From The National Archives:
Creative Income Generation Workshop
We are pleased to offer a new training opportunity for people working within the archive sector. The Creative Income Generation workshop will help you achieve enhanced sustainable income generation which will make your archive service more resilient. The workshop is running on 4 February in London and 25 February in Manchester and is fully funded for people working in the archive sector as part of The National Archives’ Archives Unlocked delivery programme.
Who should attend: This course has been designed to be appropriate for anyone working within the archive sector, from front line leaders to service leaders. This course is a must for anyone who is responsible for the income generation and resilience of an archive service. This course will enable archive leaders to respond well to immediate and longer-term opportunities so that the services can continue to have an increasingly positive impact on people and communities.
Learning objectives: You will leave the workshop with the following:
- Clear understanding about the meaning and scope of ‘income generation’ within archive services
- Enhanced insight to the concept of creativity
- Clear understanding of a process and techniques that they can implement within their service to enable creative income generation (including a comprehensive resource pack)
- Enhanced skills in key areas of creative income generation
- Knowledge of existing income generation practice within the sector
- A resource of peers to support future creative income generation
To book the training course in Kew on 4 February 2020, 9.30am – 5pm, please use this link.
To book the training course in Manchester on 25 February 2020, 9.30am – 5pm, please use this link.
If you have any questions please email email@example.com
Save the Date: DALE Event, Thursday 13 February
The next DALE event will be taking place on Thursday 13 February, 10am- 4pm at the Library of Birmingham. The subject will be Digital Advocacy, and will include sessions on making the case for digital preservation, talking to IT departments, and advocating for users. The full programme and booking details will be released shortly.
Archives, Health and Wellbeing Survey
As part of our leadership role for the archives sector, The National Archives is taking a keen interest in the growing health and wellbeing movement, and its potential benefits to culture and heritage organisations and their audiences. We believe there are a number of ways in which the archives sector could benefit from the recent surge in interest in health and wellbeing from the health and social care sectors, local and central government, and the general public.
We have put together an initial survey to find out more about related work already happening in archives, and to gauge the level of interest across the sector. We are interested in both ‘business as usual’ archives activity considered in terms of wellbeing and in projects and activities with a specific health and wellbeing focus.
Whether or not your service already has experience of health and wellbeing work, we would love to hear your views.
Depending on how much work you have done in this field, this survey should take between 5 and 30 minutes to complete. Almost all the questions are optional but, if you are happy for us to contact you about your answers, or if you are interested in joining an informal community of interest around archives and health and wellbeing, please do enter your contact details at the end of the survey. The survey will be open until the end of January 2020.
For more information and to take part in the survey here.
Meet the Funders Event
We are hosting a Meet the Funders Event at London Metropolitan Archives on the 18th February. The aim of this workshop is to give colleagues working in the archive sector a flavour of the funding sources available to them, including the National Lottery Heritage Fund, the V&A Purchase Grant Fund, and the Friends of the National Libraries/National Manuscripts Conservation Trust.
During the day there will be informal discussions, advice to individual organisations thinking of applying, presentations and roundtable surgeries with each of the funders, as well as a chance to find out more about The National Archives’ Archives Revealed and new Collaborate & Innovate programmes.
To book your place please click here.