AIA e-news for October 2021

Welcome to the Association for Industrial Archaeology’s regular e-news bulletin. Read on for updates on what the AIA have been doing recently, and other industrial archaeology news from the UK and beyond. If you have a story you think AIA should feature in a future bulletin please get in touch with the AIA here:  communications@industrial-archaeology.org …

Arts Council England New Capital Investment Fund

Arts Council England have announced a new Capital Investment Programme. This is an open access capital expenditure programme to support cultural organisations to adjust buildings and equipment so that they can operate safely post-pandemic, improve access, seize on technological opportunities, and reduce environmental impact. An online Expression of Interest form will be open on the Grantium…

‘New Stories New Audiences’ – AIM launches new grant scheme

AIM’s newest grant scheme, ‘New Stories New Audiences’, is now open for applications until 31 October 2021. Funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, the scheme will help small museums tell a new story, attract new audiences, work with a new partner, work differently, and to try something new.  AIM small museum members (up to 20,000…

Survey on Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion Work in the Heritage Sector

The Ahmed Iqbal Ullah Education Trust is carrying out a piece of research which will explore the current state of play of Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion work in the heritage sector, with particular reference to race and racism. This work is supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, Museum Development North West, Museum Development Yorkshire,…

Esmée Fairbairn Collections Fund

The window for expressions of interest to the Esmée Fairbairn Collections Fund is now open.  The current funding stream is for collections engagement, offering grants of up to £90,000 over two years.  All applicants must meet a set of essential requirements relating to using existing collections to engage audiences. There is a two-stage application process and applicants…

Archaeological Achievement Awards 2021 Nominations Now Open

Nominations for this year’s Archaeological Achievement Awards, run by the Council for British Archaeology, are now open. There will be 5 award categories and one overall outstanding achievement award, with an emphasis on a range of cross cutting themes that are designed to show how archaeology relates to wider society, health and wellbeing, and place….

Kids in Museums Sector Survey

Kids in Museums want to hear your views on their current programmes and what you would like them to offer in the future. Founded in 2003, Kids in Museums’ mission is to work with museums nationwide to make them more welcoming to children, young people, and families. They have led significant change in the museum…

ACE Cultural Recovery Grants Round 3 Support

ACE has issued new details of the third round of the Culture Recovery Fund (CRF 3). Two strands are being administered within the fund – the Continuity Support Fund and the Emergency Resource Support Fund. Other arms-length bodies (NLHF, Historic England, British Film Institute) will also be delivering programmes under the same funding strands.     Continuity Support Organisations that previously received CRF1 & CRF2 grants are eligible to…