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Heritage Alliance boosting fundraising skills

The Heritage Alliance’s (HA) Giving to Heritage programme, which aims to boost fundraising skills across England, launches in May. Supported by £500,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund, the programme will offer face-to-face workshops in every English region, surgeries, mentoring, webinars and action learning sets, as well as online resources.  It combines cutting edge training provision from the […]

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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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ArtsCouncil launches 3rd round of Strategic Support Funding

The third round of the Strategic support fund opens on 3 October 2013, for activity that takes place between 1 April 2014 and 31 March 2014. In this round, ACE are anticipating ambitious projects that build on innovation, resilience and sustainability in the museums sector. – See more at: http://www.artscouncil.org.uk/funding/apply-for-funding/renaissance/strategic-support-fund/#sthash.sYS9CKLc.dpuf The Renaissance strategic support fund […]

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Finding the Funds: MidFed event

Another excellent Midlands Federation event Wednesday 16th October, 10am – 3pm Gladstone Pottery Museum, Uttoxeter Road, Longton, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire ST3 1PQ In times of increasing austerity and fewer resources available through traditional routes, how are museums and galleries finding the money to provide the amazing services the continue to offer to the public?  The event will be held […]

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funding – children and young people and culcha

Arts Connect co funding- deadline  16th October Arts Connect are seeking to co-invest in programmes of new activity which increase children and young people’s opportunities to take part in high-quality arts and cultural activities across the West Midlands. Through our investment and support, we aim to help you to: •       secure new […]

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Culture+Children/ YoungPeople- Arts Connect Funding

More news from Arts Connect … partnership funding and a briefing about it … 20th September…find out more here   Arts Connect West Midlands are happy to invite you and your partners to submit proposals to our Partnership Investment programme, 2013-2014. We are seeking to co-invest in programmes of new activity which increase children and […]

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Warwick District Council Arts Development Grants

Grants are available to Arts and Heritage Organisations within Warwick District for any amount up to £2,500. Next deadline 2nd September Funding will be considered for: · Original, high quality imaginative projects which take place within Warwick District. · Projects that clearly demonstrate development and increased access to arts/heritage. Priority will be given to projects which: […]

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Industrial Heritage – sustaining an interest

The Industrial Heritage Support project has been in existence for about a year now and Ian Bapty, a kind of national Industrial Heritage MDO, has been zipping around the country  providing advice and support to individual projects and umbrella organisations. His excellent new  blog is for everyone involved in the care and public presentation of England’s […]

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WAVE to the Happy Museum

Congratulations to all the successful applicants for the latest round of Happy Museum project funding – especially our own regions WAVE: The Museums, Galleries and Archives of Wolverhampton, Craftplay: Discovering the World through Creativity in the Early Years. Here too is a connection to the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, ‘Sounds in the Garden’ ,an earlier  Happy Museums project, see more […]

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Local grants: Stratford and Henley

Many of you have already had good experiences of The Heart of England Community Foundation , who have a number of funding programmes for community and voluntary groups wanting to make a difference to their communities through project delivery. Recently a new opportunity has come along with a specific geographical area of Stratford district and Henley. Grants […]

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Funding: HLF and Arts Connect updates

Heritage Lottery Fund Regular workshops Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) in the West Midlands run free monthly funding support workshops in Birmingham to help you to apply to HLF for funding. You don’t need a definite project idea to attend -just go along to find out more. Workshops are held in the Birmingham office on: The first Thursday of […]

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