Arts and Culture East Devon - new training announced

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Dear Creative,

This month, we have launched new ACED training in collections care. If you haven't already, please take a look at the new ACED website too. Other news:

  • Next ACED Network meeting: 11 October, Sidmouth
  • Latest artist calls
  • New funding and training opportunities


New ACED training opportunities

Fundraising 101 training
Tuesday 19 September, 10.00-12.00 - online
Struggling to find funding? Expert trainers Cause 4 will help you discover new ways to support your arts project or practice.


Collections Care 101
Wednesday 27 September, 10.00-16.00
Axminster Heritage Centre, Silver St, Axminster EX13 5AH
Free training combining practical activities with presentations and discussion, looking at all aspects of caring for collections at museums and galleries. Suitable for anyone, paid or volunteer, who works with a collection.


This training session is brought to you by ACED and funded by the UK Government through the Shared Prosperity Fund.

Next ACED Network Meeting

ACED sign up

Calling all East Devon cultural organisations, festivals, artists and performers!

Join our next ACED Network meeting. An ideal opportunity to find out what's going on in East Devon culture and meet other creatives to share experiences/best practice.

If you would like to speak at an ACED Network Meeting, email

Wednesday 11 October, 10.00-12.00 at Manor Pavilion Theatre, Sidmouth (coffee and networking from 9.30)

Register your place

Artist Opportunities

  • THG OPEN 2023: Artist Call. Submissions are ending soon! Deadline: 28 July, 5pm. Enter online
  • Call for entries: SWAC Open Exhibition for 2023 (31 October - 11 November) at Kennaway House, SidmouthDeadline: 3 October. Enter online
  • Present Makers 2023 - makers call. Submissions are invited for Present Makers 2023, a leading exhibition in the UK’s craft calendar. How to enter

Have a job opportunity or artist call? Please share it with us:

Digital Training Opportunities

  • HdK Webinars  - free monthly webinars on digital marketing including social media management and analytics, optimising websites and building campaigns.

Next webinar: How to make short form video content as an arts organisation 26 September, 10.30

Funding Opportunities

  • Music for All provides small grants for activities to improve access to music and the purchase of musical instruments. Grants for individuals and communities. Deadline: 28 July
  • LoveReading4Kids: Funding for Schools - Schools can apply for £1,000 - £5,000 for books for their school, with a specific focus on reading for pleasure. 
  • Culture Leisure and Tourism Fund- The CLTF is now closed for new applications. If you have submitted an application but were waiting on quotes, you have until the 18 August 2023 to email your quotes to If you missed the deadline there will be another round next year.
  • Developing your Creative Practice - funding for individual creative and cultural practitioners is open for grants between £2,000 - £12,000. Deadline 10 August.
  • New 'Find a Grant' service - The government's new 'Find a Grant' will make it easier for organisations to find grants and cut time spent on grant applications. It offers a free central place for businesses, individuals and organisations to find and apply for government grants.

Take a look at the ACED website for all opportunities including ACED funding, training and links to resources.


Arts and Culture East Devon (ACED) is a forum connecting the artistic communities of East Devon and providing a central platform to engage, network, promote and talk about arts and culture across the region