South Western Federation of Museums and Art Galleries

Bath and NE Somerset County News

Read the Charity Commission's guidance for charities in managing through the Coronavirus crisis

The Charity Commission has set out its response to charities who are concerned about what to do during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

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Read the National Lottery Heritage Fund statement on Covid-19

The National Lottery Heritage Fund has released a statement on its support for the heritage sector, following recent government announcements relating to COVID-19.

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The National Archives guidance relating to the impact of Covid-19

The National Archives (TNA) has released guidance for archive services and other interested parties, relating to the impact of the covid-19 virus​.

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Free online sessions on remote volunteering and digital community engagement offered

Tickbox is offering museums, arts organisations and community organisations free online sessions aimed to support non-contact participation during the Covid-19 crisis.

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Arts Council England announces Emergency Response Package to address Covid-19 crisis

Arts Council England has this week announced new emergency measures designed to support the cultural sector during the Covid-19 crisis. It includes three Emergency Funding streams and the rolling over of its National Portfolio for an extra year.

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South West Fed statement: events postponed due to Covid-19 advice

Due to advice this week from the UK Government about Covid-19, the South West Fed has taken the difficult decision to postpone our Spring Forum and our 2020 Conference & AGM. However, they are not cancelled.

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Arts Council England's 2020-30 strategy aims for 'better balance of investment across the country'

Arts Council England has launched its 2020-30 strategy, with an emphasis on empowering communities to develop culture in their areas, and an ambition to spread the balance of investment more fairly geographically and socioeconomically.

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South west organisations chosen for Accelerator Programme to advance and share environmental best practice

Arts Council England and Julie’s Bicycle have announced the second cohort for their Accelerator Programme, a strand of work launched in 2018 to foster enterprise, innovation, future thinking and creative perspectives on climate and the environment.

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Call for papers now open for Social History Curators Group 2020 Conference

The Social History Curators Group (SHCG) are inviting people to propose sessions for its next conference​ on the theme 'Challenging Social History: Navigating difficulties and caring for contested collections'.

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ICOM UK opens latest round of British Council Travel Grants

ICOM UK, with support from the British Council, is offering travel grants to support staff from UK organisations seeking to build reciprocally beneficial international projects and partnerships.

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