Training & Mentoring

We offer mentoring, bespoke training, and professional development support to suit your needs.

Do you need one-off or more long-term support in developing ideas, planning projects, increasing expertise, or tackling a challenge? We are flexible, approachable and responsive, and can provide support in person or remotely.

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Bright Culture is experienced and passionate about assisting people working in the arts and heritage sector in their professional development. We can provide individual mentoring, facilitation for Action Learning Sets or deliver bespoke training.

Our Services include

  • Designing and delivering bespoke training for museums, arts and heritage organisations, and community groups in evaluation, audience development & community engagement, interpretation, volunteering, and all related areas.
  • Advising, setting up, and facilitating Action Learning Sets, working with a small group of peers with the intention of moving issues and challenges forward.
  • Acting as a critical friend go support the development and scoping of ideas and project plans, and turning these into reality, including the submission of funding applications to NLHF.
  • 1:1 mentoring for individuals, which can include: advice on career development, offering different perspectives, structuring goals, understanding a situation or problem, and encouraging self-reflection.
  • Setting up and the management of peer networks and steering groups within museum and heritage environments.
  • Designing and delivering inspiring museum and heritage visit programmes for heritage professionals.
  • Supporting teams and individuals in reviewing, developing, and articulating their objectives and implementing strategies and plans to achieve these.


Training and Mentoring Case Studies

Project Mentoring & Delivery

Supporting St Margaret’s, Thimbleby to deliver their National Lottery Heritage Fund project.

St Margaret's Church, Thimbleby

Bath Spa Training

Bespoke training in project management & evaluation for MA students at Bath Spa University.

Bath Spa University

Market Town Museums’ Network

Facilitating a network of museums across the East Midlands.

Museums Development East Midlands

St Denys Church

Mentoring and advisory support for conservation and interpretation planning.

Parish of South Lafford

Milton Keynes Audiences

Mentoring to support bespoke solutions to increase & widen engagement.

Milton Keynes Arts & Heritage Association


Bright Culture offered an efficient and effective solution to our project requirements, meeting the brief and deadlines, providing support and guidance at every step. They were professional and approachable, engaging well with a wide variety of groups and individuals.

Project Manager   Rother District Council