Arts Council Collection loans

The Arts Council Collection welcomes requests for loans from galleries and museums as part of their exhibition and display programmes. Loans to UK museums and galleries are usually free of charge. Applications for loans should be made in writing to the Head of the Arts Council Collection at least six months in advance.

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Long loans

The Long Loan scheme provides loans not just to museums and galleries, but to other public institutions such as universities, colleges, charities, libraries and hospitals. These loans are generally between three and five years in length. Hayward Gallery technical teams carry out delivery and installation. There is a fee for these loans based on the number of art works requested. 

SELECT scheme

SELECT invites venues to select exhibitions and displays from the Arts Council Collection which complement existing programmes or collections. The curatorial and technical teams of the Collection are able to offer advice and support throughout the selection and display process. A small fee is charged, depending on the level of assistance required.

enquiries and requests

To enquire about availability of works, please contact the Loans Coordinator. Loan requests should be sent in writing to: Jill Constantine, Head of the Arts Council Collection, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London SE1 8XX.

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