Loan Requests Moratorium

15 July 2021

For the next few years we are changing the way we lend...

We are preparing for our next chapter with exciting plans for a new Arts Council Collection store in Coventry. As the UK's major lender of modern and contemporary British art this will mean more opportunities for our art to be seen and loved both nationally and internationally.

During this period our capacity to lend works will be reduced. From autumn 2021 until spring 2024 we will not be able to lend our paintings, prints, drawings and photographs although we will be honouring any existing agreed requests.

If you are thinking about borrowing a work from this side of the Collection over the coming years, please submit your loan request by 1 September 2021 and we will do what we can to facilitate the loan. We welcome all loan requests for shows opening outside of this time frame.


Our sculpture, film and digital art collections are very much open for business so please do get in touch and a member of our team will be delighted to talk to you.


For enquiries about our digital and film works please email and for sculpture-related enquiries please email



The Arts Council Collection is the UK's most widely seen collection of modern and contemporary art.

With more than 8,000 works by over 2,000 artists, it can be seen in exhibitions and public displays across the country and beyond. This website offers unprecedented access to the Collection, and information about each work can be found on this site.