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.

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! 

Investment opportunity for Museums and Heritage organisations to develop, deliver and embed Arts Award

6 x awards of up to £2500, Completion by February 2018

Artswork, the South East Bridge, is seeking responses from Museum and Heritage organisations to bid for up to £2500 (inclusive of VAT)to extend and embed the delivery of Arts Award in the SE region*. They are in a position to support 6 bids.


Arts Award is a range of unique qualifications for children and young people up to the age of 25yrs. It offers young people an inspiring arts journey supporting them to grow as artists and arts leaders. Four qualifications are on offer: Explore, Bronze, Silver and Gold (Entry Level 3 to Level 3 on the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF) along with Discover (an introductory level). At all levels, Arts Award develops creativity, leadership and communication skills. See Appendix below for further description.

Arts Award and Museums

Since 2012, the museum and heritage sector has seen the largest growth in Arts Award delivery across the southeast. 80% of this total has been through Discover Level awards. We now wish to support museums to encourage further growth by -

  • Supporting organisations to offer opportunities across all levels of Arts Award
  • Enabling greater progression routes for children and young people from a range of partner settings

This opportunity is open to those new to Arts Award as well as those who wish to extend their existing provision. We are particularly interested in supporting museum and heritage organisations working with children and young people at risk and those with Special Educational Needs.

For further information visit the Arts Work website here.