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Sustainability Project Sharing Day

28th March 2018, Kelmscott Manor, Lechlade, GL7 3HJ

Kelmscott Manor invites museums from around the area to come and find out more about their Arts Council England Resilience funded sustainability project and the Manor's plans, and to hear about what they have learnt.

In a time of political and economic uncertainty and an ever increasing demand on resources, Kelmscott Manor is looking for innovative ways to increase its profile and become more sustainable so that the Manor and its heritage will continue to attract visitors and be maintained for future generations. The day will feature talks about the project and also a talk by a professional fundraiser with a specialism in museums.

Lunch will be provided and a tour of the beautiful property will also be offered. The manor, famed for their cream teas, has been described as an 'utterly beautiful slice of heaven', and this is a day not to be missed! 

Consultancy Opportunity: Isle of Wight Cultural Strategy

In July 2016 a group of seven heritage / cultural organisations from the Isle of Wight were successful with a collaborative bid to the Arts Council of England Museums’ Resilience Fund.

The bid’s stated objective was to “…identify a new, collaborative, fit-for-purpose, business model capable of challenging - and changing - the IW cultural sector’s current ‘direction of travel’.”

At the core of the bid was an undertaking to commission an independent agency that would bring forward recommendations for collaborative working and new practices that would radically improve the reach, fortunes and resilience of the Island’s heritage and cultural sector.

The partnered organisations are now seeking to appoint an experienced consultant / agency able to re-shape the Island’s heritage and cultural landscape.  The partners are seeking an appointee who will be able to bring forward recommendations for:

  • Re-modelling the sector on a more collaborative, joined-up, basis.
  • Maximising the use of scarce financial, human and environmental resources.
  • Fostering an environment that is conducive to innovation and invention.

For full details of this opportunity, please download the attached briefing document.

Deadline for submissions: 9am Monday 10 October 2016.

Consultancy Brief: Isle of WightCultural Strategy