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Applications are open for academic applications between 6 December 2021 and 26 January 2022.

Applications for cultural sector applicants are now closed. There will be a second round of funding in autumn 2022.

Photo: Barnsley Museum

Apply: cultural sector

Applications for the cultural sector are now closed. There will be a second round of funding in autumn 2022.

Apply: academics

Please submit your application via this link from 6 December 2021 to the 26 January 2022.

Your application should respond to one or more of the following 10 cultural sector proposals:

·       Artichoke Trust

·       Charis Beoku-Betts, supported by Derby Museums

·       Cinema Nation

·       Compass Live Art

·       Crafts Council

·       Liverpool Biennial

·       National Liverpool Museums

·       Quarantine

·       Rising Arts Agency

·       Something To Aim For

Please note: if you wish to respond to more than one project, please complete a separate application form for each.

Make sure you have read the academic applicants guidance before applying. Let us know if you need access support or our guidance in another format at

More information about the application process

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Visitors looking at Tim Peake's Soyuz Capsule in Exploring Space. Photo: Science Museum Group
Tate Families, 20 Days. Photo: Rob Harris


Frequently asked questions about how to apply to the Collaborate Fund.
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Who are we? Counterpoint Arts and The Open University. Tate Exchange. Photo: Dan Weill Photography

Before you apply

Find out more about how to apply to Collaborate, how the fund works and the key stages of your project.
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Days Like These exhibition. Image: The Lowry


Our Collaborate fund supports innovative new research partnerships between the cultural sector and academics.
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Image: Manchester Camerata

Collaborate projects

Find out more about the projects that have been awarded funding from our Collaborate programme

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