The Commission process

A first round of awards to six UK museums and galleries were made in 2011 as part of this  groundbreaking programme to see how museums can create new civic spaces to help society transition to a high well-being, more sustainable world.  These initial projects were funded by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation. In 2012 a further round of six awards were made through funding received from the Arts Council. In July 2013 we announced a third round of awards as part of a wider programme funded by Arts Council England’s Renaissance Strategic support fund and CyMAL, Wales. 10 museums and galleries from England and Wales have been selected to show how museums can support the transition to a high well-being, sustainable society -  bringing the total of Happy Museum Commissions to 22.

 

Dragons' Den Happy Museum-style at the Second Symposium

Dragons’ Den Happy Museum-style at the Second Symposium