The Art Acquisition Fund, established in 2004, was created by Rasmuson Foundation and was managed by Museums Alaska through 2017. Applicants to AAF have been required to be 501(c)(3) nonprofit, government, tribal entities or equivalent organizations that hold collections in the public trust, such as a museum or cultural center. Small, rural-based organizations have been encouraged to apply. The AAF has not only made possible the enrichment of the state’s museum and cultural center collections, but the funds also have gone directly to Alaska artists encouraging them to continue their work in Alaska. Museums must also submit a plan for the exhibition of works purchased through this program.
Institutional membership in Museums Alaska has been encouraged but not required. If your institution is not a member, click here to join and help us continue to develop programs that benefit the Alaska museum community and the cultural sector.
Please contact the Program Administrator if you have any questions about the program.
The 2018 Fall grant cycle is now closed. Please thoroughly review the updated guidelines, forms, and templates below, as they have changed.
The deadline was October 15th, 2018.
Important Documents and Links:
- 2018 Art Acquisition Fund Guidelines
- 2018 Image Use Authorization
- Cultural Appropriation Flow Chart (Source: April Counceller, Alutiiq Museum Director)
- 2017 Art Acquisition Fund Awards List
- Browse supported artists on Rasmuson Foundation’s online gallery.