Open Palace Programme Bursaries for 2017

The Open Palace Programme is delighted to announce that we have been successful in achieving funding 4 bursaries this year.

Two of these bursaries will take the form of a reduction of £500 to the full programme fee and all applicants will be considered for these.

Two of these bursaries and especially dedicated by national Museums Associations. 

We are delighted to introduce The Museums Australia Bursary.

This brand new award is sponsored by Museums Australia, the national association for the museums and galleries sector, committed to protecting and promoting Australia's arts, culture and heritage. Museums Australia are also committed to furthering the professional development of all their members and this bursary represents their support of global initiatives that address this aim. 

This bursary is worth £1000 and when awarded will be deducted from the full OPP fee for 2017.

Applicants must be citizens of Australia and Individual Members of Museums Australia or work for a Museum Member at the time of application to be considered for this bursary.

We are also delighted to introduce The Museums Aotearoa Bursary.

This brand new award is sponsored by Museums Aotearoa, New Zealand's professional association for public museums and art galleries, and those who work in or with them. Museums Aotearoa are committed to furthering the professional development of all their members and this bursary represents their support of global initiatives that address this aim.

This bursary is worth £750 and when awarded will be deducted from the full OPP fee for 2017.

Applicants for this bursary must be citizens of New Zealand and Individual Members of Museums Aotearoa or work for a Museum Member at the time of application to be considered for this bursary.

All these bursaries are aimed at those who have demonstrated a particularly strong commitment to the heritage sector through voluntary or paid work and will take into account the age and career stage of the applicant. You will be automatically considered for all relevant bursaries once you have applied but it is advisable to make sure that you detail your voluntary and paid experience in the heritage sector in your application statement. All OPP applications will be assessed for a bursary on a case-by-case basis and will be notified about whether they have gained a bursary by December 2016.  The decision of The Open Palace Programme Panel is final and the Open Palace Programme Secretariat will not enter into any discussion or correspondence about it.