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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 resilient museums sector.

The 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 their mission (see below): supporting a step change for the museums sector by enabling museums to become more sustainable and resilient businesses.

3. The arts, museums and libraries are resilient and environmentally sustainable

4. The leadership and workforce in the arts, museums and libraries are diverse and appropriately skilled

The fund will focus on any gaps (geographical or otherwise) or development opportunities across the sector, recognising that excellence and the potential for excellence can be found in museums of all sizes.

A budget of £10million is available for 2015/16, with indicative budgets for 2016/17 and 2017/18 remaining at that level.

The closing date for applications is 5pm on Thursday, 6th November.

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