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Small Organisation Membership Bursaries

CultureHive will provide 15 bursaries for people who are:

  • Based in a small organisations

This bursary will cover 50% of the membership cost and if your application is successful, you’ll only need to contribute £75 + VAT towards your membership.

To be considered for a bursary you must work in the cultural sector, be based in England, or work for an organisation based in England, and meet at least one of the following criteria.


  • At least 1 of the 3 named members/event discount nominees is from a BAME background
  • At least 1 of the 3 named members/event discount nominees considers themselves to have a disability
  • Your organisation can provide clear evidence that a diverse workforce is a priority in their business plan.

Please note:

  • Bursaries won’t be awarded to more than one person from the same organisation.
  • For your organisation to be eligible, it must not have previously had an AMA Small Organisation membership or AMA Group membership
  • Your organisation must also meet both Small Organisation Membership criteria:
    • Fewer than 10 individuals
    • AND a turnover of less than £632k OR £316,000 or less on its balance sheet (a.k.a. what HMRC calls a ‘micro-entity’)

How to apply:

Complete the application form on this page by 14 February 2020. If you would like a paper copy please call 01223 578078, email You can also reach us by post: AMA, Sheraton House, Castle Park, Castle Street, Cambridge, CB3 0AX.

Next steps:

The AMA will assess each application and will email all applicants with a final decision by March.

If you are successful we’ll be asking you to share your learning and key takeaways with us, for use in blog posts etc.

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Bursary Application Form

  • Tell us what you hope to get out of attending
  • We're interested in knowing why the bursary is required.
    If you experience more than one type of impairment, please tick all that apply. If your impairment is not listed, please select "Other" and specify in the comments box below.
    As you make your decision, please think about what ethnic group means to you, that is, how you see yourself. Based on the Census 2001 categories; ethnicity is a mixture of culture, religion, skin colour, language and the origins of yourself and your family. It is not the same as nationality. (These are listed alphabetically) 

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