MDNW 2023 Budget Update

Jeremy Hunt presented his first budget yesterday as Chancellor of the Exchequer, with announcements affecting the museums, galleries and heritage sector, including extended tax relief for museums and galleries, a brief mention of addressing public sector pay, and financial support for charities.

Extended tax relief for museums and galleries

Amongst the announcements there was the confirmation that there will be an extension until 2025 of tax relief for theatres, museums and galleries, which will stay at rates of 45%-50%.

Levelling Up Fund

There was also the announcement of a third round of the Levelling Up Fund. It was also said that the new ?400m Levelling Up Partnerships would go toward “areas that include Redcar and Cleveland, Blackburn, Oldham, Rochdale, Mansfield, South Tyneside, and Bassetlaw.”

New Investment Zones

Plans for twelve new ‘investment zones’ across the UK were also announced, with potential for these zones in the West Midlands, Greater Manchester, the Northeast, South Yorkshire, West Yorkshire, East Midlands, Teesside and Liverpool, and one in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Full details on how the budget will affect the museum sector can be found here –

Job Opportunity: Family Arts Campaign

Salary ?33,000 (full time, although we can consider options for part time 0.8 role, on a pro-rata basis)
Location: Remote working (can be based anywhere in the UK)
Apply by 10am, Wednesday 12 April 2023

Interview date: Friday 28 April 2023

The?Family Arts Campaign?is a national initiative to raise the level of families engaging with arts and culture. The Campaign focuses on three main areas of work:

  • Increasing the amount and range of quality artistic work for families
  • Increasing the quality of experience for family members of all ages in attending cultural activities
  • Increase marketing to reach a greater number, and more diverse families

The Family Arts Campaign is at an exciting time of development where, from April 2023, it will begin operating as an independent company, as one of Arts Council England’s national portfolio organisations.

About the Role

At a critical moment for our creative industries, this post will focus on leading some of our key programmes and initiatives, ensuring they are delivered effectively and create positive impact and change.

The Programmes Manager will support the development and delivery of Campaign activity including:

  • Managing the National Family Arts Network programme
  • Expanding Family Arts Campaign’s learning and events programme, including national conferences and leadership symposia
  • Expanding content, research and case studies for shared learning and engagement
  • Project-managing the National Fantastic for Families awards to celebrate best practice and excellence across the cultural sector

Full details on responsibilities and requirements and info on how to apply can be found here –,1DEH4,6M6GGU,5DTEQ,1