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Looking for assistance? Here are just a small selection of some of the many arts and cultural support organisations out there who may be able to help you…

DEVELOPMENT AND ENGAGEMENT  |  HERITAGE  |  LIBRARIES  |  MUSEUMS AND GALLERIES/ VISUAL ARTS  |  FESTIVALS  |  CULTURE/ CREATIVE  |  TOURISM  |  FILM  |  THEATRE  |  MUSIC  |  RESEARCH  |  VACANCIES AND OPPORTUNITIES  |  LOCAL AUTHORITIES

DEVELOPMENT AND ENGAGEMENT
Arts Marketing Association (AMA) – www.a-m-a.org.uk
Arts Council England – www.artscouncil.org.uk
Audiences UK – www.audiencesuk.org
Audiences Europe Network – www.audienceseurope.net
Arts & Business – www.artsandbusiness.org.uk
Arts Development UK (formerly NALGO) – www.artsdevelopmentuk.org
Voluntary Arts Network – www.voluntaryarts.org
West Midlands Participatory Arts Forum (WMPAF) – www.wmpaf.org
Praxis Arts & Health Network – www.praxisartsandhealth.org.uk

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HERITAGE
Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) – www.hlf.org.uk
Heritage Open Days – www.heritageopendays.org
European Garden Heritage Network (EGHN) – www.cmsen.eghn.org
Historic Houses Association – www.hha.org.uk
The Heritage Alliance – www.theheritagealliance.org.uk
Heritage Crafts Association – www.heritagecrafts.org.uk
English Heritage – www.english-heritage.org.uk
Architectural Heritage Fund (AHF) – www.ahfund.org.uk

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LIBRARIES
Voices For The Library – www.voicesforthelibrary.org.uk/wordpress/
Speak Up For Libraries – www.speakupforlibraries.org
The Library Campaign – www.librarycampaign.com
Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP) – www.cilip.org.uk

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MUSEUMS AND GALLERIES/ VISUAL ARTS
Crafts Council – www.craftscouncil.org.uk
Visual Arts and Galleries Association (VAGA) – www.vaga.co.uk
Culture24 – www.culture24.org.uk
Collections Trust – www.collectionstrust.org.uk
Culture Grid – www.culturegrid.org.uk
Association of Independent Museums (AIM) – www.aim-museums.co.uk
Midlands Federation of Museums and Art Galleries – www.midlands.specialistnetwork.org.uk
Museums Association – www.museumsassociation.org
British Association of Friends of Museums – www.bafm.org.uk
Art Fund – www.artfund.org
University Museums Group UK – www.umg.org.uk
Kids in Museums – www.kidsinmuseums.org.uk
Turning Point West Midlands – http://tpwm.squarespace.com/

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FESTIVALS
British Arts Festivals Association – www.artsfestivals.co.uk
Association of Independent Festivals (AIF) – www.aiforg.com

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CULTURE/ CREATIVE
Department For Culture Media and Sport (DCMS) – www.culture.gov.uk
Culture, Media and Sport Committee – www.parliament.uk/cmscom
Cultural Industries Development Agency (CIDA) – www.cida.co.uk
Charity Commission – www.charity-commission.gov.uk

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TOURISM
Association Of Leading Visitor Attractions (ALVA) – www.alva.org.uk
Tourism Alliance – www.tourismalliance.com
Visit Britain (Corporate website) – www.visitbritain.org
Visit England – www.visitengland.org
UKinbound – www.ukinbound.org

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FILM
Creative England – www.creativeengland.co.uk
British Film Institute (BFI) – www.bfi.org.uk
Cinema Theatre Association – www.cinema-theatre.org.uk
Film Distributors Association – www.launchingfilms.com

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THEATRE
The Stage – www.thestage.co.uk
Theatrical Management Association (TMA) – www.tmauk.org
Independent Theatre Council (ITC) – www.itc-arts.org
The Little Theatre Guild of Great Britain (LTG) – www.littletheatreguild.org
The Theatres Trust – www.theatrestrust.org.uk

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MUSIC
PRS for Music (formerly the Performing Right Society) – www.prsformusic.com
Association of British Orchestras (ABO) – www.abo.org.uk
Youth Music – www.youthmusic.org.uk
National Association of Choirs Home Page – www.nationalassociationofchoirs.org.uk
Making Music: The National Federation of Music Societies – www.makingmusic.org.uk
Concert Promoters Association – www.concertpromotersassociation.co.uk
UK Music – www.ukmusic.org
we:LIVE – Independent Venue & Promoter Association – http://pop.we-live.co.uk/

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RESEARCH
Regional Observatory – www.marketingbirmingham.com/research/
The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) – www.esrc.ac.uk
UK National Statistics – www.statistics.gov.uk
UK Statistics Authority – www.statisticsauthority.gov.uk

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VACANCIES AND OPPORTUNITIES
WM Jobs – www.wmjobs.co.uk
Arts Jobs – www.artsjobs.org.uk
Museums Jobs – www.museumjobs.com/uk/
Guardian Jobs (Arts & Heritage) – http://jobs.guardian.co.uk/jobs/arts-and-heritage/

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LOCAL AUTHORITIES
WEST MIDLANDS
Birmingham City – www.birmingham.gov.uk
Coventry City – www.coventry.gov.uk
Dudley MBC – www.dudley.gov.uk
Sandwell MBC – www.sandwell.gov.uk
Solihull MBC – www.solihull.gov.uk
Walsall MBC – www.walsall.gov.uk
Wolverhampton City – www.wolverhampton.gov.uk
HEREFORDSHIRE

Herefordshire Council – www.herefordshire.gov.uk
SHROPSHIRE
Shropshire Council – www.shropshire.gov.uk
Telford & Wrekin Council – www.telford.gov.uk
STAFFORDSHIRE

Staffordshire County Council – www.staffordshire.gov.uk
Cannock Chase – www.cannockchasedc.gov.uk
East Staffordshire – www.eaststaffsbc.gov.uk
Lichfield – www.lichfielddc.gov.uk
Newcastle under Lyme – www.newcastle-staffs.gov.uk
South Staffordshire – www.sstaffs.gov.uk
Stafford – www.staffordbc.gov.uk
Staffordshire Moorlands – www.staffsmoorlands.gov.uk
Tamworth – www.tamworth.gov.uk
Stoke-on-Trent Council – www.stoke.gov.uk
WARWICKSHIRE
Warwickshire County Council – www.warwickshire.gov.uk
North Warwickshire – www.northwarks.gov.uk
Nuneaton & Bedworth – www.nuneatonandbedworth.gov.uk
Rugby – www.rugby.gov.uk
Stratford-on-Avon – www.stratford.gov.uk
Warwick – www.warwickdc.gov.uk
WORCESTERSHIRE
Worcestershire County Council – www.worcestershire.gov.uk
Bromsgrove – www.bromsgrove.gov.uk
Malvern Hills – www.malvernhills.gov.uk
Redditch – www.redditchbc.gov.uk
Worcester City – www.worcester.gov.uk
Wychavon – www.wychavon.gov.uk
Wyre Forest – www.wyreforestdc.gov.uk

National Association of Local Councils (NALC) – www.nalc.gov.uk
Direct.Gov local councils – direct.gov

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List compiled March 2012. All links correct at time of publication. Please note that this list will not be updated.

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