Category: Funding

ACE Funding: Developing your Creative Practice

Round 2 open for applications.

Developing your Creative Practice is a new development fund designed to support independent creative practitioners to ensure excellence is thriving in the arts and culture sector. This fund will create more pathways for individuals from a range of creative practices and backgrounds. 

For more information, and details on how to apply, visit their website here.

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Annual Museums Funding Fair: Less then two weeks to go!

Thursday 20th September 2018
People’s History Museum, Manchester
11:00 – 15:30
FREE
There’s just under two weeks to go until our 6th Annual Funding Fair for the museum sector. The biggest event in our calendar, the Funding Fair gives museum professionals the opportunity to meet major museum funders and representatives from National Museums tasked with developing partnerships with regional museums.
We are also expanding it this year to include organisations that focus on audience data capture and as always there will be the opportunity to see attend presentations delivered by some of the organisations present.

Organisations that have confirmed attendance are:

  • Art Fund
  • Arts Council England
  • Association of Independent Museums
  • Audience Agency
  • BDRC
  • Carbon Literacy Trust
  • CRT Viewpoint
  • Heritage Lottery Fund
  • Julie’s Bicycle
  • Imperial War Museums
  • Museums Association
  • National Archives
  • National Gallery
  • NWFed
  • Victoria and Albert Museum

To book tickets visit our eventbrite page.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with Alex Bird – alexander.bird@manchester.ac.uk

Museums Association Conference 2018 Funded Place

We are pleased to announce that we will be offering one bursary to attend this year’s Museums Association Conference in Belfast on the 8th – 10th November.

Museum Development North West recognises that it is important for museum professionals to connect with colleagues through conferences and networking events, but also how stretched budgets can be when it comes to professional development.

To apply, please send an expression of interest to Alex Bird (alexander.bird@manchester.ac.uk) by September 28th, to be eligible, you will need to:

  • Confirm that you are a first time attendee
  • Commit to attending the whole conference
  • Cover your own travel costs and all expenses
  • Feedback to colleagues and the region via our blog
  • Send us any relevant information and feedback to put on the MDNW website

For the full programme please see here.

Please note that the bursary is only for the conference place and not travel and accommodation and is only available to people in the North West that work in non-NPO and non-national accredited museums or those in museums officially working towards accreditation. 

DCMS/Wolfson Museums and Galleries Improvement Fund Update

From DCMS/Wolfson Museums and Galleries Improvement Fund:

As you will be aware from the Guidance for Bidders, the DCMS/Wolfson Museums and Galleries Improvement Fund welcomes queries from eligible organisations considering an application. With the deadline approaching at the end of August, the Fund wishes to encourage any interested institutions to discuss their projects if they so wish. We are therefore pleased to offer conference call slots with the DCMS-based fund managers, on Friday 3rd August and Monday 6th August.  

There are no wrong questions: you may take this opportunity to ask any question you wish, about the suitability of your proposed project, or eligible claims. We cannot, however, give any assurances about likelihood of success, or the judging Panel’s likely reactions to any project. 

Whilst any eligible applicants may apply for a slot, we would particularly encourage first-time applicants to sign up.

Please write to dcmswolfsonfund@culture.gov.uk, clearly including ‘doodlepoll’ in the title to receive a link to a meeting planner. You will then be offered a selection of 15 minute conference call slots, between the hours of 10:00 and 13:00 on Friday 3rd August, and 14:00 and 17:00 on Monday 6th August.

When choosing a slot, please be sure to write your institution, first name and phone number in the designated box so that you can be called promptly on the day. This information will be visible only to the organisers.

To see the FAQs click here.

Headley Fellowships with Art Fund

From the Art Fund:

The programme is open to mid-career and senior curators, and those with curatorial responsibility, and practically will give curators time away from their day-to-day responsibilities to embark on a bespoke period of research and development. Headley Fellowships with Art Fund aim to encourage the production of ambitious and high-quality museum projects which have collections at their core, while investing in museums across the UK and their curators, helping them to realise exceptional ideas for communicating with a spectrum of audiences.

Full details on the aims and scope of the scheme can be found here.  Applications are open now with a deadline of Monday 15th October.

Annual Funding Fair 2018

Thursday 20th September 2018
People’s History Museum, Manchester
FREE

TICKETS AVAILABLE

We’re pleased to share more details about our 6th Annual Funding Fair for the museum sector, is scheduled to take place on Thursday 20th September at the People’s History Museum in Manchester.

The biggest event in our calendar, the Funding Fair gives museum professionals the opportunity to meet major museum funders and representatives from National Museums tasked with developing partnerships with regional museums. We are also expanding it this year to include organisations that focus on audience data capture and as always there will be the opportunity to see attend presentations delivered by some of the organisations present.

Organisations that have confirmed attendance so far are:

  • Arts Council England
  • BDRC
  • Carbon Literacy Trust
  • CRT Viewpoint
  • Heritage Lottery Fund
  • Julie’s Bicycle
  • Imperial War Museums
  • Museums Association
  • National Archives
  • National Gallery
  • NWFed
  • Victoria and Albert Museum

To book tickets visit our eventbrite page.

We will announce more organisations nearer the time but if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with Alex Bird – alexander.bird@manchester.ac.uk

Funding News

Grants Of Up To £90,000 For History Makers In England

The third and final round of the AIM Biffa Award History Makers Programme is now open for applications from AIM member museums in England. Check your eligibility and find out how to apply here.

Grants of up to £90,000 are available to support museums by creating new exhibitions featuring the lives and achievements of extraordinary, historical figures who have made a significant impact on the industrial, creative industries and arts, scientific, commercial or social history of the UK, helping to shape the world we live in today.

We want the funded exhibitions to be inspiring and exciting – especially for young people – and we are very keen to hear about exhibitions that would feature female history makers, notable people from the 20th century and people that have made a positive impact in the different and diverse communities of England.


Paul Hamlyn Foundation – Access And Participation Fund

PHF is interested in ensuring that a wider and more diverse group of people have access to quality artistic practice. They want to use their funding to support organisations to test, implement and develop ambitious plans to widen access to and deepen participation in the arts. They want to help organisations to build stronger evidence about what works so that they can improve practice and achieve greater impact. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Please check the Access and Participation Fund website for funding criteria and eligibility.


Arts Council England Announce New Round of Subject Specialist Network Funding

This fund will support Subject Specialist Networks to build confidence in the museum sector in relation to dynamic collections management and increased public engagement by sharing subject specialist knowledge. Through this round we are also accepting applications from new Networks.

Applications are made online using Arts Council England’s application portal Grantium. Before you can start an application you need to create an applicant profile, which may take up to ten working days to be approved. 

For further details of the fund and how to apply click here.

Annual Funding Fair 2018

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Thursday 20th September 2018
People’s History Museum, Manchester

We’re pleased to announce that our 6th Annual Funding Fair for the museum sector is scheduled to take place on Thursday 20th September at the People’s History Museum in Manchester.

The biggest event in our calendar, the Funding Fair gives museum professionals the opportunity to meet major museum funders and  representatives from National Museums tasked with developing partnerships with regional museums. We are also expanding it this year to include organisations that focus on audience data capture.

We will share more information nearer the time but if you have any questions, please contact Alex Bird – alexander.bird@manchester.ac.uk

 

ACE Developing your Creative Practice Funding

Developing your Creative Practice is a new development fund designed to support independent creative practitioners to ensure excellence is thriving in the arts and culture sector. This fund will create more pathways for individuals, from a range of creative practices and backgrounds. Round 2 opens on Thursday 12th July 2018.

From ACE:

“We will invest £3.6 million per year to allow creative practitioners the time and space to undertake ambitious research and development, helping to make a step-change in their practice. We’ll invest through quarterly rounds to individuals working with our supported disciplines.”

For more information and details on how to apply click here.

The Dulverton Trust Funding Opportunity

The Dulverton Trust is an independent grant-making charity supporting UK charities and CIOs (charitable incorporated organisations) to tackle a range of social issues, protect the natural world, and preserve heritage crafts. Single year grants are typically between £25,000 and £35,000 and grants for revenue and capital are available. Check eligibility and apply online here.