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Special Schools and Museum Toolkit
South East Museum Development are proud to launch a practical guide to accessible and inclusive museum experiences for special schools and SEND families
'Queer Legacies' Conference, Royal Pavilion & Museums in Brighton on 7 March 2018
There are now only three weeks left until the 'Queer Legacies conference' at Brighton Museum!
Britain on Film on Tour
Britain on Film on Tour is a brand new series of archive film programmes for your cinema, film club, museum, archive, or community space.
We are running a series of Civilisations Festival Digital workshops for organisations across the UK. It’s a collaboration, sharing the expertise of the BBC’s groundbreaking digital Research and Development teams.
Second sector-wide National Alliance for Museums Health and Wellbeing (NAMHW) survey
Take part! A museum & heritage sector survey which maps existing practice around health and wellbeing activities
Takeover Day is taking place on 17 November 2017, will you be taking part?
Kids in Museums to run two free events & takeover surgeries open to museums, galleries, archives or heritage sites.
ViL Project 2017-18
This Surrey, East & West Sussex Museum Development funded opportunity continues with our aim to support museums to develop sustainable practices in volunteer management.
Museums Hack Day event: deadline for expressions of interest 9am on Monday 8 May 2017
Apply for a place at our ‘Museums Hack Day’ event, Friday 16 June 2017! Deadline for applications 9am on Monday 8 May 2017. Six South East museums will be selected to take part.
ICOMOS-UK’s Intangible Cultural Heritage Committee secures ACE funding for its innovative project- ‘Exploring Intangible Cultural Heritage in Museum Contexts’
Selected South East Museums will benefit from ACE funded project looking at the intangible benefits of collections
Culture 24 News
Museums at Night (Autumn festival) and Lets Get Real, a young audiences action research opportunity
How can arts and culture improve our public services?
'Commissioning for Outcomes and Co-production' report introducing models to help public sector work collaboratively with museums and others to deliver local outcomes
Young Leaders Training Programme - Call for Applications
A training programme for young museums and cultural professionals aspiring to become leaders in their institutions/sector and drive forward necessary change
Research confirms that arts and culture help combat loneliness among older people
ACE reveals new research findings showing the positive impact arts and culture can have on older people
Learning from the Creative People & Places Programme
The Creative People and Places (CPP) fund focuses on parts of the country where involvement in the arts is significantly below the national average. The aim is to increase the likelihood that people will participate. In the South East, the Swale & Medway
Invite the Hampshire Poet to your museum
If you'd welcome a poet's fresh take on your collections, or would like to arrange an event to attract writers to your museum, this could be the opportunity for you.
The Audience Agency's research on urban and rural audiences
The Audience Agency has reported on the differences between urban and rural audiences. There is strong loyalty to their local venues amongst rural communities and those who attend arts events go to them as frequently as urban audiences.
The Social History Curators Group call for papers for 2016 conference
The Social History Curators Group call for papers for 2016 conference, titled 'The Only Way Is Ethics: Social History and the 21st Century Museum'. The conference is taking place in June 2016, and the deadline for the call for papers is 29th January 2016
Are you up to date with Cultural Education Data?
The Cultural Education Data Portal aims to bring together and provide easy access to a wide variety of data sources relating to children and young people, demographics, arts, culture and education.
Researchers quantify the intrinsic value of culture
Researchers believe they have hit on a robust way of quantifying how much people’s lives are improved by arts and culture. They hope their techniques will help arts organisations to better demonstrate their value and policymakers to make better dec
Did you take part in October's Museums At Night?
Culture24 are currently collating feedback and visitor numbers, and you can help by encouraging the museums in your patch who took part by running an event to fill in their Venue Survey.
Visitor Finder merges with free Audience Finder database
Introductory scheme 'Visitor Finder' comes to an end in March 2016 and is now closed to new applicants. Museum can still join the broader Audience Finder programme free.
National Alliance for Museums, Health and Welbeing Survey
Take part! A museum & hertiage sector survey which maps existing practice around health and wellbeing activities
Can you make a Fun Palace event combining art and science?
Anyone and everyone is welcome to make a Fun Palace. The Guidelines are that it is Free, Local, Innovative, Transformative and Engaging.
Local authority interactive tool (LAIT)
The tool presents information in interactive tables and charts with the local authority’s rank and position in England.
Sign up to the Family Arts Campaign between 9 Oct - 1 Nov
The Family Arts Campaign aims to support organisations across the UK and across the visual and performing arts in providing high-quality activities for families and in growing and broadening the number of families taking part in the arts.
Are you ready for Takeover Day on 20th November?
'Takeover Day' is an exciting and highly successful event with children and young people all over the UK taking charge of museums, galleries and heritage sites. This year the event will be taking place again on 20thNovember and you are invited to be part
Islamic Art & Material Culture SSN Specialist Support Scheme
This scheme aims to provide regional museums with a toolkit to help them unlock the potential of their collections of Islamic art and material culture, using them to engage with new and diverse audiences.
ArtsCard: the UK’s first employee benefits scheme for arts & culture
Managed by Creative United, ArtsCard are looking for arts and culture providers that want to increase earned income by encouraging a new diverse range of audiences who to date have not engaged with their programme.
Art Fund relaunches its Edible Masterpieces as competition
Edible Masterpieces challenges the public to create tasty treats inspired by their favourite work of art or cultural icon in order to raise money for museums and galleries.
Are you celebrating Age Friendly Museums Day?
If you are doing something for Age Friendly Museums Day and/or Silver Sunday on or around 4th October then don't forget to complete the Silver Sunday events form so it is promoted through their website and don't forget to mention Age Friendly Museums Day
Creative Museums opportunity (Small museums)
A research and development opportunity for small museums to enrich the visitor experience and develop new business opportunities has arisen.
BRAVE STEPS with Open Sesame
Host museums and cultural venues are currently being sought for Autumn 2015 for the BRAVE STEPS Development Package.
Culture 24's ‘Fit for China’ Digital Showcasing Project
Culture24 and the British Council, in partnership with Storythings, are excited to announce a new free collaborative project aiming to develop relevant and engaging UK online cultural content for international audiences with a focus on China. They are see
Hampshire Solent museums: apply for funding to take part in Visitor Finder or Visitor Verdict
As announced at 'Getting to Grips with Audience Data' 5 grants of up to £100 to help your museum improve use of audience data. It's first come, first served!
Culture 24's 'Let’s Get Real – Young Audiences'
Culture 24's 'Let’s Get Real – Young Audiences' is brand new collaborative action research project to explore how arts and heritage organisations can get better at reaching and engaging young audiences with their digital content.
Your opportunity to be a part of the 'Creative Museums' experiment
Creative Museums will give six museums a fantastic research and development opportunity to enrich experience for their audiences, regenerate their programmes and venues and develop new business opportunities.
The Kent-based 'Wheels of Time' family passport is looking for more museum participants
'The Wheels of Time' family passport is the perfect family fun activity for children to do over the summer holidays. Children and their families will be invited to pick up their passport from one of Kent's participating museums or heritage sites. They w
AIM launches the 'Hallmarks of Prospering Museums' framework
The Association of Independent Museums (AIM) launched an important new initiative to help museums at its national conference this month. The “AIM Hallmarks of Prospering Museums” is a framework that helps museums and heritage organisations ide
The Inspiring Learning for All framework is back!
The Inspiring Learning for All framework helps the arts and culture sector to capture and evidence their impact by identifying generic learning and social outcomes for individuals and communities
PR deadlines to take part in Museums at Night in October
If you're planning after-hours events as part of the autumn Museums at Night festival (Friday 30 - Saturday 31 October) the first registration deadline is Friday 17 July.
Is your organisation registered for this year's Big Draw?
The Big Draw is the world's largest drawing festival with thousands of enjoyable, and mainly free, drawing activities which connect people of all ages with museums, outdoor spaces, artists, designers, illustrators - and each other.
How was Museums at Night for you?
Culture24 would love to know what your experience of Museums at Night has been like.
Benchmarking Participation in Museums
Heritage sector professional Natalie James (@CulturewithaK) is working with the Collections Trust to develop a model for benchmarking participation and engagement as part of changing culture and practice in museums.
Museums at Night (May 13-16) is now less than a month away - have you registered your events yet?
A step by step guide to registering your event can be found on the Museums at Night website.
How do you welcome autism into your museum?
In a special guest blog written for AIM, Claire Madge, shares three low cost things you can do to make your museum autism friendly and welcome autistic visitors and their families and carers into your museum.
Opportunity for Kent & Medway museums to participate in a new family friendly passport scheme
'The Wheels of Time' is the working title for the new family and children's passport scheme to encourage more visitors to your museum.
Third Age Creatives Meeting and Commissioned Experiments fund for Swale & Medway, Kent
On the 22nd April 2015, Ideas Test (the Arts Council funded Creative People and Places programme Swale and Medway) will hold a Third Age Creatives meeting to bring together multiple individuals and organisations who work with older people.
Taking Part survey data released - cultural engagement summary of key findings
Taking Part is a household survey in England. It looks at participation in the cultural sector. This report presents the latest headline estimates for the year from January 2014 to December 2014. The survey is now in its tenth year and was commissioned by
Opportunity for museums to work with French partners
French organisations from Pas-de-Calais, Northern France, which would like to set up a cross border project within the Interreg France (Channel)-England programme.
Connect! competition - deadline for entries extended
The deadline for submissions to the Connect! competition for museums to win a top artist & £3000 for their Museums at Night October event has been extended to Friday 27 March, to give everyone the chance to take part.
Apply for The Extend Leadership Programme 2015-16
Applications are invited from colleagues working in learning and education roles in the arts and cultural sectors to participate in the Extend Leadership Programme 2015-16.
Museum + Heritage Awards - vote for Haslemere Museum
Vote for the only museum in the south east to be shortlisted!
Get Creative: a year-long celebration of British arts, culture and creativity
Get Creative is a BBC initiative that celebrates world-class arts, culture and creativity that happens every day across the UK - and they want you to get involved.
Event Expenses Fund: £50 - £200 for your group to support Voluntary Arts Week events in Kent
Voluntary Arts Week is an annual celebration of cultural creativity across the UK and RoI. It is run by Voluntary Arts who provide local, regional and national press and media support and social media campaigns featuring events listed as part of the week.
Have you VanGo'd yourself? Culture24 tells us how
VanGoYourself is a website that allows people to recreate artworks from museums and galleries around the world. VanGoYourself offers a unique and fun way for couple to celebrate Valentine’s Day, as well as gaining a new perspective and engagement w
Culture24: Let's Get Real Phase 4
“The word digital means everything and nothing, focusing on it is the biggest distraction of a generation.” (Tom Goodwin writing in the Guardian.)
Museums at Night goes biannual
Culture24 has announced that Museums at Night, the UK’s annual after-hours festival of arts, culture and heritage, will now be taking place twice a year – in both May and October.
Kent's Big Weekend
Visit Kent has announced dates for the 2015 My Kent Big Weekend and is calling on the county’s tourist attractions, venues and destinations to get involved.
Hampshire Big Theme 2015, Dinosaurs! Will you take part?
Joint marketing and promotion opportunites to benefit museums in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight
Key Hampshire Solent population statistics to help you with service planning, advocacy and funding requests
Call for papers - Refloating the Ark: Connecting the public and scientists with natural history museums
Hampshire Solent Training Bursaries - deadline extended to 31 January 2014
Bursaries of up to £1000 for workforce development activities.
First World War Centenary: ACE announce new funding programme
14-18 Now: Artists from around the world to mark the First World War Centenary
Help BBC Radio Solent to share 'WW1 At Home' stories
BBC Radio Solent is seeking local stories for broadcast on local radio and online, deadline Thursday 21 November!
Hampshire Solent museums - apply for a Training Bursary
Bursaries of up to £1000 for workforce development activities.
Basingstoke and Deane Leisure Initiatives Fund
Grants of up to £2000 for projects which contribute to leisure activities in Basingstoke and Deane Borough
Fantastic turnout for First World War Centenary networking event
Over a hundred people from arts and heritage organisations across the sub-region packed Winchester's Guildhall for the Hampshire Solent Museum Development Programme's First World War Centenary networking event.
Hampshire Commemorates: First World War and D-Day Grants
Grants available to groups and organisations for commemoration projects, activities or events