Study Days and Masterclasses | The Association for Cultural Enterprises

Study Days and Masterclasses

All Association training events are designed to deliver practical information and skills that you can apply as soon as you return to your workplace. They are delivered in a supportive and engaging environment by speakers and colleagues drawn from the sector and cover all aspects of retail and commercial operations including image sales, publishing, venue hire, copyright and licencing.
Association training events fall into two distinct categories:
  • Study Days – peer to peer talks attracting a large attendance from the wider membership where colleagues from the sector freely share information and expertise with delegates, covering new ideas and developments in all relevant topics.
  • Masterclasses – smaller, skills based workshops suitable only for Full Members, which address the detail of the subject and offer solutions and strategies for delegates’ particular problems and situations.
Above all, our training events are value for money, affordable and deliver a great return on investment. Added to this are the invaluable networking and community-building aspects of our events which are only found in this environment.
At the heart of these peer-to-peer events is both knowledge and experience which is shared openly and generously by our colleagues. For this reason, and for more complex Intellectual Property reasons, please do not ask if we will share speaker presentations as we are not able to do so in almost all cases.

Costs for events from April 2019 are as follows. Some premium events will command higher prices.


Full Members:  £100              
Associate Members: £120
Non-Members: £250


Full Members:  £175 (plus VAT)
Non-Members: £275 (plus VAT)

Download terms and conditions for our event bookings.



A limited number of bursaries are available for study days each year. This represents the cost of the delegate fee. In order to qualify venues must meet the below criteria:

  • be an independent charity or trust
  • receive 50,000 visitors or less per year

Apply by email to

Please note bursaries are not available for Masterclasses.