The Great Exhibition of The North, the largest event in the country this year, is changing perceptions of the North of England – and our wealth of great museums are fundamental to that. The team at GEON want to spotlight your events, experiences, workshops, projects and initiatives that share the spirit of the Great Exhibition (that will reach over 77 million people across the UK and the world…nothing to sneeze at).
Here they can show the world all the exciting things happening in the North. Just take a look at their Inspired By Map to see what’s happening so far…
They want the map to cover all corners of the North! Submissions that meet the criteria will be officially recognised as part of the ‘Inspired by’ programme:
- Takes place in the North of England;
- Will be happening across the Summer of 2018 (between 22nd June and 9th September);
- Helps to tell a positive story about the North of England’s role in shaping the present and the future;
- Showcases the North’s great art, culture, design or innovation;
- Is fully formed with finalised details, ready for public promotion;
The quickest, easiest way to submit your project is via this online form: https://getnorth2018.com/get-involved/inspired-by/submit-event/
If you have any questions, ideas, proposals or problems – just email Ged Matthews, ‘Inspired by’ Great Exhibition of the North – Engagement Manager at email@example.com.
In 2017 Arts Council England launched a light-touch review of the Accreditation scheme. Museums were invited to submit their thoughts and ideas.
The scheme will be relaunched later this year, but in the meantime here is an overview of the results of the survey. View the Accreditation Infographic here.
MDNWs’ new Age Friendly Accessibility programme 2018-19 is now open for applications. This programme has been developed by MDNW with Kingswood Age Confident and aims to support a maximum of six museums that have Areas for Improvement (AFIs) in Accreditation section 3.1.5 or those that demonstrate a commitment to improving accessibility across different levels of service in line with new Arts Council England supported Age Friendly Standards.
For further details please read the Age Friendly Access Programme Information and to apply complete the Age Friendly Access programme EOI form and email it back to: firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday 13th April 2018.
The applications will then be assessed and places allocated according to demonstrated need.
Participating organisations would need to commit to sending a representative to each of the two workshops on the 18th April and 21st November 2018 and full participation in the site specific consultancy support session.