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Job Opportunity: South East Museum Development Programme Manager
We are looking for a programme manager to lead the South East Museum Development Programme
Art Fund and Association of Art Museum Curators Foundation Conference Travel Fellowship
The Fellowship will support eight UK-based curators to participate fully in AAMC’s 2019 Conference in New York City in May 2019, including significant additional funding to support follow-up activities
Paul Hamlyn Foundation, Teacher Development Fund
Each year, this fund awards around five grants or up to £150,000 each to partnerships of arts/cultural organisations and up to ten schools, who will work together for two academic years.
Applications for the 2019 Oxford Cultural Leaders programme are now open
Applications are now open for Oxford Cultural Leaders 2019, the residential leadership programme designed and delivered by Oxford University’s Gardens, Libraries & Museums in partnership with the Saïd Business School.
Museums + Heritage Awards 2019
Applications to the Museums + Heritage Awards 2019 are now open. There are 14 categories open for applications!
Sustainable Business Partnership CIC, East Sussex
Grants of up to £1000 to cover 40% of the cost of an energy efficiency project, such as LED lighting, insulation or heating controls are available to businesses, social enterprises or charities
Study Day - St Albans Museum and Gallery
Join the South and East Museums Federation to explore the newly opened St Albans Museum and Gallery.
Museums as spaces for wellbeing free online course
This course is aimed at providing advice, tools and guidance on the steps to take in order to develop, deliver and evaluate health and wellbeing work within a museum, heritage or cultural organisation.
Tunbridge Wells Cultural & Learning Hub project has been granted £4.3 million funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund
The Heritage Lottery Fund to give grant for cultural and learning Hub in Royal Tunbridge Wells!
We're pleased to announce the publication of the South East Museum Development Programme's Cultural Partnerships Toolkit
Our 'Cultural Partnerships Toolkit' is now live and available to download from our resource Library, packed with useful tools, frameworks and event ideas, plus loads of links to further information/inspiration.
Artsmark Partnership Programme
Be part of an Arts Council England endorsed network of organisations who are devoted to bring great arts and cultural opportunities to children and young people.
Tate Announce 'Sharing Works of Art' Workshops for Museums
The training will be delivered across two days and will aim to explore a deeper understanding of the principles of collection management and how to bring judgement to their application.
Arts Council announce museum & gallery exhibition tax credit briefings
In March 2018, ACE will be hosting a series of briefing events across England to support museums and galleries to understand and benefit from the Museum and Gallery Exhibitions Tax Relief.
Nominations open – The Emcees – Arts & Culture Awards for Excellence in Fundraising 2018
Designed to celebrate the outstanding efforts of arts and culture fundraisers, we need you to nominate the campaigns, partnerships, individuals and organisations that truly deserve to be recognised.
International Travel Grant Scheme 2018 from ICOM UK and Heritage Without Borders
The scheme enables recipients to undertake an international visit to meet with international museum colleagues and mutually share skills, expertise and experience. Deadline Monday 5 February 2018.
MUPI Research Matchmaker project: please complete our short survey
Help to shape a new digital digital platform matching up academic researchers with curators of exciting but under-researched museum collections.
Ready for your Rainbow Badge? Join in our pilot partnership project with Breakout Youth
If you are interested in finding out what young people from the LGBT community think about your museum and to start a conversation about how they can help you in the future, please join-in with this pilot partnership project with Hampshire-based Breakout
HLF Skills for the Future: Digital Heritage Discovery skills survey
Deadline Monday 31 July. The Digital Heritage Discovery that if successful will invest in a new generation of diverse museum professionals to equip them with a dynamic understanding of digital data management, preservation and access practices relating to
Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council Community and Voluntary Sector Grant Award Scheme
We want to fund clearly defined projects which can demonstrate that they will help to build communities where people thrive and feel they belong.
'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.
Opportunities from the British Museum
Call for Papers, workshops and partnership opportunities for museums across the region
Creative United announce that Prosper, a new, ACE funded business support programme for the arts, museums and libraries is now open for applications!
An opportunity for around 70 organisations to receive business advice, workshops, and masterclasses
CALL FOR PARTNERS – Object Journeys project 2017/18, The British Museum
The British Museum are currently seeking a new museum partner to work with us on the third community collaboration project Object Journeys, supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.
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.
'Extraordinary art in unexpected places' open call for new ideas from @Artangel #artangeleverywhere deadline 30 April 2017.
Final call: Erasmus+ funded interns from Greece
Expression of Interest deadline 12 noon on 15 March 2017. Your museum can define the work that the student will undertake during their internship. Each student funded by an Erasmus+ scholarship can access finance for their travel, accommodation and living
MA publishes Manifesto for Tolerance and Inclusion
The manifesto provides museums with a statement on ethical values and practical actions in a changing social and political landscape
Please complete this short survey: Museums and creative industries - mapping cooperation
NEMO survey open until 19 Feb: purpose is to advocate for the support of capacity building, impact research and funding for great pilot projects and creative initiatives in this sector.
The National Alliance for Museums, Health & Wellbeing announce new events
Find out about the latest Health and Wellbeing Events, part of the Health and Wellbeing Week, 6 - 12 March. List your museum's events.
Knowledge Exchange Programme 2017 Call for Partners
The British Museum is seeking five new partner museums to participate in its annual Knowledge Exchange programme for 2017.
International Study Visit to The Netherlands - Application Deadline 18 January 2017
Share your experience of creative commercial collections and visit two very different museums in the Netherlands that have inspiring practice in creative commercial collections: the Rijksmuseum and the Zuiderzee Museum.
British Council announces projects supported by the Cultural Protection Fund
A new £30million fund set up in partnership with DCMS in order to safeguard and promote cultural heritage at risk due to conflict overseas gives details of its first projects
Expand your workforce in Summer 2017 with an Erasmus+ funded intern from Greece
Your museum can define the work that the student will undertake during their internship. Each student funded by an Erasmus+ scholarship can access finance for their travel, accommodation and living expenses during their internship period.
AIM Biffa Award: History Makers £1 million Funding Programme Is Open
The AIM Biffa Award funded ‘History Makers – People who helped to shape our world’ £1 million funding programme is now
Horniman offers free loans to South East Museums
Object in Focus: Free short-term loans from the Horniman Museum & Gardens
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.
Hampshire Big Theme 2017: Jane Austen - listing your museum's events
How to benefit from the overarching marketing campaign and have your events listed on the forthcoming janeausten200.co.uk website and Visit Hampshire portal
Arts Council England announce new funding approach
Arts Council England stakeholders shape new funding for arts and culture sector
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.
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
Giving to Heritage Programme continues for another 12 months
The Heritage Alliance has announce that it has been awarded £250,000 under the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) Catalyst Umbrella programme to extend Giving to Heritage for another 12...
Sharing learning from Share Academy: The Future of Collaboration II
Disseminating learning about museum:university partnerships.
Hampshire Big Theme 2017: Jane Austen - listing your museum's events
How to benefit from the overarching marketing campaign and have your events listed on the forthcoming janeausten200.co.uk website
Where can I find European partners for my museum's international work?
Tools and resources to help you connect
Have your say: The Impact of Charging Museum Admission: New AIM Research Survey And Study
AIM has just launched a sector wide survey which is the first part of vital research into the impact of charging for admissions on museums and heritage sites.
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.
Interested in exploring the potential of cross-cultural working in your museum? Read our Cultural Partnerships blog
Sharing good practice in museums' cross-cultural and international work, commenting on trends in the cultural sector and disseminating learning from our projects.
So you always meant to be a Mentor…
Many of the smaller, usually voluntary-sector museums in our region don’t have the resources to employ museum professionals. This is where Museum Accreditation Mentors come in.
Specialised training for museums to work with 0-2 year olds and families is now available!
Open Sesame is an early years creative learning programme for young children working with early years settings, cultural organisations and artists
First National Museums and Wellbeing Week (29 February - 6 March 2016)
The National Alliance for Museums, Health & Wellbeing is coordinating the first annual Museums and Wellbeing Week will take place from 29 February to 6 March 2016. This will showcase the inspiring work museums across the UK are already doing in this field
Hampshire Solent Open Forum 2016 - ACE praises local museums for strong partnership ethos
The Forum took place on Monday, 1 February 2016 at Milestones Museum in Basingstoke. At the annual gathering of all museums in the sub-region, this was an opportunity to catch up with colleagues and peers, and find out about Museum Development plans for t
South East museums through to next round of Arts Council's Capital Grants programme
Congratulations to the Story Museum in Oxford and Tunbridge Wells Museums & Art Gallery who are two of four arts organisations from across the South East invited to apply for £7.8 million in funding to support capital plans.
Navigating the Art Market Professional Development Course
The Art Fund has announced a refreshed version of their Navigating the Art Market professional development course for 2016. Developed in partnership with Sotheby's Institute of Art, the course is designed to promote a practical understanding of the art ma
Study visit to 'Mythology' exhibition at Brading Roman Villa
Interested to learn more about successful collaboration between museums and artists? Then join us on Monday 18 January 2016 for an exclusive study visit to the exhibition 'Mythology' at Brading Roman Villa on the Isle of Wight.
Behind the Scenes at the 21st Century Museum
'Behind the Scenes at the 21st Century Museum' is a free online course offered by the School of Museum Studies at the University of Leicester in partnership with National Museums Liverpool and FutureLearn.
ACE, Nesta and the AHRC publish annual Digital Culture report
ACE, Nesta and the AHRC have recently published the result of their annual Digital Culture survey as part of their Digital R&D Fund.
Contribute to the Kent Cultural Strategy
Unlocking Kent’s Cultural Potential - A Cultural Strategy 2010-2015 is coming to an end, and it is time to focus on the next chapter to secure Kent’s creative future. The proposal is to create a ten year vision for the development of arts an
New NEMO Publication: Museums and Creative Industries: Mapping Cooperation
The collaboration of museums and creative industries is an important asset of museum work today. This newly published creative toolkit takes a closer look at the topic.
Heritage Lottery Fund - An Update and Overview
Sir Peter Luff, the new chair of the HLF, announced a number of new initiatives at the Museum Association Conference earlier this month indicating the objectives for this crucial source of funding for museums nationwide.
Learning Museum Call for partners 2015
Open call for partners for the second phase of Learning Museum, the British Museum’s latest Skills for the Future programme, supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund
'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
Arts Council England launches Cultural Education Challenge
The Cultural Education Challenge was launched yesterday at the Barbican in London. It challenges sector leaders across the arts, education, local authorities, schools, higher education institutions and others to create new ways of working. It encourages t
The Huge History Lesson has been launched
On Tuesday, the British Museum and TES are launched the Huge History Lesson. This ambitious new partnership links the world’s largest network of teachers at TES with museums around the country. The Huge History Lesson is a unique creative competiti
WIRP International Travel Grant Scheme
The Working Internationally Regional Project is offering a small number of travel grants to support non-national museums in England to work internationally.
Oxford Cultural Leaders - an international programme for museums, arts and heritage
Oxford University Museums, in partnership with the Saïd Business School, are delighted to announce that its highly successful residential programme, Oxford Cultural Leaders, will be running again in April 2016. Applications are now open.
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
AIM VisitorVerdict: Discounted Rates until September 30 2015
Since October 2013, the Association of Independent Museums (AIM) in partnership with BDRC Continental, has run a free online visitor benchmarking survey service called AIM VisitorVerdict. This scheme...
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.
The Hockey Museum gains International Recognition
New partnership between The Hockey Museum & FIH Foundation
Paul Hamlyn Foundation Grants available for arts projects
Grants are available for not-for-profit, formally constituted organisations to widen access to and deepen participation in the arts and who are active in the arts and working in partnership with educational institutions.
British Gas Energy Efficiency Fund
The British Gas Energy Efficiency Fund offers up to £5,000 (plus VAT) of energy efficiency measures at small businesses / organisations, including new boilers, LED lighting and insulation. Non-public sector run museums across the South East region shou
Funded places for Hampshire Solent museums at 'Dance and Museums' Bristol 15 September 2015
The Cultural Partnerships Officer role in the South East Museum Development Programme in Hampshire Solent enable the wider cultural sector to connect and benefit from the collaborative projects.
Heritage Lottery Fund - Major Grants The First 100 key findings
In HLF's latest research study, they focused on the impact of their largest grants – those of £5million or more. One hundred and seventy-three of these ‘Major Grants’ have now been made, and the first 100 of them are complete. Many
Paul Hamlyn Foundation launches new web resource
Paul Hamlyn Foundation, one of the UK’s largest independent grant-making Foundations, has launched a new web resource to support the embedding of participation in museums and galleries.
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
Four new funding programmes from Arts Council England
Arts Council England announce that four new funding programmes have opened for applications.
Are you registered on The Culture Diary?
The Culture Diary is a free worldwide events calendar of private, media, industry and public events produced by over 4,000 UK organisations covering every art form. A unique industry-only tool, The Culture Diary also features a business directory to conne
New Kent Heritage Resource Centre to open at Smarden
A new resource Centre for regional heritage groups is being established at Smarden as a result of a partnership agreement signed last week by Smarden Local History Society and Kent Archaeological Society.
Complete the Economics of Touring Exhibitions Survey 2015 and win a Touring Exhibitions Group (TEG) workshop place and travel bursary
The Economics of Touring Exhibitions survey will take approximately 10 minutes or less to complete and will help TEG TEG develop the Economics of Touring Exhibitions: Models for Practice professional development training and toolkit.
The IWM Centenary Partnership and 2016
The Centenary Partnership led by Imperial War Museums is made up of over 3,400 not-for-profit organisations from 55 countries who have joined together to mark the First World War Centenary. Last year, members of the Partnership in the UK and Ireland repor
Support for your museum from Community Action Isle of Wight
New free funding search portal and help with DBS checks
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.
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.
Happy Museum launches it's five-year plan
Since 2011 Happy Museum (HM) has brought together thinking around well-being and sustainability and investigated the particular role of museums in supporting individual, organisational and societal resilience.
Research and development opportunity - Creative Museums
Creative Museums are offering six museums (with less than 9 staff) a fantastic research and development opportunity to enrich experience for their audiences, regenerate their programmes and venues and develop new business opportunities.
Centenary Partnership and 2016
Are you a not-for-profit organisation marking the First World War Centenary? Join the Centenary Partnership to join 3,300 organisations and get involved with the ‘Year of the Film’.
Booking opens for 'New Expressions’ field visit programme
Artists and museum staff with a professional interest in collaboration are being invited to experience some of the high points of the New Expressions LIVE season together. Hosted by three of the programme’s partner museums in Plymouth, York and Wa
The British Museum across the UK
The British Museum is keen to work with museums and galleries across the UK. In true collaboration we look to our partnerships to help shape the programme and we invite colleagues to get in touch to let us know how the BM can work with you.
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.
Sign up now for a FREE 1:1 Support and Consultancy Sessions from Heritage Giving
The aim of the sessions is to assist those at all levels of heritage fundraising through tailored support and guidance from a fundraising expert. On 23rd June the fundraising expert also happens to be our digital expert so any digital queries or follow up
Museum partners sought for Kathakali and Carnival heritage project
Kala Chethena Kathakali Company, Southampton and The New Carnival Company, Isle of Wight are already on board, museum partners sought for a potential joint HLF application for a project to highlight the extraordinary heritages of Kathakali and Carnival.
Volunteers Week - free resources from National Council for Voluntary Organisations
Volunteers’ Week is an annual celebration of the fantastic contribution millions of volunteers make across the UK – and it’s taking place from the 1-7 June 2015.
LAINet news from Eileen Clegg: planning the future programme
News update from the Hampshire Solent museums Learning, Access and Interpretation Network. Get involved!
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.
Training for Arts and Cultural Professionals - Survey
Artswork would like to hear from you! As Arts Council England's Bridge Organisation for the South East, Artswork works to better connect children and young people in the region with the best possible arts and cultural experiences, in and out of school.
German museum seeking UK project partners
A German museum in North Rhine-Westphalia wants to set up a museum/school partnership around the theme of migration history.
Uniques Project website goes live
Bexhill Museum (lead partner) and four other museums in the South East carried out an ethnographic collections review project in 2014-2015, funded by the Arts Council England’s Strategic Support Fund.
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."
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.
LiberTea - 800 years since the sealing of Magna Carta celebrations
To commemorate 800 years since the sealing of Magna Carta the Houses of Parliament – in partnership with the National Trust – are asking the nation to take a moment to celebrate, debate and reflect on their liberties by hosting a LiberTea on
Teaching History with 100 objects
Museums across the UK and the British Museum have been working on the partnership project to help equip teachers to teach the new national history curriculum in England through the provision of high quality resources
Kent museums discuss Going Digital with Nick Poole from the Collections Trust
Thirty people from across Kent & Medway museums, ranging in size, collection type, and previous digital experiences and skills, came together to hear Nick Poole, CEO of Collections Trust, talk through their new strand of work, Going Digital.
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.
Open for applications: Museums & Resilient Leadership Programme 2015 – 2016
A unique course designed to develop you as a new kind of leading museum professional.
Kent connections with Magna Carta and its 800th anniversary
Kent has strong associations with Magna Carta (MC) and plans for the 800th anniversary commemorations are well developed, with a strong focus in Canterbury, one of the 5 Charter Towns in England; in Faversham, where the Town Council owns an edition dated
Giving Digitally Through DONATE
Set up in March 2013, DONATE is the mobile platform and the public-facing brand of the National Funding Scheme - a registered charity specifically set up to support the arts, heritage and culture sector.
Opportunity for Kent museums to work with Belgium partners
Kent County Council, with their Belgium parnters, the West Flanders Regional Government, are looking to submit an application for European funding to develop a Great War project that brings schools and museums together through the use of digital technolog
A great year for the Hampshire Solent training bursary scheme 2014-15
Bursaries totalling over £9,000 awarded, 96 individuals trained in more than 20 organisations
Call for Papers - 'In Gallery Engagement: Digital vs Analogue'
Conference: 22 July 2015, Oxford University Museum of Natural History Computer interactives, augmented reality, video screens and touchtables, digital is increasingly occupying gallery space as...
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...
Are you signed up to KentCan?
The KentCAN website is a place for people and organisations working and volunteering in the Kent & Medway Voluntary, Community & Social Enterprise sectors. KentCAN is a Community Interest Company (CIC) creating connections between organisations and indivi
Travel bursaries available for the 2015 Working Internationally Conference in York
The Working Internationally Regional Project is pleased to announce that five travel bursaries of up to £200 each are available to support the cost of travelling to the 2015 Working Internationally Conference.
The new Naturally Curious website is now live. This is part of a programme of activities to understand, celebrate and make good use of our collective natural history collections and...
The Kent Arts Investment Fund application and guidelines for the year April 2015 – March 2016 now available
The Arts Investment Fund helps organisations in Kent by funding projects that will develop a range of high quality arts and cultural activities. This will boost the local economy by improving arts...
Prince's Foundation Start Programme for Chidren and the Arts
The Prince’s Foundation for Children & the Arts has announced that it is accepting invitations from UK-wide arts venues to take part in the Start programme, working to foster new...
Arts Fundraising and Philanthropy Programme
Arts Fundraising and Philanthropy Programme now open to museums
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...
AAM Museums Connect: Building Global Communities
The Museums Connect program strengthens connections and cultural understanding between people in the United States and abroad through innovative projects facilitated by museums and executed by their communities.
Kent and Sharpshooters Yeomanry Museum raise £275,000 for new museum
The Kent and Sharpshooters Yeomanry Museum will march into new, purpose-built facilities next year after reaching its £275,000 fundraising target
Great discussions had at the Imperial War Museum's FWW ‘Lessons Learned’ Partnership Meeting
On the 23rd October IWM led a Partnership meeting at Chatham Historic Dockyard for members in the South East.
Taking payments online: Making the most of digital donations
The Charity Finance Group is a charity that champions best practice in finance management in the voluntary sector. ‘Making the most of digital donations: A practical guide to selecting and...
Fundraising workshops from Giving to Heritage
Giving to Heritage is The Heritage Alliance’s exciting new training partnership with the Institute of Fundraising for fundraisers in the heritage sector. The programme includes 99 one-day...
The British Museum - final call for Partners
The British Museum is making a final call for partners for its HLF Skills for the Future-funded 'Learning Museum' programme, ahead of the 15th October deadline. They are particularly keen to...
Kent museums find out how they can support the health & wellbeing agenda
On Tuesday 30th September, delegates from across the county came together to hear how museums and heritage organisations can play a vital role in supporting the health and wellbeing ageda....
Arts Council England announces Museum Development funding
Arts Council England has announced announced the continuation of the South East Museum Development Programme led in the South East and Hampshire Solent by Royal...
The British Museum - Call for Partners for Learning Museum
The British Museum’s National Programmes team is pleased to announce a nationwide call for partner museums for Learning Museum, a HLF Skills for the Future programme which will provide young...
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...
Gateways to the First World War - regional schedule of events
'Gateways to the First World War' is one of five Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC) funded centres designed to enhance public engagement to mark the centenary of the conflict....
Add your learning offer to a new website initiative
Developed in partnership with the South East Grid for Learning, the Royal Opera House Bridge, and the South East Museum Development Programme, the 'Engaging with Museums' website aims to...
ACE and MA offer subsidised Cardiff 2014 places to smaller museums
50 places for smaller museums to celebrate the MA’s 125th anniversary
Introducing Lucy Footer, Centenary Partnership Programme Officer for English Regions, IWM
Lucy Footer has taken over from Josie Gale as the Centenary Partnership Programme Officer for English Regions until March 2015.
Work with an artist on a Museums at Nightclub!
The Museums at Nightclub will be an artist-led, touring event series produced by a consortium of venues in conjunction with Culture24, taking place in areas with low engagement in the arts. It...
Training in reminiscence arts in dementia care
2-day training course and 4-month traineeship in reminiscence arts in dementia care
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...
Working Internationally Regional Project: regional workshops announced
ICOM UK in partnership with the British Council, the National Museum Directors' Council, the Association of Independent Museums and Heritage Without Borders is pleased to announce the...
More speakers announced for SHOWCASE conference
The venue is Brooklands Museum and the big day is Monday 10 November. Note the date in your diary - opening for registrations soon! As well as our superb keynote speakers Tony Butler and John...
The Big Draw: 1st October - 2nd November 2014
The Campaign for Drawing are a national arts education charity which works to promote the importance of 'visual literacy' with children and young people. Every October they run the nationwide...
Funding for Academic Collaborations with Museums & Galleries
Organised through the Association of Art Historians, the Museums and Exhibitions Group administers two bursary schemes each offering an award twice a year. Collaboration Award: The Collaboration...
Acceptance in Lieu scheme
The Arts Council has announced, through the Acceptance in Lieu Scheme, the availability of 40 works by the leading British contemporary artist Auerbach and additional works for allocation - live...
Working Internationally Regional Project
The Working Internationally Regional Project (WIRP) is funded by ACE’s Renaissance Strategic Support Fund and led by ICOM-UK in partnership with National Museum Directors’ Council,...
No Strings Attached - a grant scheme for young theatre-makers
No Strings Attached is a grant scheme delivered by Farnham Maltings to help young people make their first piece of theatre. Grants of between £500 and £1000 are available to young people...
UCL launches Museums on Prescription
A team of University College London (UCL) researchers has been awarded funding to explore the value of role of museums in social prescribing. The scheme will complement existing social prescription...
Reviewing and Rationalising: 'Interesting, practically helpful and relevant from start to finish'
Consultant Emma Chaplin, provided a really useful and enjoyable one-day workshop in Winchester last week. 'Reviewing and Rationalising - steps to making the most of your...
Parliament in the Making - get involved in 2015
There are opportunities for museums, libraries and arts organisations to get involved in the 'Parliament in the Making' initiative next year - especially those interested in politics, social...
Applications open for 3rd round of AIM Biffa Award – The National Heritage Landmarks Partnership Scheme
AIM is pleased to announce the opening of the Year 3 Applications of the AIM Biffa Award 'National Heritage Landmarks Partnerships' with awards of up to £120,000 available to support...
The Big Draw - 1st October - 2nd November 2014
The Campaign for Drawing are a national arts education charity which works to promote the importance of 'visual literacy' with children and young people. Every October they run the nationwide...
LAINet news from Clare Barnes: Kids in Museums Takeover Day sharing event at the Mary Rose Museum
Clare Barnes, Learning Officer at the Mary Rose Museum and a member of the LAINet (Learning Access and Interpretation Network) steering group, provides an update on the Kids in...
Hampshire Big Theme 2015, Dinosaurs! Will you take part?
Joint marketing and promotion opportunites to benefit museums in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight
Successful Forward Planning workshop in Southampton
Vicky Dawson, Accreditation Technical Adviser, provided a really useful one day workshop at SeaCity Museum in Southampton last week. 'Planning for the Future: Easy Steps to a Forward Plan'...
Isle of Wight museums work together for sustainability
Partnership workshop develops plans for collaboration
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...
LAINet first winners in the 2014-15 Training Bursary scheme
Innovative partnership bid funds study visit and fuels wider learning
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...
A successful start to the 'Building Engagement with Schools' project in Kent
The official launch day of the Building Engagement with Schools project, a collaborative project between the SEMDP, the ROH bridge and the SEGfLA kicked off on Wednesday 21st May at the Royal...
Peer Development Groups launched
Three groups underway. Still openings to join 'Collections care' and 'Display and interpretation'
Hampshire Military Museums Network plans for the future
Strong commitment to shared learning, events and collaboration
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...
Free security and safety risk assessments
Security and safety risk assessments are being offered free of charge by Securitas Security Services for the arts and leisure sector. The security scans could be of use to museums looking to increase...
ACE director of museums visits the Isle of Wight
Arts Council England (ACE) director of museums John Orna-Ornstein visited the Hampshire Solent area last week, where he was made very welcome by Trustees, staff and volunteers in...
LAINet news from Clare Barnes: Hampshire Solent museums and the new Primary History curriculum
Clare Barnes, Learning Officer at the Mary Rose Museum and a member of the LAINet (Learning Access and Interpretation Network) steering group, provides an update on what LAINet has...
The Prime Minister’s Holocaust Commission
‘I urge everyone to share their views with me on how the UK should commemorate and educate future generations about the Holocaust’: David Cameron, the Prime Minister. The purpose of the...
Knowledge Exchange Programme 2014 - British Museum seeks partners
The British Museum is looking for new partners for the 2014 Knowledge Exchange programme. They are keen to build on current relationships as well as forging new effective partnerships with...
Partnership investment - open call from Artswork
Artswork, in its role as the South East Bridge organisation (exept the Kent districts of Dartfort, Gravesham, Swale and Medway), is looking to develop and support strategic and...
Islamic Art and Material Culture: Subject Specialist Network
The Subject Specialist Network is now on Facebook and Twitter - please join and help them to spread the word! The hash tag #mapIslam is used for anything related to the mapping project and...
Age Collective – Manifesto for Age Friendly Museums
Age Collective is a partnership project between the British Museum, Glasgow Life (Glasgow Museums), Manchester Museum and National Museums Northern Ireland. The Age Collective Manifesto for Age...
Arts Award in Heritage Organisations 2014 - project funding available
Closing date: 28 April 2014. Artswork, in its role as the South East Bridge in collaboration with the South East Museum Development Programme (SE-MDP) is supporting Arts Award in Heritage...
Add your activities to the Hampshire1914 website
New web form makes promoting your museum's centenary exhibitions and events easy
Coastal Communities - new round of funding
The next round of the Coastal Communities Fund opens in February 2014. The Coastal Communities Fund was set up to support the economic development of UK coastal communities by awarding funding to...
Author's ring on display at Jane Austen's House Museum
Successful fundraising campaign saves ring from export
New British Museum Project: Teaching History with 100 Objects
We have some news about a programme the BM is currently developing. "The project aims to create a set of online resources based on objects to support teachers of the new history curriculum. The...
Next Funding Round for Strategic Arts Programme
Arts Council England is accepting applications to the next round of its Strategic Touring Programme. The Programme provides funding to help people across England have improved access to great art...
'Frontline Kent' Plans for commemorating the First World War Centenary in Kent are coming together
As many of you know, last March the Museum Development Programme in Kent & Medway held a First World War themed networking session (with a follow up held in November). ...
Thank you to all who took part in the Hampshire Solent Museums Open Forum
This week's Hampshire Solent Museums Open Forum drew nearly 50 people to Winchester's Guildhall. After a very thought-provoking keynote from our special guest David Anderson, director general...
Brading Roman Villa develops partnership with the British Museum
New secure gallery space enables loan of important Roman objects
Hampshire Solent training bursary scheme 2013-14 now closed
Bursaries totalling over £12,000 awarded, more than 100 individuals trained
Launch of Arts Award Supporter
‘Arts Award Supporter’ is a way of linking arts, cultural and heritage organisations with young people doing Arts Award. ‘Arts Award Supporters’ are organisations or artists...
Arts Award and the First World War
Over the next four years millions of children and young people will be taking part in projects that commemorate the First World War. Schools and museums, along with arts organisations and...
New Expressions 3 (NE3)
New Expressions 3 (NE3), a national pathfinder project, has just been launched as a collaboration between contemporary visual artists, museums and historic places. NE3 explores, pioneers and...
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...
Hampshire Solent Museums - need assistance to clarify ownership of items in your collection?
Our student volunteering project in partnership with the University of Portsmouth Masters in Corporate Governance and Law can help. Expression of interest deadline 30 January 2014
LAINet working group first meeting in January
Learning, Access and Interpretation Network working group will plan 2014 programme
Kent County Council's Art Investment Fund now open
Kent County Council invests in the arts because it values the contribution Arts and Culture bring to the wellbeing of the county and its potential to grow the Kent economy. It is recognised...
Calling all Kent Coastal Towns - contribute to Screen South's World War 1 website
Screen South are the successful recipients of a Heritage Lottery Fund grant to develop a website to promote the history and events across 19 coastal towns in Kent. The website will contain location...
'Frontline Kent' - share your First World War plans with the nation
The Kent & Medway Museum Development Programme has been working with Visit Kent, Culture24 and the Imperial War Museum to devise a 'one stop' events form to capture all your plans for the...
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!
Improve your energy efficiency!
Hampshire Solent environmental sustainability project: intensive support package
Can you help BBC South East Today?
BBC South East Today reporter, Sara Smith, is working on their coverage to mark 100 years since the start of WWI - and wants to hear from you. Sara is currently putting together a short piece on...
Call to Action: Share and update the Kent & Medway FWW timeline
Rob Illingworth, Service Development Librarian - Local History, from KCC Libraries, Registration and Archives, and his team of volunteers have been busily researching the archives to find...
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.
Successful networking at FWW in Kent & Medway update session
The Museum Development Programme for Kent & Medway held a successful First World War update session at the Royal Engineers Museum, Library & Archive on Monday 4th November. The session was...
Museums Association Conference & Exhibition 2013: Hampshire Solent In-Train Networking Special
Make the most of conference - build local connections before you even arrive
Museum Learning - Call for proposals
The Artswork Bridge would like to invest in partnerships between the cultural sector and schools that can help change the pattern of school engagement with museum learning and ensure that...
New rounds of ACE funding now open
Arts Council England have launched new rounds of funding for Renaissance Strategic Support Fund & Designation Development Fund
Military museums' First World War interactives collaboration
AMOT museums collaborating to create First World War interactives
Cheap Software for Charities
The Charity Technology Trust (CTT), in partnership with the not-for-profit technology capacity building organisation TechSoup, offers eligible UK-based charities the opportunity to buy at...
The future for museum learning
An Arts Council (ACE)-commissioned report, The Future of Museum Learning for Children & Young People, shows how creating effective partnerships will be important for young people’s learning...
Arts Award resources for ‘Discover and Explore’ from Trinity College London
Trinity College, the assessing organisation for Arts Award, are delighted to see an increasing number of museums and heritage organisations offering Arts Award. New resources are available to support...
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...
British Council study tour to Brazil: an invitation to join
As part of the ‘Transform’ programme, which aims to develop the artistic dialogue between the UK and Brazil, the British Council will be running a study tour to Brazil from 26 October to...
Arts Council England to combine key goals for museums, libraries and the arts
ACE is to combine its key goals for museums, libraries and the arts into one document this autumn, in time for the council’s next round of investment in 2015-18, which opens for applications in...
An exciting opportunity for museums in Swale & Medway
The Creative People and Places (CPP) programme (see: http://creativepeopleplace.info/) and the University of Kent are working together with a group of Music and Performance students at the university...
Potential ‘Voices of the First World War’ book for Kent
Do you know someone who is researching and writing the history of the First World War in your local area? If so, then this may be a great opportunity for them to contribute to a county-wide...
Sign up to the ‘FWW in Kent & Medway’ mailing list
In March, about 60 people from a variety of organisations, came together to start discussing their ideas for First World War Commemorations. Since then, we have established a Steering Group, 3...
£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...
New Arts Council England funding streams
Arts Council England has announced that applications are now open for four funding streams, likely to be worth more than £15m. The funding is intended for cultural organisations, libraries and...
ACE Strategic Touring Programme
The Arts Council funded Strategic touring programme is seeking applications from museums. The aim of the programme is for people across England having improved access to great art visiting their...
Are you an Industrial Heritage site? Ian Bapty has been employed as Industrial Heritage Support Officer based at Ironbridge Gorge Museums Trust and will be providing information and support for...
The National Heritage Landmarks Partnership Scheme
AIM, the Association of Independent Museums, has announced the opening of the Year 2 Applications. AIM entered into a 3 year funding partnership with Biffa Award which will provide a £1.5m...
Call for Papers: Digital Learning in Museums, Oxford University Museums & Digital Learning Network Conference
Share your experiences on digital in terms of learning strategies and sustainability at this partnership conference!
Touring Exhibitions Group Marketplace, Birmingham
Join colleagues nationwide at the TEG Marketplace and Pre-Marketplace Seminar for one or two days of networking and inspiration at the UK’s principal touring and partnership exhibitions networking event
Financial Strategy & Governance Workshop
All museum trustees are jointly responsible for their charity – its’ financial activity and charitable compliance. This is the first free workshop being run by South East Museums Development Partnership to help museum trustees feel confident
Review and Recruitment for Your Museum Trustee Board
Getting the right people on your board can be a challenge for many small and medium-sized museums and charities. This workshop will help you face that challenge, to ensure you have the right people on your board now and in the future