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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.
The Winchester City Council Cultural Innovation grant scheme is open for applications
The scheme is available for festivals, cultural events and art activities taking place in the Winchester District. Emphasis should be on creating new events or for bringing exciting and innovative content to existing projects.
Bursaries available for the ArtFund's 'Art in the Public Realm' workshop
Bursaries available to museums to attend the Art Fund’s Curatorial Practice Workshop, led by Fatos Ustek, will bring together a range of arts and museum professionals to explore current issues facing art in the public realm. Applications are open t
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
Funding for charities to develop an effective web presence
The Transform Foundation has funding available to help charities to develop an effective web presence
How will the new Charities Act affect your Charity?
The Cabinet Office has published a timetable that explains when the different sections of the new Charities Act are going to take effect.
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.
V & A Museum Professional Development Courses
The V & A Learning Academy presents a number of new short courses for the heritage and museum sector
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Call for Papers: Selection, De-selection and Rationalisation
Day conference hosted by CIfA Archaeological Archives Group and including the AAG AGM
NEMO publishes European-wide study on copyright and museums
In light of recent developments in the approaches to copyright on the European level, The Network of European Museum Organisations (NEMO) has recently published a European-wide study on the matter.
Remembering Lord Montagu
Lord Montagu of Beaulieu, who died on 31 August at the age of 88, was a central figure in the changes that took place in Museums, Heritage and Tourism during his lifetime. He was a pioneer of the “Stately Home” business and independent Museum
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.
V&A Innovative Leadership Programme 2015-16
The V&A Innovative Leadership Programme has been helping people develop new skills, new insights and new opportunities for more than a decade. This 10 month programme brings together seminars, workshops, action learning, individual coaching and online lea
AIM launches the 'Hallmarks of Prospering Museums' framework
The Association of Independent Museums (AIM) launched an important new initiative to help museums at its national conference this month. The “AIM Hallmarks of Prospering Museums” is a framework that helps museums and heritage organisations ide
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
Bursaries from AIM and CultureHive on offer for Arts Marketing Association Retreat
AIM and the Arts Marketing Association (AMA) are offering one AIM member a £450 grant towards attending the AMA Marketing Retreat Level 2 on 2-5 March 2015, and a year's free membership of...
Grow: Strategic Audience Development
Take your professional development to the next level! Need an audience development plan? The new CultureHive intensive programme Grow will guide you through the steps of writing and delivering your...
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...
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...
Funding opportunities for museums serving the South Downs National Park
Community Infrastructure Levy available from summer 2015 to support cultural heritage projects
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...
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...
Measuring the Impact of the Arts
How do you measure and evidence the impact of your work? A New Direction, Arts Inform, The Barbican, The Roundhouse The Lyric and The Royal Opera House, alongside London Transport Museum, The...
Free Digital Engagement Framework
Jim Richardson and Jasper Visser have developed a new digital engagement framework which is free to download. The Digital Engagement Framework has been developed to help with the design of...
The Happy Museum Project - publication of Learning and Evaluation Report
The Happy Museum Project have announced the publication of their first major Learning and Evaluation report. One of the principles of Happy Museum is to ‘measure what matters’, and the...
The Happy Museum Project - Invitation to take part in National Wellbeing Research Programme
In 2013 the Happy Museum Project proved that museums make people happy, with evidence analysed by ‘happiness economist’ Daniel Fujiwara of the London School of Economics. It was shown...
From 2014, Creative Europe will replace the MEDIA, MEDIA Mundus and Culture programmes. With a total budget of €1.46 billion (2014 – 2020), Creative Europe represents a budget increase of...
Arts Council England launches updated strategy
Arts Council England has launched a refreshed version of its 10 year strategic plan, Great art and culture for everyone, bringing together its remit for the arts with that for museums and libraries...
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
New National Curriculum for England Published
A new national curriculum for England to be taught in all maintained primary and secondary schools was published last week and will be effective from September 2014. The curriculum contains the...
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...
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...
Creative Employment Programme – Open for Applications
The Creative Employment Programme offers part-wage funding to employers to create new apprenticeship and paid internship opportunities for 16-24 year olds. Funding is open to employers in Music,...
Accessible Interpretation: SMOG testing and Access Advisory Groups
On Monday 2nd September, the Kent & Medway Museum Development Programme ran a training day looking at ‘Accessible Interpretation’, kindly hosted by the Powell-Cotton Museum. ...
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...
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...
Proposed copyright exceptions for museums, libraries and archives
A statement on proposed new copyright exceptions for museums, libraries and archives has been agreed by the whole museum sector and co-ordinated by the National Museums Directors Council for the...
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...
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...
Opportunity to participate in University of Kent's Careers Fair
The University of Kent has kindly offered a free stand at this year's Careers and Employability Fair to museum representatives in Kent & Medway on 5th November 2013. Information about...
ACE film: A Credit to Britain
ACE recently launched A Credit To Britain film (Demonstrating the value of public investment in arts and culture), which can be found on their website ACE have also created an advocacy toolkit which...
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