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Some are born great..

Others, go (un)willingly to school. Shakespeare’s, magically atmospheric, schoolroom in Stratford, as part of the ancient Guildhall, is on a fundraising mission…Tingle at this! Pass it on..please   http://www.shakespearesschoolroom.org/

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Museums need to be worth loving..

 says Arts Council Director of Museums John Orna-Ornstein This interview with John Orna-Ornstein on the culture24 website, while specifically addressing the new funding round for Museum Development, is worth a read by all museums… it sets out changes of understanding and emphases relevant to everyone in the sector. As Arts Council England launches its new Museum Development […]

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More HLF success: Heritage Motor Centre

BMIHT  £4 million project Another great project from another one of our great local sites  The British Motor Industry Heritage Trust, based at the Heritage Motor Centre at Gaydon,  has been awarded a Round Two grant of £1.45 million from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for its Museum Collections Centre project, it was announced today. […]

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More cultural exchange..

Some great things happening here At the university based Warwick Creative Exchange have you fully explored the possibilities? see the two new funded partnerships here Partnerships WCE provides support and information to cultural organisations in order to identify and address their research needs and interests. Warwick Creative Exchange is a network of University of Warwick academics, and […]

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Warwick District Council’s Arts Development Grant scheme

Warwick District Council’s Arts Development Grant scheme for 2014-15 – see attached grant criteria. WDC Arts Development Grant Criteria 2014-15 (Mayy, Sept and Decembner deadlines) Grants are available to Arts and Heritage Organisations working within Warwick District for any amount up to £1,500. Funding will be considered for:          Original, high quality imaginative projects which take place within […]

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Wellcome Trust – funds

Grants for biomedical science projects The Wellcome Trust is keen to support small UK-based museums and galleries to curate exhibitions that engage the public with ideas about biomedical science and its past, present and future impact on society and culture.  Up to £30,000 is available to help make projects happen.  The People Awards, now in […]

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Prism fund open

Arts Council PRISM Fund open for applications The PRISM Fund, which supports the acquisition and conservation of heritage objects from the fields of science, technology, industry and medicine, has reopened for applications.  Established in 1973 in response to concern at the loss of Britain’s industrial heritage, it has helped hundreds of non-national museums and heritage […]

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£1million strategic investment awarded

Over seventy museums from across England have been successful in receiving funding across the country, as well as several important national initiatives led by organisations like the Museums Associationand the International Council of Museums UK. Seven museum in the West Midlands have gained funding for programmes to be carried out in the next twelve months, bringing a […]

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Oxford Aspire – events trusts and foundations

Trusts and Foundations – Seminar 5, Fundraising and Philanthropy Series  Monday 28th April  2014, 10.30-15:45 Worcester College, Oxford These sessions make a really good complement to the ones we run in the WestMids… maybe your diary suits these ones.. Trusts and Foundations, is a practical seminar designed as part of the ASPIRE fundraising and philanthropy […]

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MDO Annual Grant round launches

Arts Council England West Midlands Museum Development Small Grant round launches. Today, Monday March 3rd, sees the launch of the annual small grants round for Accredited (or Working Towards Accreditation) museums in the West Midlands. Grants can range from £200 to £2,000 and are designed to support museums planned development and operational needs.. “This funding […]

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HLF Anniversaries fund opens

The HLF have announced a new fund totalling at least £10m over the next four years to fund projects exploring the heritage of some of the UK’s most important anniversaries. see more on the website here Heritage Lottery Anniversaries The money will be invested to ensure that those moments which form a central part of […]

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Collecting Cultures (funding)

New round of this HLF fund opens. Closing date 2 May After the previous success in 2008, the Collections Cultures initiative has reopened and for this round. Accredited museums,archives and libraries are all eligible to apply.    Collecting Cultures aims to support archives, accredited museums and libraries to develop their collections through strategic acquisition projects. Projects must include […]

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Warwickshire arts development and funding

Involved with arts and community in warwickshire? Are you signed up to their regular bulletin?. A great place for local funding news and spotting artist commission opportunities … why not sign up to their regula newsletters … see here Arts Development Newsletter – sign up ,  Here is a copy of their sub-regional funding bulletin… useful for […]

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Wolfson/DCMS funding for 4 museums

Warwickshire’s Compton Verney and Shakespeare Birthplace Trust are among 4 West Mids museums gaining funding from the DCMS/Wolfson fund Compton Verney’s award goes towards  the redisplay of their Chinese collection, which has been designated as a collection of national importance and is one of the largest collections of Chinese bronzes in Europe. the award to […]

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Crowdfunding: 2Examples

Crowdfunding has been working in social and entrepreneurial contexts… does it work  for museums? Here is an article from the Museums&Heritage Advisor website The arts community is currently one of the hottest areas of crowdfunding activity. Advisor spoke to two different institutions to see how they have used crowdfunding. One is funding a permanent gallery, […]

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Treasure Plus funding deadline

Treasure Plus, funding programme aims to deepen public engagement with Treasure and other archaeological material The Art Fund is excited to announce a second round of the funding programme, Treasure Plus, supported by The Headley Trust.  This programme hopes to deepen public engagement with archaeological material by funding interpretation and display projects in museums and galleries across […]

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Building fruitful partnerships between academics and cutural peeps

There’s ideas, researchers, support and  even some funding …Warwick Creative Exchange Partnership-Building Seminar and Workshop, Helen Martin Studio in Warwick Arts Centre, Wednesday 5th February, 1.30 – 5.30pm Who is it for? ·RESEARCHERS: how could artists and arts organisations help you to conduct and present your search, adding new perspectives, methods, insights and connections? ARTS PRACTITIONERS AND PRODUCERS: […]

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Artists-museums -more opps and funding

New Expressions 3 (NE3), a collaboration between contemporary visual artists, museums and historic places. an interesting source of funding and support – please take advantage NE3 explores, pioneers and shares ways in which museums and contemporary visual artists can collaborate to invigorate collections, historic places and creative practice through high quality, participative projects and compelling visitor experiences. […]

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HLF Collecting Cultures Meeting

11am – 2pm, 6th Feb 2014,The Participation Space, Derby QUAD This FREE meeting is open to all. It will introduce the Collecting Cultures initiative and provide further information on applying. The meeting will be followed by lunch, giving an informal chance to discuss your ideas with colleagues. Refreshments will be served at 10.30 for an 11am start. […]

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Art Fund Curatorial Grants: deadline 15 Jan

The Jonathan Ruffer Curatorial Grants programme provides funding for travel and other practical costs to help curators from museums large and small undertake collection and exhibition research projects within the UK or anywhere in the world. From the website the artfund.org  deadline 15 jan! What we will support Applications from individual UK curators, scholars and […]

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In it to Win it?

Enter the Museums + Heritage Awards 2014 We’re delighted to announce that the Museums + Heritage Awards 2014 are now open for entry! View the entry information and form here.  We’re told that these are the awards that museums really want to win. They generate very public recognition for the winners and shortlistees and have been […]

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Capability at Compton Verney

Compton Verney secures Heritage Lottery Fund support. Good news always worth sharing It was announced today that the award-winning national art museum Compton Verney has received initial support* for a £2.5 million bid from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for the Compton Verney Landscape Restoration Project. The project aims to preserve, restore and celebrate an […]

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£5 million to spend inNew Collecting Cultures

The Heritage Lottery Fund is investing £5 million in collection development with another Collecting Cultures initiative. Grants of between £50,000 and £500,000 will be available for developing collections over time through targeted purchases with an emphasis on enhancing knowledge, curatorial skills and public engagement.  At least 50% of the grant must be spent on purchases.  One innovation […]

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Tourism, heritage and a sense of place

Two regional events recently have both featured discussions around the value of heritage to the tourist market … and the tourism to heritage. Bernard Donaghue, CEO of ALVA (Association of Leading Visitor Attractions) spoke very entertainingly at the recent West Midlands Museums Policy Forum AGM about the latest tourism trends …Although many overseas visitors do […]

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Museums at Night: 2 weeks..and some resources

Even if you are not participating in the great Connect10- bag an artist-  campaign you cans still take advantage of the seductive brand that is Museums at Night to do something different with our audiences next May. After a recent briefing in Birmingham Culture 24’s Rosie Clarke has supplied links to these great resources Museums […]

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