Become a member of the arts' leading commercial network

Join Cultural Enterprises

We believe in the vital importance of the arts and heritage sector to our societies. We represent the commercial activities within this sector, helping to sustain cultural organisations.

Our aim is to promote commercial best practice in the cultural and heritage sector, by providing training and networking opportunities, and facilitating the sharing of information and experience between our members.

Who Can Join?

We have two types of membership, from just £14 per month.

Full Membership Plus is open to any cultural or heritage organisation that has charitable status, or is otherwise run as a not-for-profit organisation. Your business may include retail, eCommerce, catering, publishing, events & hire, filming, and licensing. We welcome organisations regardless of scale and location, with fees based on annual turnover.

Associate Membership is for suppliers, consultants and businesses supporting the cultural sector.

Our Members

Members range from the scale of English Heritage and the National Trust, to local government, cathedrals and churches, world-class museums and art galleries, botanic gardens and parks, zoos, historic buildings & monuments, and independent arts & heritage centres. To name a few.

We have members across the whole of the UK, as well as from Philadelphia to Dublin, Melbourne to Antwerp. Gain connections and expertise across disciplines and across borders.

View our current Full Members directory.

Join the Community

Full Membership Plus

For venues and cultural organisations, from £14 per month

Associate

For suppliers, consultants, and other sector support

A number of membership bursaries are available for smaller organisations – find out more

Full Member Plus Benefits

Full Membership of the Association for Cultural Enterprises offers a unique opportunity to learn and share experiences with the biggest network of professionals in the commercial cultural sector. Our training events and resources are designed to maximise income from across your commercial activities. 

The great news is that once your organisation has joined the Association, the benefits of membership are available to all employees.

Join the Community

Full Membership Plus

For venues and cultural organisations, from £14 per month

Associate

For suppliers, consultants, and other sector support

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