Applications open for Arts Council England £10m p.a. Museum Resilience Fund

Arts Council England has announced its Museum Resilience Fund of £10m p.a. for the next three years and invites applications from museums of all types and sizes across England.

Arts Council England is the development organisation for English regional museums. At a challenging time for funding in the sector, the focus of our approach for 2015-18 is on building a more resilient museums sector. One of the ways we will do this is through the Museum resilience fund.

The Museum resilience fund addresses the priorities set out in our mission, Great art and culture for everyone, particularly linked to Goals 3 and 4 of our mission [see below]: supporting a step change for the museums sector by enabling museums to become more sustainable and resilient businesses.

The fund will focus on any gaps (geographical or otherwise) or development opportunities across the sector, recognising that excellence and the potential for excellence can be found in museums of all sizes.

A budget of £10million is available for 2015/16, with indicative budgets for 2016/17 and 2017/18 remaining at that level.

Explore the following links when applying to the fund:

Key application information
How we will make our decision

See more at: http://www.artscouncil.org.uk/funding/apply-funding/apply-for-funding/museum-resilience-fund-2015-18/#sthash.GMMFVspy.dp

The deadline for applications is 6 November 2014 and decisions will be announced by March 2015.

Goals 3 and 4 of Arts Council England’s mission are:

3. The arts, museums and libraries are resilient and environmentally sustainable

4. The leadership and workforce in the arts, museums and libraries are diverse and appropriately skilled

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