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Job Opportunity: Operations Manager, Portsmouth
This is an exciting opportunity for an individual who is currently employed within a management role to support the General Manager
Arts Council England (ACE) Free Toolkit: Self-Evaluation
ACE have produced a free toolkit for self-evaluation!
ACE “What is Resilience Anyway?”
Arts Council England commissioned Golant Media and The Audience Agency to carry out research seeking answers to three questions.
South East Museum Development receives new round of Arts Council Funding until 2022
Museum Development is delighted to announce it's contiuned support to museums across the South East of England!
Applications open for Future Proof Museums 3
Future Proof Museums is an intensive development programme proven to facilitate transformational change and significantly improve the resilience of museums across England.
ABTEM Larger & Working Objects Guidelines – Call For Interested Parties
The Association of British Transport & Engineering Museums (ABTEM) has recently appointed the International Railway Heritage Consultancy (IRHC) to work with them to produce new guidelines for museums and private collectors with larger and working obje
MA launch its ‘Mentoring for All’ scheme
Mentoring for All is a pilot mentoring scheme that will run across England and Scotland from June to November 2017.
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
Arts Marketing Association's Future Proof Museums
You are invited to apply for a place on the AMA’s intensive strategic change programme for museums. Apply by 24th November 2016
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.
£10 million Community Business Fund re-opens for applications
Open until 31 August awarding grants between £50,000 and £300,000 to help existing community businesses implement projects to make them more sustainable.
Arts Council England announce new funding approach
Arts Council England stakeholders shape new funding for arts and culture sector
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: Culture, Health and Wellbeing International Conference in Bristol June 2017
Showcase inspirational practice, policy and the latest research in culture and arts in health and wellbeing. Deadline for submissions of abstracts 20 November 2016.
ACE announce further funding to help South East museums
Major loans to smaller museums across the South East could be set for a boost with the opening of round two of our Ready to Borrow scheme.
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.
First look at the Annual Return survey for 2014-15
Background to the South East Museums Annual Return, where it came from, how it was developed, and read a summary of 2014-15 feedback.
Online tool to help VCSEs improve performance
The Cabinet Office, supported by the Big Lottery Fund is launching an online tool aimed at helping voluntary, community, and social enterprise organisations improve their performance and sustainability.
ACE re-opens the Museum Resilience Fund
On 14 January 2016, Arts Council England (ACE) have re-opened its popular Museum Resilience Fund (MRF) scheme. The funding is designed to help museums face challenging times by increasing their resilience and sustainability.
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.
Arts Council's Museum Resilience Fund now open
The Museum resilience fund addresses the priorities set out in our mission, Great art and culture for everyone, particularly linked to Goals 3 and 4 of our mission: supporting a step change for the museums sector by enabling museums to become more sustain
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...
Legal changes will affect charitable companies
The Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 (the Act) which passed into law on 26 March 2015 makes some material changes to UK company law which will impact on companies of all sizes, including charitable companies.
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
ACE publishes independent report into funding of local authority museums
Earlier this month, Arts Council England published new research into the economic resilience of local authority museums. The independent report by TBR explores the challenges faced by museums across England following reductions to local authority funding
Share your ideas for a new cultural programme
News from the DCMS blog, authored by Ed Vaizey, invites you to share your ideas and support the White Paper.
HeadStart Kent, 'Pay if Forward' grant opportunity
Kent County Council has been piloting a project over the last year called HeadStart which has been funded by the Big Lottery. The project is designed to help equip young people to deal better with difficult circumstances in their lives and build resilienc
The Arts Marketing Association (AMA) announces museums selected for resilience programme
Future Proof Museums is a national project being developed by the AMA (Arts Marketing Association) funded by Arts Council England’s Museums Resilience grant. The programme is designed to significantly improve the resilience of museums across Englan
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.
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.
Future Proof Museums
Museums of all types and sizes are invited to join this intensive change programme designed to significantly improve resilience. This programme is offered to 20 museums by Arts Marketing Association and funded by Arts Council England. Apply by 6th July.
Arts Council England's Large Capital Grants fund is open to applicants
Art Council's Capital investment programme supports organisations to develop resilience by giving them the right buildings and equipment to deliver their work, and to become more sustainable and resilient businesses.
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.
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
Touring Exhibitions Group awarded Arts Council England funding for 'Economics of Touring Exhibitions: Models for Practice' research and training programme
The Touring Exhibitions Group (TEG) will receive a £40,000 investment from Arts Council England’s Museum Resilience Fund, to support the delivery of a two-year research and training programme that will explore the economics of touring. Support f
Winning applicants receive £17.5m from Arts Council England
Arts Council England has announced the successful applicants in the first round of its Museum Resilience funding. It has awarded £17.5m to 108 organisations from across England, with the...
Good news for South East museums receiving Arts Council Resilience Funding
Today, Arts Council England announced the 108 organisations who were successful in applying to the first round of the Resilience Fund. These organisations are set to receive a total of over £17.5 million of investment between them.
Open for applications: Museums & Resilient Leadership Programme 2015 – 2016
A unique course designed to develop you as a new kind of leading museum professional.
Diversity and the Creative Case, from Arts Council England
On Monday 8 December 2014, the Chair of Arts Council England, Sir Peter Bazalgette, gave a momentous speech during an event at Sadler's Wells signalling a ‘fundamental...
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...
Arts Council England Museum Resilience Fund Now Open!
Arts Council England is the development organisation for English regional museums. At a challenging time for funding in the sector, the focus of our approach for 2015-18 is on building a more...
ACE's Museum Resilience Fund, 2015-18 has been launched
The new Museum Resilience Fund addresses the priorities set out in their mission, Great art and culture for everyone, particularly linked to Goals 3 and 4 of the mission: supporting a step...
Enter the Museums + Heritage Awards 2015
The Museums + Heritage Awards 2015 are now open for entry! Download your copy of the entry criteria and be sure to submit your projects in time for the closing date of Friday 30 January....
Clore Short Course - applications now open
Short Courses offer the opportunity for ambitious and creative individuals to undergo a two-week intensive residential training course to help develop the knowledge and skills required by...
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...
Mary Rose Museum: Finalist for the Art Fund Prize for Museum of the Year 2014
The new Mary Rose Museum that opened 31 May 2013 at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, is one of six finalists selected for the Art Fund Prize for Museum of the Year 2014. This prestigious award celebrates the achievements of the best UK museums and galleries
Hampshire Solent training bursary scheme 2013-14 now closed
Bursaries totalling over £12,000 awarded, more than 100 individuals trained
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...
Power to Change programme: Big Lottery Fund
On 6th December the Big Lottery Fund announced their new £150m Power to Change initiative to support the development of sustainable community-led enterprises across England. It will be...
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard - best Large Visitor Attraction
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard has been awarded Gold for Large Visitor Attraction of the Year at the Beautiful South's Awards for Excellence 2013-2014
Advocacy Toolkit from ACE
Arts Council England are asking for help in making the case for public subsidy for arts and culture - by signposting you to their advocacy toolkit. The toolkit is a one-stop shop for useful...
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 rounds of ACE funding now open
Arts Council England have launched new rounds of funding for Renaissance Strategic Support Fund & Designation Development Fund
Energy efficiency audits and grants for East Sussex businesses
Energy Efficiency East Sussex is a two year programme, funded by East Sussex County Council, designed to help businesses in the county improve the energy efficiency of their premises and reduce...
Renaissance Strategic Support Fund: Round 3
Arts Council England will be launching Round 3 of the Renaissance Strategic Support Fund on 3 October 2013. A one-year programme is planned, and funding can be requested for activities taking place...
Changes in Accreditation: An update from Samuel Rowlands, (Accreditation Manager)
After a detailed review of the implementation of the revised Accreditation Standard and consideration of feedback received, changes are being implemented to the Accreditation returns programme. These...
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...
Google offers free products and advertising for UK charities
Google has launched a new initiative to provide nonprofit organisations in the UK with free products, including up to £6,600 a month in advertising credit and free access to Google Apps....
Experience History - New website promoting museums
Have you listed your museum on Experience History yet? Not only does this site promote museums, it also welcomes articles from professionals within the sector To get involved, email...
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...