Arts Council England (ACE)

Arts Council England is a non-departmental public body of the Department for Culture, Media and Sport and is a registered charity. They champion, develop and invest in artistic and cultural experiences to enrich our communities.

The ACE website shares information about what they do, current projects and campaigns including ‘Let’s Create’, information regarding funding, and their discussion and debate space.

The following resources, from Arts Council England on the Collections Trust website, provide advice on how cultural venues can better protect their premises and collections. The documents cover a variety of aspects from fire and intruder alarm systems to glass and frames.

The Museum Accreditation Scheme is the UK industry standard for museums and galleries. It tells everyone with a museum that they’re doing the right things to help people engage with collections and protect them for the future.

The museum security toolkit is an integrated approach to museum security. It supports museums to maintain and improve the security of their collections against a range of threats.

The Government Indemnity Scheme is available for UK museums, galleries, libraries, and other bodies such as National Trust. The document outlines the GIS Guidelines for National venues.

The Government Indemnity Scheme also has guidelines for non-nationals which are available to read in this document.

Browse the open funds available through Arts Council England including Cultural Development, Museums and Estate Development, and National Lottery Project Grants.

The Arts Council England Resource Hub is easy to navigate and is separated into different categories including blog posts, debates, and strategies.

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