The Arts Council / V&A Purchase Grant Fund supports the purchase of a wide range of material for the permanent collections of organisations in England and Wales that are not nationally funded.
Grants may be made of up to 50% of the purchase price of the object .
The purchase price should be between £500 and £500,000.
The budget for 2016-17 is £750,000.
OTHER KEY DATES
Applications may be submitted at any time and decisions are normally given within 4 weeks of receiving all necessary information; larger purchases are considered within 2 months.
Note that while some organisers may accept applications from all around the world, you may still be required to travel to the host country in order to take part in the later stages of a competition for instance, or you may be required to live there for a period of time to take part in a funded programme (e.g. scholarship, incubator, accelerator).