August 2, 2016

Our work over the last two years with The Happy Museum has enabled the project to establish itself as a CIC and expand its reach and depth of engagement – and so we are delighted that Arts Council England will be supporting our continuing partnership.  Our work, which explores the social value of the arts, and the philosophy of The Happy Museum, re-imagining museums’ purpose as a steward of people, place and planet, are naturally aligned and we will support them to:

  • launch a new Affiliate Scheme
  • create a sustainable peer skills development network
  • and develop the skills of a diverse workforce in 20 museums.

Our work with The Happy Museum is an example of our expanding role in supporting organisations and individuals across the UK that share our philosophy that the arts, culture and creativity can play an important role in building a kinder, more cohesive society.

“We are delighted to have been awarded Arts Council England’s Museum Resilience Fund to further develop our partnership with The Happy Museum, enabling us to support their work to build more sustainable and resilient museums”  said Tina Corri, Chief Executive, People United.

“We are thrilled to receive this funding, in particular the opportunity it affords to launch our new Affiliate Scheme offering a peer learning network framed by Happy Museum thinking.  We look forward to working with People United to develop our work across the Museum sector”  Hilary Jennings, The Happy Museum.


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