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Art Fund, Museum of the Year Award
The Art Fund wants to hear more about the innovative and creative activities happening in museums across the regions.
Museums + Heritage Awards 2019
Applications to the Museums + Heritage Awards 2019 are now open. There are 14 categories open for applications!
Creative Genius - ideas, innovation and industry that changed the world. List your events and exhibitions for free!
What's in your collections that connects to Hampshire's contribution to design, scientific, technological and industrial innovation?
Hampshire Big Theme 2018: Creative Genius - ideas, innovation and industry that changed the world. List your events and exhibitions for free!
What's in your collections that tells the story of the county's contribution to design, scientific, technological and industrial innovation?
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.
Could you bag the prize at the Museums + Heritage Awards 2018?
These Awards celebrate best practice within the world of museums, galleries, cultural and heritage visitor attractions, attracting hundreds of entries which battle it out to win one of 11 prestigious awards.
Call for papers: Second Arts in Health Conference and Showcase Deadline 30 November
Showcase your work at an event to provide healthcare professionals with inspiration about the power of the arts to improve people's lives.
Hampshire Big Theme 2018: Creative Genius - ideas, innovation and industry that changed the world. Get involved!
You don't have to be in Hampshire to have collections relevant to the county's contribution to scientific, technological and industrial innovation. What stories can your museum tell?
'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
Be part of Fun Palaces 2016: Year of the Maker
Fun Palaces is an annual, free, nationwide celebration of arts and culture, driven by localism,
Collections Trust publish tips for increasing access to museum storage
On their blog, the Collections Trust publish regular updates and useful guidance on a wide range of subjects surrounding museum documentation. From an introduction to their outreach programme, which...
Call for Papers: Risk and Reward: Enabling a Culture of Innovation
Oxford University Museums are looking for presentations from colleagues working in museums and cultural organisations on how they encourage their staff to be more innovative and take risks.
Museums + Heritage Awards for Excellence 2016 - shortlist announced
The deadline for the 2016 Museums + Heritage Awards for Excellence has now passed, and they received record breaking entries! The hundreds of entries have now been whittled down to a shortlist.
Museums from across Kent & Medway get together to hear Museum Development Plans for 2016-17
On Tuesday 8th March, we welcomed over 40 people to the Historic Dockyard at Chatham, for the 'Kent & Medway Museum Development Forum' looking at plans for 2016-17.
AIM Hallmarks learning programmes - last chance to apply
Two new training programmes will help participants use the principles of the AIM Hallmarks of Prospering Museums to strengthen the museums they lead or work with.
AIM Museum Leaders Programme for UK Museums
The Association for Independent Museums (AIM) has recently launched the new UK wide Museum Leaders programme to support people who lead AIM member museums.
AIM Hallmarks Investment Fund - now open for applications!
The AIM Hallmarks Investment Fund is now open for applications. The closing date for the first round is 5 February 2016. The fund is open to AIM member, Accredited (or working towards Accreditation) museums in England and will make investments of between
Museums + Heritage Awards for Excellence 2016 are open for entries
The Museum + Heritage Awards for Excellence 2016 are now open for entries for projects completed between January and December 2015. The awards continue to generate public recognition for the winners and shortlistees! Enter Now!
Museum + Heritage Awards for Excellence 2016 now open!
The awards continue to generate public recognition for the winners and shortlistees, and have been instrumental in helping many to secure funding and support from key stakeholders. Award winners have also enjoyed recognition both locally and further afiel
Voices of Culture: Call for Applications: Intercultural Dialogue Brainstorming Session
Voices of Culture is a process established to create exchanges between civil society stakeholders in the cultural field and the European Commission. Within the "structured dialogue between the European Commission and the Cultural Sector" cultural professi
Part funded Internships in the creative industries
Creative Access was founded in 2012 to provide opportunities for paid internships in the creative industries for young people of graduate (or equivalent) standard from under-represented black, Asian and other non-white minority ethnic backgrounds. They ai
Call for Papers: MuseumNext Dublin 2016
From 18-20 April 2016 museum professionals are invited to join discussions on the future of museums or initiate them by giving their own presentations.
'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
Apply for the European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Award
Every year, it honours the most outstanding heritage achievements from all over Europe. It recognises the excellence and dedication by architects, craftsmen, cultural heritage experts, volunteers, schools, local communities, heritage owners and the media.
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.
The Collections Trust Awards 2015 - nominations open!
Nominations are now open for the Collections Trust Awards, which will be taking place at the Collections Trust Annual Conference at the Natural History Museum in London on 22 September 2015.
Shortlist for Family Friendly Museum Award 2015 Announced
This year’s shortlist for the Telegraph Family Friendly Museum Award is a reflection of all the different sorts of museums in Britain, and how each one can offer a wonderful welcome to families.
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
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.
Apply to the RAISE Challenge Fund
The RAISE team is excited to be evolving the way it provides support to voluntary and community sector organisations across the South East. We are making a step change in our own approach to delivering support to help you to make a difference to people.
Exploring 'Gateways to the First World War'
On Friday 16th January, over 50 of us gathered at the University of Kent to hear from the 'Gateways' team. We heard from Dr Sam Carroll, Community Heritage Researcher, who introduced the...
Art Fund Prize - Museum of the Year 2015 Open to Entries
The purpose of The Art Fund Prize (formerly the Gulbenkian Prize) for museums and galleries is to recognise and stimulate originality and excellence in museums and galleries in the UK, and increase public appreciation and enjoyment of all they have to off
Cultural Innovation International Prize
The Cultural Innovation International Prize is a biennial competition organised by the Centre de Cultura Contemporania de Barcelona (CCCB) with the aim of incentivising projects that explore the potential cultural scenarios of the coming years through res
Final round of Treasure Plus funding announced
The third and final round of the Art Fund's Treasure Plus funding programme is now open for applications. Treasure Plus aims to deepen public engagement with items of treasure and related...
Small Experiment & Community Catalyst funding available for Swale & Medway
The next deadline to apply for a Small Experiment or Community Catalyst grant is Monday, September 15th at 12 noon. What is a Small Experiment? This is an opportunity for anyone to experiment with...
Small Experiment & Community Catalyst funding available for Swale & Medway
What is a Small Experiment? This is an opportunity for anyone to experiment with innovative methods of planning and shaping projects and involving local people in activities. You could put on a...
The Art Fund Jonathan Ruffer Curatorial Grants Programme
In 2012, the Art Fund launched a new £50,000 annual funding stream aimed at helping maintain and develop curatorial expertise in UK museums. The Jonathan Ruffer Curatorial Grants...
Community Ownership and Management of Assets - Capital Grants Now Open
Capital grants are now available to organisations ready to take the next step in acquiring a local asset under the Community Right to Challenge and Community Ownership and Management of Assets...
Museum2Museum collection care session at the Powell Cotton Museum a great success
On Monday 17th March, 12 museum staff and volunteers from across the county joined the team at the Powell Cotton Museum for their first Museum2Museum sharing skills session. The day began with Sarah...
Marsh Awards for Excellence in Gallery Education – Nominations now Open
Do you know someone doing excellent work in gallery education and learning? Engage and the Marsh Christian Trust are delighted to announce the Marsh Awards for Excellence in Gallery Education 2013,...
£300,000 Fund available to Regional Museums
The John Ellerman Foundation has created a £300,000 fund for regional museums and galleries with a focus on visual and decorative arts, and social and natural history collections. The aim of...
Now in it's eleventh year, MuseumNext is firmly established as a must attend event for those shaping the future of museums.