Welcome to Cultural Enterprises

The Association for Cultural Enterprises is the only charity and trade body for the cultural sector that brings together education, experience and best practice in cultural income generation, representing over 1,850 sites across the UK and beyond.

Booking is now open for the Cultural Enterprises Conference and Trade Show – sharing knowledge and best practice from all types of cultural venues across all areas of commercial activity.

Featuring 40+ speakers from across the sector and hundreds of delegates.

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Training and Networking

Our Masterclasses and other training and networking events are designed to help you and your teams grow your commercial skills, develop new contacts and maximise income for your organisation.

Arts & Culture Podcast

Our new podcast Arts & Culture features exclusive behind the scenes insights from museums, galleries and heritage sites around the UK. Join us as we discover innovation and best practice in the sector.

Seeds of Change

Our new £10k prize fund will support and encourage sustainable initiatives in the cultural sector, putting sustainability at the heart of creative decision making in cultural income generation.

Find a Supplier

Browse our supplier directory for gorgeous unique gifts and homewares, books, toys, cards and prints, jewellery, fashion and much more, as well as suppliers of services and consultancy.

An online training resource, CPD accredited and FREE to all Members

Online, On Demand

With more than 40 courses, the Cultural Enterprises Academy is an invaluable resource on best practice and commercial excellence.

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Expert Training

Courses cover key areas in revenue generation including retail, ecommerce, publishing, catering, events & venue hire, digital, business skills and more.

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CPD Certified

All Cultural Enterprises Academy courses are CPD certified so you can be sure of their quality, independent advice, and transferability.

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Latest blogs

The Experiential Visitor Café

“Less and less people are going out just for a drink and there are also a significant number that don’t […]

Cultural Enterprises Announces New Chair of Trustees

Throughout her career Melanie has worked in iconic venues and on a wide array of projects and initiatives. Her passion […]

Out of Copyright: Clarification of the Law

The recent Court of Appeal case of THJ v Sheridan, which centred on the copyright in a GUI (graphical user […]

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