Arts Council England Renaissance funding of regional museums – deadline 2 November

The funding for the reworked Renaissance major grants programme - which replaces the MLA's core museums fund - is £20m a year. For the first time, major grants to regional museums will be awarded via an open application process, assessed against published criteria, in a similar fashion to the National portfolio funding process for arts organisations earlier this year.

Applications close 2 November. Funding decisions will be announced towards the end of January 2012. Grants of between £500,000 and £2 million will be awarded for a period of three years, April 2012 - March 2015, and only accredited museums with designated collections will be eligible to apply.