The inter-generational Future Village project at ESRO, courtesy of East Sussex Archives

The Department for Culture, Media and Sport funds us to deliver:

  • a single leadership role for the archives sector in England 
  • Archives for the 21st Century In Action: Refreshed
  • strategic sector engagement, helping archives services and their parent bodies to respond to government policy, and to develop in ways that strengthen the national network of provision 
  • a policy information and advice role for government

Together with partners we aim to:

  • encourage new thinking and initiatives in the sector
  • develop and implement an accreditation scheme for archives
  • inform government policy
  • ensure archives are embedded in Arts Council England's wider cultural offering

We work with Arts Council England on several initiatives and have agreed our approach to working together in a Memorandum of Understanding, below.

Access to initiatives managed by the Arts Council England (PDF, 0.03Mb)

Memorandum of Understanding (PDF, 0.12Mb)

Other partnerships include:

Additionally, many of our current initiatives are delivered in partnership with archives and interested bodies.


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