Helping artists develop and thrive


Supporting artists for over 200 years. 
Help us continue this legacy. 

Whether its from your business or corporation or a legacy donation, your contribution can help change artists’ lives. - Read More



The Step Change Programme

The ABF step change programme provides a range of support for artists who wish to make a change or investment in their practice, but whose circumstance might prevent this from happening. ABF are currently working with Manchester Metropolitan University and Cardiff School of Art and Design to provide this support. The Artists’ Benevolent Fund generally supports artists in this way, rather than directly. We work with all of our partners through the step change programme to distribute our funds. Read more

"The support I received transformed my career at a crucial point, it made all the difference."

Painter, Nicholas Bush


The Artist’s Benevolent Fund no longer supports artists directly. We work with a series of partners to distribute our fund, find out more.