Joint AIM NMDC Statement

Following the Arts Council England submission deadline this week, AIM Chair, Andrew Lovett and NMDC Chair, Maria Balshaw have issued a short statement recognising the hard work of colleagues across the sector.

It is important to recognise the enormous effort that reached a high point earlier this week with the deadline for Arts Council England’s 3-year investment programme.

By applying, hundreds of organisations and thousands of staff have done their very best for their current and future audiences.

The time and energy invested in applying demonstrates the sense of obligation they feel: the support they secure will make a difference to peoples’ lives, especially for those areas left behind.

We wish them all the very best as they await decisions in October.

Andrew Lovett OBE, Chair, Association of Independent Museums 

Dr. Maria Balshaw CBE, Chair, National Museums Directors’ Council