The Innovation Award

This award is for a new initiative, project or way of working that has made your museum or heritage organisation more resilient, innovative or entrepreneurial.

For example, this might include a fundraising project, or a new partnership that has brought something fresh to the way you work, the introduction of a sustainable solution or an innovative idea that’s made a positive difference to the financial stability of the museum.

The award will recognise entrepreneurial and creative thinking that has resulted in your organisation becoming more sustainable in the long term. The activity must be a new area of improvement for your organisation, and have been introduced after 1 January 2016.

This category is open to all museums and heritage organisations with separate awards for smaller and larger organisations.

Museum / Heritage organisation*

Contact name*

(name of contact person for the organisation)

Contact’s position in the organisation*

(e.g. trustee / curator / steward / secretary etc.)

Contact phone number*

Contact email address*

Is your organisation volunteer run?

If not, please answer additional question below.

Number of employed full time equivalent members of staff

Title of your Innovation project/ initiative*

When did the project/ initiative start*

Description of your project/initiative

Please describe the innovation project/initiative using questions 1-4. Please remember to include relevant background information so short-listers can judge the impact of your innovative project (question 3).

What did you do?*

(no more than 150 words)

What was different about this way of working?*

(no more than 150 words)

How has it made a difference?*

(no more than 150 words)

How will it affect your future plans?*

(no more than 150 words)

Accept Terms & Conditions

Please confirm you accept our terms and conditions for entering the awards

Items with an * are compulsory
On entries where a specific word count is stated, anything submitted over after the stated amount will not be considered by the judges.

If you require an offline application form,
click here do download a Word version.