BAC Cataloguing Grant for Business Archives related to the Arts
The Business Archives Council (BAC) is delighted to announce that additional to its annual cataloguing grant for business archives, this year it is also offering a £2000 cataloguing grant specifically for business archives related to the arts.
The grant’s aim is to support an under-represented area of business archives and to complement wider initiatives for archiving the arts by The National Archives and the recently launched Campaign for Voluntary Sector Archives. Also to:
- provide financial support for institutions/businesses that manage business archives related to the arts
- reach collections that have not yet been prioritised but have potential academic or socio-historical value
- create opportunities for archivists or para-professionals/volunteers to gain experience in listing business collections
- make more arts business collections accessible
We envisage that the £2000 grant will be used over the equivalent of a 4-week period to fund an archive intern or temporary staff member (under professional supervision) to catalogue a discrete collection of business records. This can either be a detailed catalogue of a small collection or a top-level catalogue of a more substantial collection. Grant recipients should provide the BAC with an article for its newsletter, and the catalogue should be made available to the National Register of Archives (published by The National Archives).
We welcome applications from businesses, local record offices, universities, museums, charities, specialised repositories and other organisations that hold business archives of, for example: theatre/film/dance/music/animation companies, art galleries, publishing houses, production companies, photographic/sound recording studios, festivals, heritage companies, tourist attractions etc.
Applicants who have applied to the existing cataloguing grant for business archives previously, including this year, are also welcome to apply.
Any questions should be addressed to Lorna Williams, Trustee of the Business Archives Council (email firstname.lastname@example.org; telephone: 020 7601 4889).
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