News & Opportunities

Here you will find all the latest news and opportunities from around the region and nationally. Just click on the 'show tags' button on the left under the calendar to filter the information to your requirements.

Security Review 'sharing day'

Accredited museums must obtain expert and objective security advice for collections at least every five years and plan to implement any recommendations.  We are interested to find out if there are museums in west Kent who are due a review of their security arrangements and would benefit from a 'sharing day' with a consultant security advisor to help meet the Accreditation requirement. Please contact joanna.low@brighton-hove.gov.uk to register your interest.

Arts Council announces two strategic programmes

The Arts Council has announced two major strategic programmes:

Research Grants Programme: aims to provide opportunities for the arts sector to engage in collaborative research to explore in depth the impact that arts and culture can have on the cultural, social, educational and economic landscape. - See more!

Two new International funds: International Showcasing and Re:Imagine India. Over 2015-18, the Arts Council will invest £18 million in cultural export and exchange, promoting the best of English arts and culture overseas and bringing outstanding work from abroad to English audiences. The funds now open are:

  • The £1.5 million Re:Imagine India fund – part of the Re:Imagine Arts programme led by the British Council - will help artists and organisations gain experience and build networks, in England and India, as we approach the 70th anniversary of Indian independence in 2017. See more.
  • The £4.5 million International Showcasing fund will invest between £50,000 and £300,000 in market development proposals from experienced curators, producers or brokers wishing to present work to a wide variety of international promoters to develop the international exports market in England.