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Job Opportunity: Social Media Manager, Culture24
Culture24 are looking for a Social Media Manager, experienced and confident throughout the paid social process to help launch London’s newest cultural festival.
Job Opportunity: Marketing Coordinator, Culture24
Culture24 are looking for an audience orientated marketer with an up to the minute knowledge of digital media to run their primary communication to launch London’s newest cultural festival.
Hampshire Cultural Trust visit the House of Lords for round table discussion on Arts, Health and Wellbeing
Charlotte Slinger, Community Projects Manager for Hampshire Cultural Trust, was invited to the House of Lords on Monday 25 February, along with Helen Dove from partner organisation Hampshire Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services
Can the University of Brighton help your organisation with consultancy/research resources?
The University of Brighton, the Brighton Business School now has a module that aims to help final year students develop their employability and consultancy skills through the completion of a business/consultancy project.
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?
'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.
20 Years of the Treasure Act
2017 marks the 20th Anniversary of the Treasure Act, and also the advent of the Portable Antiquities Scheme (PAS). Although the Act was passed in 1996 it did not commence until 24 September 1997; it applies to archaeological finds fulfilling the definitio
Join The British Museum in marking the 20th anniversary of the Treasure Act
The British Museum’s Portable Antiquities Scheme is encouraging museums in England, Wales and Northern Ireland to mark the 20 year anniversary of the Treasure Act by celebrating a ‘summer season of Treasure’ in 2017
RelevantNow: PR support, free for charities
Create your own media list, get help writing a release/social media post, and then distribute it fast and easily.
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.
Help improve SPECTRUM: the UK Collection Management Standard
The Collections Trust is consulting widely to check that SPECTRUM: the UK Collection Management Standard still meets the needs of museums large and small. This will inform the next revision, SPECTRUM 5.0, to be published in 2017.
New research from VisitBritain: Role of social media in engaging international audiences
VisitBritain have released a new research report looking at the Role of Social Media in the Context of Holidays. The study focuses on four markets: the USA, India, Germany, South Korea and Germany and looks at how these populations use social media when p
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.
Culture24 crowdfunder - VanGoYourself
Culture24 has launched a new crowdfunding campaign for VanGoYourself (VanGoYourself.com), which allows people to recreate paintings with their friends which they then share on social media. The aim is to spread the word about VanGoYourself and the value o
How was Museums at Night for you?
Culture24 would love to know what your experience of Museums at Night has been like.
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
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
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.
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
Contribute to the Social History Curators Group conference 2015
Plans are afoot for the Social History Curators Group (SHCG) next annual conference in 2015! The group will be visiting The Silk Mill, part of Derby Museums, and the Millennium Gallery...
Our Future is in the Making: An Education Manifesto for Craft and Making
The Crafts Council has launched a national Education Manifesto for Craft and Making. It’s begun well, with this letter in the Times; please follow the link (or read below) for further details,...
Culture Grid - Collections Trust seeks views and ideas
Culture Grid is the UK aggregator for content from museums, archives and libraries. 2014 marks the 8th Birthday of the Culture Grid, and the Collections Trust are carrying out a review of the...
Foundation Course: Museum Learning - GEM
The course is intended for those in their first year or so of their museum education career; or for those already working in a different part of the heritage sector but wishing to take up an...
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...
Digital Narratives workshop 2: in five words, it was inspiring, intriguing, busy, warm and fun
Second project workshop builds capacity to run storytelling campaigns on social media, using five words, five sentences technique
UK Disability History Month
UK Disability History Month runs each year - this year it will take place from 22 November - 22 December. The aim is to get disability history heard, seen, accepted and celebrated in the...
Hampshire Solent 'Digital Narratives' project update
Put Monday 7 April 2014 in your diary if you'd like to be involved! We're delighted to announce that further to our request for proposals, Dhyaan Design have been appointed as providers...
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
Job Opportunity: Digital Programmes Coordinator, Culture24
We are looking for a part-time Digital Programmes Coordinator to support us in the delivery of a highly successful and innovative range of sector-facing programmes, services and products.
Job Opportunity: Digital Programmes Manager, Culture24
Culture24 are looking for a full-time Digital Programmes Manager to manage and deliver a highly successful and innovative range of sector-facing programmes, services and products.
The Royal Sussex County Hospital Heritage Project
As part of their National Lottery Heritage Funded project, Royal Sussex County Hospital: A People’s History from 1828, The Royal Sussex County Hospital are looking for volunteers to support the project.
OF/BY/FOR ALL Release Community Issue Exhibition Toolkit
OF/BY/FOR ALL are proud to present this toolkit to all who are interested in launching a project that ignites community action around a specific local issue.
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
Nesta launch 'Amplified'
Nesta are offering £10,000 of grant funding to cultural and creative organisations to develop digital ideas
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!
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.
Better Community Business Network grant initiative Term 3 deadline: August 21st 2017
Launched in September 2014, BCBN’s Grant Initiative aims to provide small third-sector grant awards to empower charities and local community projects.
Nesta Arts Impact fund available
The Arts Impact Fund brings together public, private and charitable funding to demonstrate the potential and impact of social investment in the arts
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
Study conservation at West Dean College
West Dean College is part of The Edward James Foundation, a charitable trust which was set up to promote education in conservation and creative arts
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
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.
MA Transformers 2017-18 applications now open
If you have an idea and want to influence change in museums and for yourself then Transformers could be for you!
The Big Draw invites you to get involved in this national campaign!
Find out how museums can take part in the world's largest celebration of drawing!
European Museum Academy Awards deadline extended to 1 December 2016
Awards honoring contemporary European history, its scientific, industrial and social heritage, and great, diverse learning opportunities.
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.
Grants update from Hampshire and Isle of Wight Community Foundation
New fund offers grants of £10,000 to £30,000 to organisations working in the Solent LEP area to enable individuals with complex barriers to move closer or into employment - plus other funds open
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...
Government launches strategy to help ensure the arts, culture and heritage are open to all
Ed Vaizey announces the Culture White Paper, which is the first strategy for arts and culture in more than 50 years.
Kent Community Foundation - Elderly & Vulnerable Adults Themed Fund
Grants of up to £5,000 (£7,500 in exceptional circumstances) are available for local projects that address the challenges faced by elderly and other vulnerable adults, supporting people to stay well, healthy and independent and, most importantly, co
Manchester Institute for Collaborative Research on Ageing
In a unique project where older people were trained as co-researchers to look into the ‘age-friendliness’ of cities, sociologists from The University of Manchester have found social inclusion to be the secret to ageing well – while age
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.
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
The Museums Association members meeting comes to Brighton
On Thursday 14th January 2016, Museum Association members were invited to join MA colleagues at the Royal Pavilion in Brighton. Simon Stephens, the MA's Head of Publications and Events, welcomed members before President of the MA, David Fleming (Director
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.
Culture24 announces the Connect! artists for 2016
Your museum, gallery or heritage site could take part in the "Connect!" competition to win one of these artists and a £3000 bursary towards your Museums at Night event. The deadline to complete the Connect! application form is Friday 11 March 2016.
Kent County Council - Combined Members Grants
In 2015/16, each Kent County Council Member has £25,000 to allocate for community grants. These grants can support a lot of different activities.
Paul Hamlyn Foundation Arts-based Learning Fund
Grants are available for charities, community or-ganisations, social enterprises and not-for-profit companies active in the arts and working in part-nership with educational institutions.
Postcode Community Trust Grants available for applications in January 2016
Grants from £500 to £20,000 are available to grassroots organisations, registered charities and to non-profit community businesses in England for projects that help to regenerate communities.
Free training to build on Volunteer Engagement
From January to March 2016 Tickbox are providing free support and training to a limited number of orgnanisations to create or build on their Volunteer Engagement. This is part of a Volunteer Makers pilot project to prove demand for Volunteer Makers befor
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
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
The Museums Association launches its Cuts Survey 2015
The Museums Association (MA) has launched the Cuts Survey 2015, its fifth annual evaluation of the health of museums across the UK.
Take part in our annual museum survey
We need museums to help us gather evidence to demonstrate the importance of museums both locally and regionally, to funders and stakeholders. Complete your survey now!
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Hampshire Big Theme 2017: Jane Austen. Get involved!
There are numerous ways to celebrate Austen’s life and writing, describing the life of people in Georgian and Regency Hampshire, and in subjects covered in her books, such as the Navy, the Church, music and dancing, food and transport!
Haslemere Museum volunteers awarded Queen's Award for Voluntary Service
Haslemere Educational Museum wins another award.
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.
LAINet news from Eileen Clegg: planning the future programme
News update from the Hampshire Solent museums Learning, Access and Interpretation Network. Get involved!
Pioneering investment fund brings social finance to the Arts and Museums
£7million Arts Impact Fund brings together public, private and philanthropic investment - new funding model will bring social investment to the Arts
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.
Museums Association's Transformers programme now open for applications
The Museums Association (MA) is encouraging applications to the second year of its Transformers programme, funded by Arts Council England, which supports participants to work with their peers to test out ideas to make their organisation more resilient.
The People's Postcode Trust - Small Grants Programme Open to Applications in the South of England
Grants range from £500 to £20,000 for organisations South East England (Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, East Sussex, Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Kent, Oxfordshire, Surrey and West Sussex).
South East Museum Development Programme launch this year's Annual Return data collection
This year, we have teamed up with other Museum Development providers in England, adopting a shared approach that will help demonstrate, and prove, the social and economic importance of museums both locally and regionally, to funders and stakeholders.
Object identification resources - available to borrow for free!
The SSN Social History Curators Group (SHCG) has designed a series of resources, Object Lessons, to help develop skills and confidence in identifying and caring for core materials found in social...
The Warwick Commission's final report: Enriching Britain: Culture, Creativity and Growth
The Warwick Commission's final report: Enriching Britain: Culture, Creativity and Growth was launched this week. The report is the result of a one-year investigation undertaken by a diverse group...
‘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.
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
AIM Advocacy Toolkit: Evidencing Social and Environmental Impacts of Museums
AIM has published a new Advocacy Impact Toolkit to support museums of all types in making their own cases for the many ways in which they benefit the public, their communities and society. The...
Arts Council announces two strategic programmes
The Arts Council has announced two major strategic programmes: Research Grants Programme to provide opportunities for the arts sector to engage in collaborative research and International Showcasing and Re:Imagine India promoting the best of English art.
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
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....
In a spin: new guidance launched to help archives
The National Archives has launched new guidance designed to help the archive sector make informed decisions about the future of their archive services and collections. In recent years, the trend...
Training in reminiscence arts in dementia care
2-day training course and 4-month traineeship in reminiscence arts in dementia care
Measuring Up and the Inspiring Impact Hub
Two recently launched free online impact-measurement tools for voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector organisations are estimated to save the sector more than...
Fareham Museum wins 'Safer Place' award
Does your museum maximise its social impact by offering a warm welcome to vulnerable people? The 'Safer Places' scheme aims to provide vulnerable people, and particularly those...
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...
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...
Social Enterprise Tax Relief Scheme
The new Social Enterprise Tax Relief scheme comes into force in July, designed to encourage individuals to support social enterprises and help social enterprises access new sources of...
AIM's new toolkit - can you help?
AIM has appointed DC Research to expand the successful and much-used AIM Economic Impact Toolkit (see under More AIM below) to include social and environmental questions. Supported by Arts Council...
SPECTRUM Housing Group community fund
SPECTRUM Housing Group is inviting community organisations that benefit neighbourhoods across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight to apply for a share of a £75,000 fund. Charities, not-for-profit...
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...
Comic Relief Local Communities Programme - Hampshire and Isle of Wight
Funding to address economic and social deprivation.
Be part of the 'Time Travelling on the Isle of Wight' tourism campaign
Important information for Isle of Wight museums about Visit Isle of Wight’s summer campaign from David Thornton, CEO of Visit Isle of Wight LTD. Deadline to respond Tuesday 20 May 2014
Leadership & Management (Heritage) Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert) - Worcester University
Worcester University have developed a new post graduate heritage course for those wishing to work in heritage but also develop management skills - it's designed so students can continue with an...
Petersfield Museum HLF bid success
Petersfield Museum has received £100,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for an exciting project to understand and conserve the prehistoric barrow cemetery on Petersfield Heath. Led by a...
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...
Useful funding digests for Hampshire Solent museums
Online signposting to help you find the funding your project needs
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...
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…
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...
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...
Thomas Wall Trust Grants
Grants of up to £1,000 for registered charities undertaking educational or social welfare projects in the UK. Next deadline: 30th September 2013. For more information visit the...
£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.