Art Acquisition Fund

Museums Alaska is pleased to announce that the Art Acquisition Fund continues in 2017, thanks to generous support from Rasmuson Foundation.  In 2017, funds will be available for grants to qualified Alaska museums and culture centers for the purchase of contemporary Alaskan works of art.

The updated guidelines for 2017 are linked below.

Application Guidelines 2017
AAF Image Use Authorization 2017
Cultural Appropriation Flow Chart (Source: April Counceller, Alutiiq Museum Director).  Please review this flow chart.

We are excited to offer a third round of AAF grants in 2017. The deadline for Round 3 was Friday, December 8th, 2017.

We will not be soliciting applications in Spring 2018. Please see this letter for more information.

The Art Acquisition Fund not only makes possible the enrichment of the state’s museum and cultural center collections, but the funds also go directly to Alaska artists encouraging them to continue their work in Alaska. Browse supported artists on Rasmuson Foundation’s online gallery.

Applicants are encouraged to become members of Museums Alaska, though it is not required for a grant award.  Join here and help us continue to develop programs that benefit the Alaska museum community and the cultural sector.

Please contact the Program Adminstrator if you have any questions about the application.