want to develop an exhibition based on material in your collections relating to Jewish heritage and culture?
This funding provides support for institutions and organisations across Europe to create engaging, professional and innovative exhibitions relating to Jewish history and Jewish cultural heritage.
We welcome applications from a variety of organisations including museums, universities, public, private and institutional libraries and archives, heritage organisations and cultural institutions as well as not-for profits and other professional organisations.
Revamping or developing a museum’s core exhibition
Creating a temporary exhibition of Jewish interest
Renting and adapting a travelling exhibition of Jewish interest from another European institution
Any other innovative or creative opportunities to showcase a collection and boost public engagement
Before beginning your application, please read What we don’t fund as well as the Application Guidance below or download it as a PDF. You can also download a sample application form and technical guidance for help creating an online account, starting and submitting your application.
Please check our closing dates for further information.
Core exhibitions (museums only) – funding will support new museums to develop their core exhibition or for existing museums to revamp their core exhibition. This may involve preliminary research and planning in conjunction with outside experts or consultants, curatorial costs, purchase of professional equipment, exhibition design and build etc. We do not fund building renovations, new buildings, operational costs or acquisition of objects.
Temporary exhibitions – support is available for a range of institutions that wish to create an exhibition of Jewish interest that showcases their collections. This may involve preliminary research and planning, purchase of professional equipment, exhibition design and build and costs of loaning particular items from other institutions. We prefer to receive applications for temporary exhibitions that are not strictly panel-based and have the potential to travel.
Renting travelling exhibitions – funding is available to European institutions to rent a temporary exhibition of Jewish interest from another European institution. The exhibition can be one which is currently on display or can be a previous exhibition. There is support to cover loan costs, insurance, transportation, translation, staff visits and design adaptations. We prefer exhibitions that are not strictly panel-based and that fit the specific context of the institution making the application. This grant excludes exhibitions from institutions located in Israel and North America.
Innovative exhibition ideas – we recognise some projects don’t fit into defined categories and we are interested in hearing about creative approaches to exhibitions that engage audiences with Jewish heritage. The project must have a focused concept and goal, a rigorous methodology, be supported by a clear strategy and include a realistic budget. If you have an idea for an innovative exhibition project, please be in touch with us before submitting an application.
We will fund up to 70% of the project budget and at least 30% of the cost of the project will need to come from other funding sources. We favour proposals that include co-funding from other organisations as well as clear evidence of financial commitments from your own institution (e.g. institutional reserves, money raised from ticket sales etc.) Of this 30%, a maximum of 15% can be attributed to in-kind contributions or allocated costs (see below).
Applications requesting more than 70% of the total project budget will be rejected.
In-kind contributions and allocated costs can make up a maximum of 15% of the total cost of your project. Please ensure you identify these on your Project Budget Form under Project Income and use the Budget Explanation section to provide further details e.g. breakdown of salaries, volunteer time etc.
In-kind contributions include any materials, goods, services or facilities that you would otherwise have to pay for but that are being provided free of charge or at a reduced rate. This may include:
Allocated costs include expenditure which must be paid for at some point by your organisation and do not qualify as in-kind contributions. This may include:
We support applications for project-related costs so please ensure your project budget fits our criteria.
You may find it useful to visit our What we don’t fund page before starting your application.
We do not fund building projects and grants are not available for the acquisition of objects or to commission artworks.
We support a wide variety of projects at different stages of development, including stand-alone initiatives and new aspects of an existing project. However, we do not fund retroactively. This means we will not consider a request for funding for an activity that has already happened or is scheduled to happen while the application for funding is being considered.
We welcome applications from any organisation based in Europe, EU and non-EU states alike, except for Ukraine, Russia and Belarus.
The organisation’s activities must be deemed charitable under UK charity law, and we will require proof of its charitable status. This includes organisations which are either not-for-profit or publicly funded e.g., state or private libraries, archives, museums, research institutes, universities, cultural centres or non-profit organisations. For more information, please consult the UK’s Charity Commission website and its list of Charitable Purposes.
If you are in the process of obtaining charitable status, please be aware that no payments will be made to your organisation until you have achieved this status. Additionally, if your organisation is awarded a grant but fails to secure charitable status within 3 months of having been notified of the award, the grant will be cancelled.
First stage: Not all supporting documentation is required at the first stage so please check below and on the application form. Don’t upload any additional documentation at this stage as it will not be considered.
Second stage: If you are invited to submit a second-stage application you will be required to submit additional documentation with your application. If the required documentation is not included, your application cannot be considered.
If your application is approved, you will need to submit further supporting documentation once you receive your Grant Letter and Agreement.
Translations: For documents not originally written in English please include an English translation. This does not need to be an official or full translation, but it must be clear and accurate. Documents in a language other than English that are not accompanied by an English translation will not be processed.
Financial summaries: If financial documents are very long, please provide a translation summarising the main income and expenditure included in your financial statements and organisational budget. This document should be no longer than 10 pages.
Please upload your translated/summarised document against the same upload title you use for the original document. This means you may have two documents saved under each upload title.
This is a two-stage application process. The first-stage application is now closed.
If you are successful, you should expect notification via email within 3 weeks inviting you to submit a second-stage application due by the deadline above. If you are unsuccessful, you will also be notified via email around the same time. An invitation to submit a second stage application form does not guarantee funding.
For Spring grant rounds, you will receive confirmation in late July. For Autumn grant rounds you will receive confirmation in early January.
If your application is approved, you will receive an official Grant Offer Letter together with an Award Agreement which you will need to e-sign and return with the necessary supporting documentation.
For guidance on starting and completing an application as well as our requirements for ensuring safeguarding and open access, please visit our website.
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you require any further information or advice as you prepare your application.
For queries relating to this grant category please contact:
For any other information including technical support please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Please add the following emails to your contacts/safe senders list to ensure you receive all our communications regarding your application and grant notification: email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com
Please make sure you submit your application by the appropriate deadline date which you can find here.