Archive for June 17, 2016

Anatomy of a Great HLF Funding Bid


Naturally there is a lot of competition for this funding from a diverse range of heritage projects – from initiatives to build tourist attractions, to archive digitalisation projects. And of course the HLF wants to ensure that it funds the most deserving projects.

Because of this, when applying for HLF funding for your archive, library, or museum project; it’s vital that you convey the value and positive outcomes of your project effectively in order to give your bid the best chance of being successful.

But composing an HLF bid is a complex process… So in our new blog HLF Special Advisor & Heritage consultant, Claire Adler, shares how to develop a successful HLF funding bid.


Exploring the Creative Economy in Africa

You are invited to attend a one-day seminar ‘Exploring the Creative Economy in Africa’ taking place at King’s College on the 27th of June 2016 (9.30 – 6pm).

In recent years there has been a growing interest on the role that cultural and creative industries play in developing economies, not only in reference to economic contribution but also in connection with social change and cultural engagement. In this one day seminar we bring together some academics, practitioners and policy makers who work in this field to reflect on the challenges and opportunities that the creative economy faces in emerging contexts like Africa. The full programme of the event is available here. The first part will explore the role of policy and mapping in framing and understand the role that creative and cultural industries can play in different contexts. The second part will focus on the role of creative education in supporting cultural development in Africa. The last part of the day will focus on cultural production networks in Africa discussing informality, networks and financial issues, as well as new economic and business models.
The one day seminar is organised by Dr Roberta Comunian (King’s College London) in collaboration with Ejemen Ojeabulu (African University of Creative Arts) and Sam Jones (Sound Thread) with the support of King’s Worldwide Partnership Fund, The Faculty of Arts & Humanities and the Department of Culture, Media and Creative Industries.

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Please register here

The cost of registration is £5 and this will help cover catering costs (including two coffee breaks, lunch and an evening reception) for participants.