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Job Opportunity: Assistant Curator, Egham Museum
The Assistant Curator will oversee the effective delivery of the Egham Museum’s day-to-day management in line with the organisational vision, mission and objectives, ensuring the Museum continues to offer a high standard of visitor engagement.
Grants Of Up To £12,000 Now Available From The AIM Hallmarks Awards
AIM members in England can now apply for a grant of up to £12,000 through the new AIM Hallmarks Awards.
Culture24 are looking for museums to help with research into after-hours events and extended opening
Does your museum have experience in opening late and can help feed into this research? If so please complete the short survey!
Museums learning from successful arts business models: get involved!
Expressions of interest to be partnered with a successful arts organisation through a peer-to-peer approach, supported with seed funding, are now open - closing at 9am on Monday 20 June 2016.
'Museums Matter' advocacy document available to support your museum to 'make the case'
The National Museum Directors' Council's (NMDC) new document Museums Matters sets out the case for investment in museums ahead of the Government’s Comprehensive Spending Review. Museums Matter illustrates how public investment in museums of all si
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.
We're funding a Hampshire Chamber of Commerce membership - apply now!
We are funding a one-year membership of Hampshire Chamber of Commerce, one of the biggest regional business networks in the country and Hampshire's leading business organisation, for a Hampshire museum.
Funded place for a Hampshire Solent museum at Business South 'Leisure and Tourism' Breakfast Briefing 12 June 2015
This month, we are working with Business South to offer funded place at a special Leisure and Tourism breakfast briefing in Southampton on 12 June.
10 Museum Sector Bodies Publish Statement on Unethical Sale from Museums Collections
"As a group of the key funding, development and membership bodies for the museums sector, we are seriously concerned about cases of unethical sale from museum collections and the targeting of collections as a source of income."
Online Giving: DONATE Case Study from the Battersea Arts Centre
Find out how DONATE from the National Funding Scheme (NFS) pulled in an astonishing £50,000 in mobile and online donations to support Battersea Arts Centre (BAC) after their devastating fire on Friday 13th March.
‘AA2A Plus’ (Artists Access to Art Colleges) - pilot scheme
Expressions of interest from museums, galleries, arts centres etc. interested in hosting AA2A Plus placements from Oct 2015 - April 2016 are currently being collected.
Arts Fundraising and Philanthropy Programme
Arts Fundraising and Philanthropy Programme now open to museums
Sources of funding from AIM
AIM has published revised guidelines and eligibility criteria for the Sustainability Grants programme, which has been funded by Esmee Fairbairn Foundation since 2006. In addition to the grants...
How to Increase Donations - Study into Donation Boxes
The Design Management Group at the Institute for Manufacturing, University of Cambridge, has been conducting a study into donation boxes. More participants are sought for the study and...
John Ellerman Foundation - Regional Museums and Galleries Fund (UK) - Open to Applications
Funding is available to help strengthen regional museums and galleries in the UK by helping organisations to enhance and sustain curatorial development to attract a broader public. The Foundation is...
The South East Museum Development Programme bid to ACE has been submitted
The South East Museum Development Team is pleased to say that the regional bid to the Arts Council England for funding covering the 2015-18 period, has now been submitted. Thank you to everyone who...
Manuscript Conservation Grants
The National Manuscripts Conservation Trust offers grants for the conservation and preservation of manuscripts and archives, making previously inaccessible collections available for study and...
Archive and Conservation Award from The Textile Society Museum
The Society offers awards of up to £5,000 for a textile related project within the museum, archive or conservation sector. The Award is designed to support textile related projects within a...
National Funding Scheme’s DONATE goes national
DONATE, the digital and mobile giving platform designed specifically for the arts and heritage sector, has completed its pilot phase and is now available to any UK arts and heritage charity to help...
Hampshire School for Social Entrepreneurs
Hampshire social entrepreneurs to receive funding to fuel ideas - 2014 Applications to the Lloyds Bank Social Entrepreneurs Programme will be opening soon…
Treasure Plus: Information for Applicants
This programme, launched in 2013 by the Art Fund supported by The Headley Trust, hopes to deepen public engagement with items of Treasure, and related archaeological material, by funding...
Collecting Cultures is an initiative from the Heritage Lottery Fund which supports museums, libraries and archives to develop their collections through strategic acquisition projects. Grantees plan...
AIM Grant Scheme Deadlines
Closing dates for the various Grant Schemes offered by AIM are as follows: Sustainability Scheme: 1 June 2014 and 15 January 2015 Conservation Scheme: 31 March 2014 and 30 September 2014...
Business Survival Toolkit
Created by the Heritage Lottery Fund with other cultural organisations, the ‘Business Survival Toolkit’ website has practical tools to help organisations of all sizes and types to become...
New Crowdsourcing Platform to Match Nonprofits with Tech Experts
An innovative crowdsourcing platform that connects nonprofit organisations with technically skilled volunteers from around the world is expected to launch in 2014. The MakeaDiff.org platform, which...
Funding from the Foyle Foundation
Small Grants Scheme The Foyle Foundation Small Grants Scheme is designed to support smaller charities in the UK, especially those working at grass roots and local community level, in any field,...
Association of Independent Museums (AIM) New Success Guides – first batch uploaded
As part of AIM’s Resilience programme, the first batch of new practical guidance papers has been uploaded onto AIM’s website. The Success Guides take the place of FOCUS papers, and...
Gift Aid Small Donations Scheme
The Gift Aid Small Donations Scheme (GASDS) allows eligible charities to claim top-up payments from HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) on small cash donations that they receive. The scheme applies to cash...
50 More Years of Egham Museum
The Egham Museum Trustees are delighted to announce that The Egham Museum has received a National Lottery Heritage Fund grant of £93,000 for an exciting heritage project
Introducing Beacon: a new programme for Chairs leading smaller charities
The Association of Chairs will soon be launching their ‘Beacon’ Programme, a new National Lottery-funded programme for Chairs and Vice Chairs of smaller charities (with an annual income of under £1 million) across England.
The Winchester City Council Cultural Innovation grant scheme is open for applications
The scheme is available for festivals, cultural events and art activities taking place in the Winchester District. Emphasis should be on creating new events or for bringing exciting and innovative content to existing projects.
'Museums in the UK' report from the Museums Association
The report summarises details on museum finances, audiences, outreach, the museum workforce and the economic impact of museums, based on our recent survey of over 450 museums across the UK.
'Larders not Cakes and thoughts on museums in an uncertain world'
A brief summary of the keynote speech by Ken Robinson CBE at Hampshire Solent Open Forum 2017
Funding for charities to develop an effective web presence
The Transform Foundation has funding available to help charities to develop an effective web presence
HLF launches new funding schemes
The Heritage Lottery Fund is launching a new £8million annual investment programme to help organisations and partnerships build their resilience, and a £15million scheme to help put culture at the heart of successful communities.
Taking Part - Focus On: Wellbeing
Arts attenders claim to be ‘happier’ than non-attenders, according to a report released by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), based on its Taking Part survey findings over three years from 2010/11 to 2012/13. This new report
The Funding Challenge: Share and discuss your ideas on how to develop new or alternative sources of funding for the arts and culture
Arts, Cultural and Heritage organisations should be looking at new opportunities to diversify their income streams and raise additional funding from new sources. New or alternative sources of funding...
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.
John Ellerman Foundation Regional Museums and Galleries Fund
The Fund aims to help strengthen regional museums and galleries in the UK. The John Ellerman Foundation want to help organisations enhance and sustain curatorial development to attract a broader public.
Help shape the future of Kent's Community Mental Health and Wellbeing service
Kent County Council (KCC) is committed to improving the health and wellbeing of the people of Kent and to improve public health outcomes particularly in Kent’s most deprived communities.
Early Bird Discount for AIM National Conference 2015
The Association of Independent Museums (AIM) National Conference 2015 takes place this year from June 18-20 at the ss Great Britain in central Bristol. Take advantage of the special AIM early-bird booking rate which closes on April 17.
New Arts Council publication, 'The Economic Impact of Museums in England'
Museums have a major impact to local and national economies. With continued support from Local Authorities, DCMS and other public and private funders, museums can play an ever more important role in our economy and communities. This report examines the ec
Digital Research on Museum Income
Arts Council England is trialling a new digital research project called Insight which aims to help optimise the income stream of museums and other cultural attractions. The work is being...
Make money from your out-of-hours events with Culture24's Activity Superstore partnership
If you took part in Museums at Night, regularly run after-hours events, or are simply interested in generating income for your organisation, this is your last chance to join Culture24’s...
Culture24 - latest initiative for generating new visitors and income
It’s not too late to sign up to Culture24’s latest initiative for generating new visitors and income for museums and galleries, through this exciting new business model. In conjunction...
Cultural Commissioning - programme
The Cultural Commissioning Programme is working to strengthen the environment for cultural commissioning. Based on extensive research into opportunities for arts and cultural organisations to engage...
Support for museum volunteering and charitable museums from NCVO
The National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) is the largest umbrella body for the voluntary and community sector in England. It was started in 1919 as a the National Council of Social...
Changes to charities’ annual returns
The Winter issue of the Charity Commission’s online newsletter for trustees includes information about forthcoming changes to the annual returns for 2014. Following a consultation last...
Cultural Commissioning Programme
Supporting arts and cultural organisations to engage in public sector commissioning At a time when traditional forms of grant aid are diminishing, the newly launched Cultural Commissioning Programme...