Welcome to Cultural Enterprises

Who Are We?

We support commercial excellence and help maximise income for hundreds of arts, cultural heritage organisations in the UK and around the world.

Our programme of digitally delivered training gives you and your teams the tools to maximise commercial income for your organisation. See what’s on

Why Join?

We provide unrivalled networking, shared skills and experience, training, events and digital content. Find out more and how to join

Survive and Thrive

Become a member and everyone in your organisation can access member benefits.

Events and Resources

Training Events

Our online Masterclasses, panel discussions, webinars and workshops are designed to help you and your teams maximise income for your organisation at this critical time. 

eCommerce Benchmarking

Our annual eCommerce Benchmarking Report is out now for members to access, allowing you to compare your online retail performance against others in the sector.

Virtual Talking Forums

These free events are a great opportunity to network with colleagues across the sector, sharing knowledge and best practice. Regional, national and topic-based groups available.

Cultural Enterprises Awards

See all the amazing winners of the Cultural Enterprises Awards 2021, showcasing the very best of creativity and success in cultural income generation across the sector.

An online training resource, free for all Membership Plus organisations, or available to buy individually for a small charge.

Online Training, On Demand

Free with Membership Plus

With 40 courses planned by 2022, the Cultural Enterprises Academy is an invaluable resource on best practice and commercial excellence.

Find out more

Courses on Income Generation

Featuring experts in the sector

Courses cover key areas in revenue generation including retail, ecommerce and publishing. Coming soon: catering, events & hire, PR, digital skills, marketing, and many more.

View current courses



The Cultural Enterprises Podcast features interviews, expert advice, case studies and experience from key figures across the cultural sector. Series 1 and 2 are available to listen to now.

Explore our series

Latest blogs

Association for Cultural Enterprises Announces Three New Trustees

The Association for Cultural Enterprises is delighted to announce the appointment of three new trustees to our Board… Gabriela Gandolfini […]

Cultural Enterprises Mentoring Programme

One of the ways in which the Association aims to support its members is through the provision of development opportunities. […]

The Way Ahead: Financial Planning for the Culture Sector

Whilst it’s been a challenging 18 months for the cultural sector financially, cultural organisations have responded positively, seeking out new […]

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