How to request a loan from the Art Bridges collection.
Art Bridges collects works of American art to share with museums and communities across the country. The collection supports the shared goals of the Foundation and its Partners.
Typically, an institution borrows 1-3 objects at a time for up to a year. Loans are expected to be publicly accessible and installed in a way that allows for guest engagement and brings new conversations or ways of thinking to your institution and its communities.
All costs associated with Art Bridges loans are generally covered in full. In addition, most Collection Loan Projects are eligible for programming and evaluation funds.
The first step is to talk with us about your idea(s). You can reach out to Ashley Holland, Curator.
Some things to keep in mind when you consider a loan from the Art Bridges Collection:
All loan conversations begin by sharing a facility report and up to date general environmental readings. If you need a facility report, download one from AAM. We are happy to answer any related questions.
Requesting to borrow from the Art Bridges collection is simple.
Please email a formal request letter to:
Associate Curator Ashley Holland ([email protected])
Requests should include:
Loan approvals typically take up to three months from the time of request until the start of the loan.
The loan review process includes:
The Art Bridges team will follow up with any questions. If your loan is declined, you may request an explanation for issues beyond timing.
Upon approval, you can expect the following:
A member of the Art Bridges programming team will follow up after the loan is approved to discuss possible funding opportunities.