Arts&Heritage places skills and professional development at the heart of all its activities for both artists and curators.

Workshops for Museums

Arts&Heritage provides structured training programmes to curatorial teams and project managers across the heritage sector.  It has experience of delivering action learning projects, inspirational visits and opportunities to meet artists which enables staff to take a new look at programming approaches and feel more comfortable about incorporating contemporary arts commissions and projects into their core programmes. 

Previous clients include National Trust properties and a range of independent heritage venues and sites.

Example training modules include:

  • Ambition: Why engage with contemporary art?
  • The Artist: Strategic programming and the stages of an arts commission.
  • Identifying Audiences: Who are you wanting to reach and how to do it.
  • Evaluation: What do you want to achieve and what next?

Workshops for Artists

A&H also provide workshops and training sessions for established artists, emerging artists, students and artists interested in working in a heritage context.

Example training modules include:

  • How to pitch an idea
  • How to respond to a brief from a heritage organisation
  • What are heritage organisations looking for in artistic partners



Arts&Heritage undertakes curatorial support and consultancy work with a range of heritage organisations – whether advising on an artistic strategy or working in partnership to develop a series of projects and commissions.

Previous clients have included Newcastle University, National Trust, Durham Cathedral, English Heritage, Compton Verney, Ushaw College, Ripon Museums, Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal.

Please email Becky Orwin for further information.

Curatorial Forum

Arts&Heritage is currently developing a national curatorial forum to support curators working in heritage situations and outside of formal gallery spaces. This will be comprised of sharing sessions, meet-ups and group visits aimed at supporting arts professionals, curators and producers working on contemporary commissions and projects.

More news will follow in Spring 2019.

Please email Stephanie Allen for further info.