Arts Council of England
The national development agency for the arts in England, providing funding for a range of arts activities.
Arts Council of Wales is the country’s funding and development organisation for the arts.
Arts Council of Northern Ireland
The funding and development agency for the arts in Northern Ireland.
Association of Independent Museums (AIM)
AIM provides advice and support for independent museums throughout the UK.
The British Council is the UK’s international organisation for educational opportunities and cultural relations, and is on the ground in six continents.
National development agency for the arts, screen and creative industries.
An independent charity that brings arts and heritage organisations closer to audiences. They are a small and dynamic team of writers, thinkers, producers and publishers who love arts and culture, understand digital and believe that cultural organisations have a vital place in a better world.
UK gateway to Galleries and Museums.
British Interactive Group
A forum for people involved in interactive education projects in the UK.
An online collections management information resource with over 600 guideline documents and factsheets.
Craft Northern Ireland
Promotes the development of the design-led contemporary craft and applied arts sector in Northern Ireland.
UK Association for Science and Discovery Centres
The UK Network of Science Centres and Museums.
The national association for gallery education, promoting greater understanding and enjoyment of the visual arts.
EUCLID provides European and international information, research and consultancy services to the cultural sector. It is the European Union’s UK cultural contact point, providing information on EU funding for the cultural sector, including programmes and contacts.
Group for Education in Museums. A voluntary organisation open to all who are interested in the educational use of museums and related institutions.
UK Committee of the International Council of Museums.
The Museums & Galleries Disability Association
The aim of MUSCON is to promote the exchange of travelling exhibitions and other projects between European, American and Asian museums.
The official Museums body in the UK, with information, up to date news, events and a monthly debate topic.
Museum Development Network
The MDN represents Museum Development providers and practitioners in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, which provide support to all Accredited museums, no matter their size or scope.
Regional federations which offers support and advocates for museums and galleries in their area. Search online to find the federation in your local area.