Business development

We have created a framework to help museums in the South West with organisational development, sustainability and resilience.

From November 2018 – March 2019 we conducted a Business Diagnostic pilot, led by our Senior Museum Development Officer Jason Finch. This was based upon the work of regional Museum Development providers in London and East Midlands who had developed a bespoke support package for individual museums.

The Diagnostic addresses six themes:

  • Governance and leadership
  • Financial planning and sustainability
  • People development and management
  • Working practices
  • Audiences
  • Collections

We aim to build a working model to help museums identify areas for growth. Through this we can identify wider trends in sector needs to help Arts Council England inform future models of support.

This stage of the pilot is now closed and we look forward to sharing with you a report from the nine museums we have worked with.

We will launch the next round in 2020 so please do sign up to our newsletter to be kept informed of this and other opportunities which we will launch throughout the year.

If you would like to discuss the pilot, or would like some Business Development support please get in touch.