MuseumWIDE - Expression of Interest

1. About this project

MuseumWIDE – helping museums to be welcoming, inclusive, diverse and equitable

About the project

MuseumWIDE is a new training and grants programme that aims to help museums in the south east on their journey to be more Welcoming, Inclusive, Diverse and Equitable. 

We are working with Isilda Almeida - a specialist consultant in Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) - to develop a new scheme of work that helps museums embed and develop EDI across their workforce, governance, programming, and collections. 

We are recruiting a cohort of 10 museums who want to take their Equity and Inclusion agenda forward.  The cohort will have access to a wide range of online training sessions and 1-2-1 support from Isilda.

Museums will start by completing a new, ground-breaking self-assessment to evaluate their current EDI position, determine their aspirations for the future, and make plans to meet their goals.

Training starts on the 18 November 2021 with online sessions taking place every Thursday at 10.30am.  This will be a combination of recorded sessions, online live sessions on Zoom, and online Coffee Chats. 

Once the museums have completed the self-assessment and attended the training, they are eligible for a small grant to action the learning they gain from MuseumWIDE.

Deadline for submitting your Expression of Interest is 29 October 2021 (5pm).


1. Museum Contact Details *


2. Applicant details *


3. Is your museum:


4. What are your museum’s current strengths in terms of equity, diversity, and inclusion? *


5. Does your museum have an Equality/Equity Action Plan? *


6. Which areas of equity, diversity and inclusion have you identified as needing improvement? *


7. What do you hope to achieve by taking part in this project? *


8. Do you need assistance to take part in the project? Please tell us how we can support you. *

Participants are expected to take part in each stage of the project.  Please review the ‘About the project’ section to ensure you have the capacity to commit to the project in full.   If capacity is a concern, consider sharing the commitment with other colleagues.

9. Provide the name and email of the nominated member(s) of your team who will be directly involved with the project. *