South Western Federation of Museums and Art Galleries

2020 AGM

The 2020 South West Fed AGM will take place via Zoom on Thursday 1 October at 4.15pm. Please email if you would like to attend.

    Please see below for information about board roles.

    2019 AGM

    The 2019 South West Fed AGM took place in the Roland Levinsky Building at the University of Plymouth on Thursday 4 July at 4.15pm. Please click below to download the 2019 AGM papers:

  • 2019 AGM Minutes
  • 2019 Chair's Report
  • 2019 Accounts Report

Join the South West Fed Board

Being a trustee or county rep of the South West Fed is a fantastic professional development opportunity. You will help shape the future of the organisation, share your knowledge and expertise, and build on your own experience.

There are a variety of interesting roles, and you can be considered at any stage of your career if you are a member. We have a very supportive culture and will help guide anyone with limited board experience. If you want to develop a certain skill, we will help with that. We know that your time and effort is valuable, so we want to provide you with a rewarding and fun experience.

You will need to be committed to giving your time and input to the organisation at an appropriate level - those who get the most out of being on the South West Fed board are those that put more in.

If you would like to get involved, please email When we announce the next AGM, you can also nominate members to the Board. Nominations for any role are welcome. Board roles currently up for election:

Vice Chair (current post holder standing) Job Description (Word)

Communications Officer (current post holder standing) Job Description (Word)

Creative Programming Officers (current board members standing) Job Description (Word)

Please read the Generic Role Profile before applying for any Board position. This contains further information about all roles. Specific job descriptions for all roles not listed above are available upon request to

As a first step we encourage you to have an informal chat regarding any of the roles with the Chair in the first instance by emailing

"Being on the South West Fed Board has been fulfilling and rewarding. I've been able to make an impact for our members and develop a better understanding of that sector. In turn, this has helped me and my organisation. Best of all, being on the Board has enabled me to make new friends and colleagues. Highly recommended!"
Kevin Ward - previous Vice-Chair

Sub-committee volunteering and shadowing

From time to time, we have exciting opportunities for you to volunteer on one of our sub-committees or to shadow a board member. These are great if you want to get involved but aren't sure if you want to join the board just yet, or if there aren't any vacancies on the board. Your help will support our members and the wider heritage sector in the South West - it will also help drive our future plans. If you are interested in hearing about these opportunities, please email us at

Have your say

We are always interested in hearing from our members. You can use our website to submit news stories and ideas for blog posts. If you have any ideas about what we could do to support our members, please drop us an email.

Conversation between SWFed committee members
Several groups of board members sharing ideas