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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
Society for Museum Archaeology Resources and Training Project (SMART)
The Society for Museum Archaeology (SMA) has secured £49,413 from Arts Council England and will deliver a workshop and pilot mentoring programme in the South East.
Save the Date! Museum Hour by South East Museum Development (Monday 26 November at 8pm)
Our very own Samantha Bowen, MDO for Kent & Medway, will be running a Museum Hour on Twitter on all things SEND and Museums.
School of the Wild - Special Offer 10% off for Museums
School of the Wild is one of the South East's leading nature connection schools.
Study Day - St Albans Museum and Gallery
Join the South and East Museums Federation to explore the newly opened St Albans Museum and Gallery.
Special Schools and Museum Toolkit
South East Museum Development are proud to launch a practical guide to accessible and inclusive museum experiences for special schools and SEND families
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!
Free conservation equipment & environmental monitoring equipment available now for South East Museums
South East Museum Development has conservation equipment to loan and materials available for free! Only for South East Museums!
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.
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?
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.
Hampshire Big Theme 2018: Creative Genius - ideas, innovation and industry that changed the world. Get involved!
You don't have to be in Hampshire to have collections relevant to the county's contribution to scientific, technological and industrial innovation. What stories can your museum tell?
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!
'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.
Investment opportunity for Museums and Heritage organisations to develop, deliver and embed Arts Award
Artswork, the South East Bridge, is seeking responses from Museum and Heritage organisations to bid for up to £2500
Free elearning course: 'What is an EU project?'
Now's the time to make the most of the European funding opportunities still available. Find out how, with this free online learning module.
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.
'Larders not Cakes and thoughts on museums in an uncertain world'
A brief summary of the keynote speech by Ken Robinson CBE at Hampshire Solent Open Forum 2017
ICOMOS-UK’s Intangible Cultural Heritage Committee secures ACE funding for its innovative project- ‘Exploring Intangible Cultural Heritage in Museum Contexts’
Selected South East Museums will benefit from ACE funded project looking at the intangible benefits of collections
Your Opportunity to join Hampshire Solent Advisory Panel
If you have 5 years current experience of working in museums either as a member of staff, volunteer or Trustee, then this is a great chance to join us as we discuss Museum Development projects and impact throughout Hampshire Solent.
Promote your museum as a location at Film Expo South 2017
Raise your museum's profile as a film location at the South's premier filmmaking event
Largest national programme on Future of Volunteering for museums launches
A two-year Arts Council England-funded programme to help museums attract the next generation of volunteers is launching with two regional seminars in London and the North West in January.
Opportunity from Artswork - Arts Award Growth in Museums, and Heritage Organisations
Bids sought from museum and heritage organisations for up to £2500 to extend and embed the delivery of Discover or Explore Arts Award in the SE region. Deadline 10 February 2017
South of England Museums and Mentoring Conference 2017 - open for booking
Join us at the third South of England Museums and Mentoring Conference, jointly with SWMDP, Inspiring a Culture of Philanthropy, Museums Association and Collections Trust.
Connecting with Culture
List your museum so simple way for schools and children & young people’s organisations can connect with you!
Museum mentors! Help shape our 2017 mentor CPD event
Please complete our short survey by 10 October to make sure the CPD offered meets your needs. Conference coming up in February 2017!
Horniman offers free loans to South East Museums
Object in Focus: Free short-term loans from the Horniman Museum & Gardens
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.
Opportunity to share your story as part of Royal Holloway University's 'Citizens' project
Does your museum, archive or historical society celebrate a local hero who championed liberty, justice or democracy? Is your town or village associated with a key event, movement or figure in a wider struggle for rights? If so, then Royal Holloway Univer
Sharing learning from Share Academy: The Future of Collaboration II
Disseminating learning about museum:university partnerships.
Where can I find European partners for my museum's international work?
Tools and resources to help you connect
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
The 'Mentoring and Museums' Conference is back!
Calling all mentors! Join us in Salisbury on 25 February 2016 to diversify your skillset to support you and your mentees, network with other mentors and exchange good practice methods.
'How I See It' DVD winging its way to your museum
Keep an eye on your post in the next week as you’ll soon be receiving a copy of the How I See It DVD - A film made by teenagers about what they want to see in a museum visit. In their own words, hear is what the teens thought of the project.
Visitor Finder merges with free Audience Finder database
Introductory scheme 'Visitor Finder' comes to an end in March 2016 and is now closed to new applicants. Museum can still join the broader Audience Finder programme free.
Islamic Art & Material Culture SSN Specialist Support Scheme
This scheme aims to provide regional museums with a toolkit to help them unlock the potential of their collections of Islamic art and material culture, using them to engage with new and diverse audiences.
ArtsCard: the UK’s first employee benefits scheme for arts & culture
Managed by Creative United, ArtsCard are looking for arts and culture providers that want to increase earned income by encouraging a new diverse range of audiences who to date have not engaged with their programme.
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!
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.
HLF 'First World War: Then And Now' funding strand
The First World War affected millions across the globe and shaped the world we live in. The Centenary is a chance to understand the war better, uncover its stories and explore what it means to us today.
South East museum people recognised in Queen's Birthday Honours
Kate Arnold-Foster from Reading University, Jenny Kilbride-Roberts of Ditchling Museum of Art and Craft, Perdita Hunt, Director of Watts Gallery and Vicky Dawson of South West Fed amongst those honoured.
Strong showing by South East museums in Telegraph Family Friendly Museum Awards longlist
Four of 20 longlisted museums are from the South East region: Diving Museum, Gosport, Hampshire; Haslemere Educational Museum, Surrey; Milton Keynes Museum; River & Rowing Museum, Henley on Thames, Oxfordshire.
Changes to Accreditation advice and support mechanisms
Arts Council England is making changes to the way Accreditation advice and support are delivered to museums across England, and we are delighted to announce that museums in the South East region will...
LAINet news from Eileen Clegg: planning the future programme
News update from the Hampshire Solent museums Learning, Access and Interpretation Network. Get involved!
Mary Rose Museum raising profile at home and abroad
We're delighted to announce that Dr Eleanor Schofield, conservation manager at the Mary Rose Museum and coordinator of the South Region Conservation Network, has been chosen as one of...
Funded places for Hampshire Solent museums at AIM conference 2015
UPDATE 17 April 2015: All five funded places have been allocated. Conference tickets are still available from AIM. The museums sector is vibrant and well-networked, with a variety of membership bodies providing high quality conferences, seminars and train
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.
Opportunity for Kent & Medway museums to participate in a new family friendly passport scheme
'The Wheels of Time' is the working title for the new family and children's passport scheme to encourage more visitors to your museum.
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
Museum + Heritage Awards - vote for Haslemere Museum
Vote for the only museum in the south east to be shortlisted!
Shortlist announced for Museums + Heritage Awards 2015
The hundreds of entries have been discussed, debated and deliberated by the M+H judging panel and the shortlist is now available to view!
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.
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.
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.
Welcome to Excellence - customer service training for employees and volunteers
Welcome to Excellence is a suite of high impact nationally available courses covering a range of customer service topics.
Art Fund Prize - Museum of the Year 2015 Open to Entries
The purpose of The Art Fund Prize (formerly the Gulbenkian Prize) for museums and galleries is to recognise and stimulate originality and excellence in museums and galleries in the UK, and increase public appreciation and enjoyment of all they have to off
South East museums' resounding success at Beautiful South awards
It was a fantastic night for South East museums at Tourism South East's Beautiful South Awards for Excellence last week. The Mary Rose Museum,...
Museums find out how to fund work with disadvantage young people
Last week, four Hampshire Solent museums joined other arts organisations at a fundraising seminar and networking lunch focusing on how to fund work with disadvantaged young people. When applying for...
Accreditation Update - November 2014
There is a revised Accreditation form now live on the Arts Council England’s application portal for both new and returning applicants. They have designed it around changes...
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.
Time is running out to apply for a Hampshire Solent Museum Development Training Bursary
There’s a wealth of relevant, high quality development opportunities out there for museum staff, trustees and volunteers. Just take a look at the training calendar section for a taster,...
Collecting Cultures: success for two museums in the South East!
The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) has announced a £5 m funding package to a range of museums, libraries and archives across the UK. Through HLF’s Collecting Cultures programme, 23...
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...
South East Museum Development Programme receive ACE grant
It was announced today (Thursday 25th September 2014) that the South East Museum Development Programme, led by the Royal Pavilion & Museums, has been awarded one of 9 museum development grants...
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...
Open seats at Hampshire Solent Museum Development Advisory Panel meeting 8 October 2014
The next meeting of the Advisory Panel takes place on the morning of 8 October in Portsmouth.
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...
Object in Focus: Free short-term loans from the Horniman Museum & Gardens
'Object in Focus' is a project funded by Arts Council England to proactively loan out objects to museums and non-museum venues. Its aim is to increase access to the Horniman's stored...
South & East Museum Federation AGM Update
Cambridge Study day — New Audiences, New Developments (Museum of Cambridge, Kettles Yard and the Cambridge Museum of Technology) Coming to the AGM? – Enough for many people to make their...
New Museums Association rep for the South East
We are delighted to hear that Janita Bagshawe, Director of the Royal Pavilion and Museums, is now the Museums Association representative for the South East. A note from Janita:...
Sharing good practice in Kent & Medway through Museum2Museum sessions
Opportunities to hear from your fellow museum colleagues from across the county.
Arts Council England Investment Announcement 2015-18
Today Arts Council England announced details of their investment plans for the next three years. This includes new National portfolio of arts organisations and museums. Two Major Partner Museums...
Open seats at Hampshire Solent Museum Development Advisory Panel meeting 8 October 2014
The work of the Museum Development team in the Hampshire Solent are is informed and guided by an Advisory Panel of individuals drawn from the local museum community. You can find out more about the...
University of Kent launches 'Gateways to the First World War' and want to hear from you
'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....
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...
Accreditation Update, May 2014
Updated guidance documents and CDP Template from Elaine Sansom, Accreditation Adviser (London and the South East) A new version of the Disposal Toolkit and additional guidance on financially...
Congratulations to the region's winning museums at the Museums + Heritage Awards
Held in London on the evening of Wendesday 14th May, staff and volunteers from museums across the country and overseas, attended the annual Museums + Heritage Awards. The South East Museum...
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...
New Accreditation technical advice provider announced for South West Museums including Hampshire Solent
The South West Museum Development office, Bristol Museums Galleries and Archives, has been announced as the new provider for the Accreditation technical advice service for museums in the South West,...
Collaborate SE - the SE Network of Museums working with Young People
Lead by Royal Pavilion Museums, Collaborate SE have been successful in securing funding from the SE Bridge to support the development of the Network. The funding will enable the Network to developed...
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...
Hampshire Solent Digital Narratives project - get involved!
Hampshire Solent Digital Narratives project: intensive support package offering new pathways to discover cultural heritage
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...
The South and East Museum Federation announce their Feb-July 2014 programme
The programme includes visits to Letchworth Garden City, Oxford and Cambridge and a chance for you to see interesting developments in our region. These events are free to members. If you would like...
Over £700,000 in grants go to South East museums
£4 million awarded to English museums from DCMS/Wolfson Museums and Galleries Improvement Fund
'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). ...
Accreditation Update, January 2014
From Elaine Sansom, Accreditation Adviser (East) Accreditation numbers (changes December 2012 to November 2013) 1,743 museums are now in the Accreditation Scheme. Some museums have exited the...
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
Improve your energy efficiency!
Hampshire Solent environmental sustainability project: intensive support package
New Islamic Art and Material Culture Subject Specialist Network
A new Subject Specialist Network for museum professionals responsible for collections of Islamic Art and Material Culture has been established, funded by Arts Council England for the first two years....
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...
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...
Museum Mentors event cancelled
We understand that the ACE Accreditation Team are now planning a fuller programme of Museum Mentor support for the new financial year. This means that the SE...
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
Collections Trust Copyright
Collections Trust recently ran some training sessions in the South East on Copyright. You can find out more by checking out the slides from the day.
Collections Trust Documentation Backlogs
Collections Trust recently ran some training sessions in the South East on resolving your documentation backlog. You can find out more by checking out the slides from the day.
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.
How the Diving Museum went to visit Russia
A brief, personal account by Kevin Casey, Museum Trustee at the Diving Museum, about their recent trip to Russia
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.
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.
Learning from the Creative People & Places Programme
The Creative People and Places (CPP) fund focuses on parts of the country where involvement in the arts is significantly below the national average. The aim is to increase the likelihood that people will participate. In the South East, the Swale & Medway
Kent Creative Awards
The event will reward contributions to the cultural world of Kent from individuals and organisations that embrace creativity and will highlight the variety of creative works, projects and events created across the county that add value to local economy an
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
Artswork launch www.connectingwithculture.com
Connectingwithculture.com has been created by Artswork as a simple way for schools and children & young people’s organisations to connect with arts and culture. Artswork’s mission is...
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
An new animated Commissioning Toolkit has been launched
A new animated commissioning toolkit was launched on Tuesday 23rd June at the Gulbenkian Theatre in Canterbury. The event was well attended and received, with over 100 delegates from Kent, London and the South East.
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
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.
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.
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.
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 Region Conservation Network visit to Royal Armouries Fort Nelson
The South Region Conservation Network chose 'Conservation for Military Collections' as the topic of its Spring 2015 meeting on 12 March, which was attended by...
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.
Last chance to book! FREE Heritage Lottery Fund one to one advice sessions
Free one to one advice sessions for potential applicants in Portsmouth, Havant and Gosport at Portsmouth Guildhall. So if you have a project idea – get in touch!
Petersfield Museum purchase historic police station for expanded museum and tourism hub
The Police Station together with the Courthouse, which currently houses the Museum, to create a unique Victorian Justice Heritage Site, in which will be displayed the Museum’s existing collections together with those from Hampshire Constabulary H
Shout out for the value of your heritage!
This year’s Heritage Counts publication is now available and this is your chance to discover the real value of heritage.
Heritage at Risk Register 2014 launched!
6% (887 sites) of England's listed places of worship are at risk from neglect or decay, according to the Heritage at Risk Register 2014 published by English Heritage on 23rd October 2014. The...
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...
South Region Conservation Network news from Karen Wardley: visit to Southampton City Art Gallery and SeaCity Museum
Karen Wardley, Collections Manager (Access and Care) at Southampton City Council Arts and Heritage and a member of the South Region Conservation Network, provides an update on the network's...
Cultural Commissioning Learning Programme
The Cultural Commissioning Learning Programme is helping arts organisations, museums and library services to engage in public service commissioning, win contracts and deliver great outcomes. Phase 1...
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...
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...
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'...
Funding opportunities for museums serving the South Downs National Park
Community Infrastructure Levy available from summer 2015 to support cultural heritage projects
Peer Development Groups launched
Three groups underway. Still openings to join 'Collections care' and 'Display and interpretation'
South East Hampshire HLF Priority Development Area
HLF actively encourage applications from the South East Hampshire area, including the local authorities of Gosport, Havant and Portsmouth - or 'Young Roots' applications from anywhere
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
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...
Accreditation advice for Hampshire Solent museums: new arrangements
The new arrangements for Accreditation advice for Hampshire Solent museums have now been confirmed. The new provider for Accreditation advice for museums in Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Portsmouth and...
Renaissance strategic support funding for Jane Austen's House Museum
Project to develop programming for the low season
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...
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...
Reminiscence Evaluation Toolkit
Since April 2012, Oxford ASPIRE has worked with Banbury Museum as a Delivery Partner on ‘Extending the Reach’, a three year project to expand their existing reminiscence programme across...
Arts Council England announce four new funding opportunities
The announcement coincided with the first major speech of the new Chief Executive as called on Government to back culture and promised a funding shift outside London.
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.
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...