Skills Development Grants

  • Port Macquarie - Care and handling of photographs workshop 'To have and to hold'


    Skills Development - Port Macquarie

    Care and handling of photographs workshop 'To have and to hold’

  • Skills Development


    Skills Development - MA Mid North Coast

    Volunteers got the chance to build their skills in disaster preparedness at a workshop organised by the MA Mid North Coast Chapter.

  • Kay Soderland presents a remote workshop on preservation


    Skills Development -Broken Hill Historical Society

    Kay Soderland, Preservation Australia, presents a conservation workshop to museum volunteers in Broken Hill using video conferencing.

  • Museum consultant Margot Jolly with Corowa Federation Museum volunteers


    Skills Development - Corowa Federation Museum

    Museum consultant Margot Jolly conducted an intensive two day workshop at Corowa Federation Museum focusing on collection management. The first day was open to museum volunteers from throughout the region.

  • Skills Initiative Grant - Willougby Museum


    Skills Development - Willougby Museum

    Willoughby Museum volunteers attend a MOSAiC training workshop. The training allowed the museum to better identify provenance, significance and preservation needs of the collection.

Skills Development Grants provide funding to volunteer museums and museum networks for regional or state focused skill development training and networking events.

There are no set categories for funding, and applications for a broad range of projects will be considered. 

Previous Skills Development Grants provided funding for the “Working Spaces for Museum Volunteers” Conferences, regional training workshops on a cataloguing software program, Disaster Planning  and Significance workshops.

Skills Development Grants are open to museums and Aboriginal Cultural Centres (with artefact collections and displays) with up to two full time paid staff members (no more than 70 hours of paid staffing per week) as well as museum networks such as Museums Australia Chapters. 

Please note: Applications must be submitted at least 6 weeks before the activity/event is scheduled to take place.


Closing: Available until funds are expended (no applications accepted after the 29th of October)

Amount: Up to $4,000


For more information read the 2017 Guidelines or contact the Museum Programs and Collections Coordinator







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This is an Arts NSW devolved funding program, administered by Museums & Galleries of NSW on behalf of the NSW Government.

The Museums & Galleries of NSW supports and promotes volunteer, artist run and professionally staffed public museums and galleries, and Aboriginal cultural centres, throughout NSW.

Museums & Galleries of NSW is supported by the NSW Government through Arts NSW.

Museums & Galleries of NSW is assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.

Museums & Galleries of NSW
(M&G NSW) provides programs and services improving the visitor experience in small to medium museums, galleries and Aboriginal cultural centres across NSW.

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