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Arts Council England announces successful applicants to the Subject specialist network fund

  • Date: 24 July 2012
  • Area: National

Today we announce 22 successful applicants to the 2012/13 Subject specialist network fund, part of our wider Renaissance programme for regional museums. See a full list of the 22 applicants here.

The funding will support the sharing of knowledge and expertise about museums' collections across the country to maximise their public value. In particular, it offers a way for museums experts to work with collections from across the country.

The successful applicants will share a total of £174,600. This is an increase of £24,600 from the amount originally allocated to the 2012/13 fund, in recognition of the quality, ambition and range of work set out in the applications received.

Funding will be invested in networking events such as study days or conferences, the development of digital resources, training, fellowships or mentoring schemes, and travel bursaries.

Alan Davey, Chief Executive, Arts Council England, commented:

'Subject specialist networks are a key part of the Renaissance programme, and provide comprehensive and wide-ranging support to collections across the country.

'The funding announced today will be used to share best practice across the sector, developing these collections for the enjoyment of audiences today and in the future.'

Wider Renaissance programme

Renaissance - the Arts Council's £43 million investment in the development of regional museums between 2012 and 2015 - includes: Accreditation, Designation, the Designation development fund, PRISM, the provision of national security advice, Major partner museums, Museum development providers, Renaissance strategic support, and a suite of national programmes.

Further information

Find out more about our Subject specialist network fund.

Find out more about Renaissance and how we support museums.