Category: Workshops

Arts Fundraising and Philanthropy Courses

arts_fundraising_philanthropyArts Fundraising & Philanthropy are offering a variety of fundraising training sessions for arts professionals.

Arts Fundraising and Philanthropy Courses
Where: Birmingham
When: Various
Cost: £0-£135

Click on the courses below to find out more:

Capital Fundraising
11 December 2019

Be a Trustee
23 January 2020

Be a Chair
26 March 2020

They also offer the following free ‘microlearning modules’ via their e-learning platform:

Trustees Leading Fundraising

Ethical Fundraising

What is Consent?

Why Individual Giving?

 

Balancing Act: Collections Care in Historic Buildings

Friday 15th November
Engine Shed, Stirling

From Historic Environment Scotland:

Presenting museum and heritage collections in historic buildings can enhance the visitor experience and understanding of a place, but it is not without its challenges.

Creating a stable environment can be tricky, buildings cannot necessarily be adapted for collections needs, and increasing visitor demand can mean increased risk.

Collections and conservation staff from a range of organisations including Historic Environment Scotland and the Scottish Maritime Museum will discuss how they tackle collections care challenges in their own institutions.

To book a ticket, click here.

 

Museum Essentials Workshop: Social Media

Thursday 5th December
Lancashire Conservation Studios, Preston
10:30 – 16:30
FREE

As part of the Museum Essentials programme, we will be joined by award-winning Digital Training and Services company DigiEnable, for a day on how to optimise social media platforms and your museum’s content to reach wider and new audiences, converting these into direct footfall through your doors.

The workshop will examine the range of free social media platforms available and how creation and curation can be used to nurture online advocacy, how to maximise time spent online using technology and techniques, and understand why social listening and dark social are becoming an increasingly important part of your marketing strategy.

You will leave this workshop with a range of simple to implement strategies, which will assist you in making sure the messages from your museum are hitting their intended target.

To book a place, please visit our Eventbrite page.

Regional SMART workshops – Dates announced

From the Society for Museum Archaeology:

Are you a non-specialist working or volunteering with archaeological collections and archives? Would you like to learn more about how to manage archaeological material and use archaeological collections to engage and inspire people of all ages?

As part of the SMART project, SMA is running 4 regional workshops in 2019 and 2020. They are primarily designed to meet the needs of those people working in museums (including volunteers) who want to gain a better understanding of how to care for, manage and unlock the potential of archaeological collections in their museums, and particularly for those who are less-experienced, or for whom archaeology might not be their primary area of expertise.

The dates for the workshops are:

  • North-west: 19th November 2019 at The People’s History Museum, Manchester
  • South-west: 4th December 2019 at The Royal Albert
  • Memorial Museum, Exeter
  • North-east: 17th January 2020 at The Great North Museum: Hancock, Newcastle
  • South-east: w/c 3rd February 2020, venue to be confirmed

We have 20 spaces and the workshops are free to attend with lunch and refreshments provided. A travel bursary of £50 is available for each attendee. Click here for more information

New opportunities to share and develop museum archaeology skills – apply now

Do you work in a museum with archaeology collections, but no access to specialist expertise? Or are you an experienced museum archaeologist keen to share your archaeology knowledge, develop your leadership and gain new insight into the broader sector?

As part of the SMART project, The Society for Museum Archaeology is looking for participants for a new skills-sharing programme, organised in partnership with the South East Museum Development programme.

For more information, click here.

Money & Medals Network numismatic workshops

Money & Medals Network numismatic workshops

A limited number of Arts Council England travel bursaries are available for each of these events to support those within England who are otherwise unable to attend. These will be offered on a first come, first served basis so if you would like one please email mmn@britishmuseum.org as soon as possible.

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Coin depicting Alexander the Great – Manchester Museum

Numismatic Documentation and Photography Training Day

Yorkshire Museum

Friday 4th October 2019, 10:00-16:30

This free event is being run by Andrew Woods from York Museums Trust and is open to anyone working or volunteering with numismatic collections in museums in Yorkshire and beyond. There are just a few places left – to book a place, or to enquire about the bursaries, please email mmn@britishmuseum.org

Money and Medals North East Training Day

Great North Museum – Hancock, Newcastle-upon-Tyne

Wednesday 27th November, 10:00-17:00

This, the second MMN event to be held in the North East, will focus on numismatic display, conservation, education and outreach projects and will feature speakers from the Grosvenor Museum in Chester, the Museum on the Mound in Edinburgh and the British Museum. To book a place, or to enquire about the bursaries, please email mmn@britishmuseum.org

Bid Writing Workshop – 10 October

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Museum Essentials: Bid Writing – workshop by Museum Development North West

Date and Time: Thu, 10 October 2019 – 10:00 – 16:00

Location: Lancashire Conservation Studios, St Mary’s Street, Preston PR1 5LN

Led by Laura Drane, this workshop has been developed to help individuals and small/ medium-sized organisations feel more confident in writing bids and making applications for funding.

The material covers:

  • sources of funding (public and statutory, private, Lottery, trust and foundations, etc);
  • key things to remember;
  • stages from application to award to evaluation;
  • tips and tricks;
  • signposting for further information.

It also comes with two resource sheets for delegates to take away.

To book please visit this page.

Navigating the Art Market course

Details about a new professional development opportunity delivered by the Art Fund in partnership with Sotheby’s Institute of Art.navigating-the-art-market.jpg

Art Fund is pleased to be offering again this year free places on Navigating the Art Market, a course which will provide museum professionals with a practical understanding of the art market through a combination of online sessions and a one-day seminar in London.

When: Online sessions 7-28 October. Seminar day Friday 1 November 2019
Where: Sotheby’s Institute of Art, 30 Bedford Square, London WC1B 3EE
Who: Early career curators interested in gaining a practical understanding of the art market and more experienced curators wishing to refresh their knowledge
Cost: Free to attend (includes lunch)

The course will cover:

  • An overview and introduction to the art market
  • Guidance on how to buy at auction
  • Tools and resources for how to understand and analyse the art market
  • Provenance and due diligence research
  • The process of authentication and condition reporting
  • Title claim checks and registration

More details and information on how to apply can be found here. The deadline for applications is Wednesday 18 September.

 

MDNW: NEW Demystifying Funding Programme

Funding continues to be a hot topic for museums across the UK – how to secure it, ethical fundraising and what is the best use of scarce resources.  Here in the North West we want to tackle these issues head on.

Museum Development North West and the North West Development Network (a volunteer run network of fundraising professionals in the North West) are joining forces  this autumn to offer practical advice and support on fundraising. Together with funding organisations, we are delivering a three-part programme which will consist of two workshops and project support:

Session 1 – Wednesday 25th September at Chetham’s Library, Manchester: Variety of funders (ACE, NLHF, AIM, MA, Art Fund, Paul Hamlyn Foundation) to deliver sessions on their grant programmes accessible to museums and will include processes, case studies and application guidance. To book a place at session 1, visit our Eventbrite page.

Session 2 – Friday 22nd November at Lancashire Conservation Studios, Preston: Surgery day with the funders to discuss ideas and applications. The surgery sessions will be bookable via Alex Bird – alexander.bird@manchester.ac.uk

In between the sessions, we will be offering FREE application and project development support from expert members of the North West Development Network. This support is only available to those working in non-NPO, non-National, Accredited Museums. If you have a project in mind and would like to access the FREE support from a member of the North West Development Network, get in touch with Alex Bird.

 Navigating the Art Market

When: Online sessions 7-28 October. Seminar day Friday 1 November 2019
Where: Sotheby’s Institute of Art, 30 Bedford Square, London WC1B 3EE
Who: Early career curators interested in gaining a practical understanding of the art market and more experienced curators wishing to refresh their knowledge
Cost: Free to attend (includes lunch)

Navigating the Art Market, in partnership with Sotheby’s Institute of Art, will provide museum professionals with a practical understanding of the art market through a combination of online sessions and a one-day seminar in London, with free places supported by Art Fund and Sotheby’s Institute of Art.

Online sessions will be available for course participants to access at any time in the four weeks preceding the seminar course and for one month after. The seminar in London will offer an opportunity to review online material, network with curators and art-world experts.

The course will cover:

  • An overview and introduction to the art market
  • Guidance on how to buy at auction
  • Tools and resources for how to understand and analyse the art market
  • Provenance and due diligence research
  • The process of authentication and condition reporting
  • Title claim checks and registration

More details and information on how to apply can be found on the Art Fund’s website. The deadline for applications is Wednesday 18 September 2019.

Artswork Training Courses

Creative Facilitation
25th September 2019, 10 am – 4.15 pm, HOME, Manchester

£150pp, limited bursary places available

This one-day course provides an introduction to a creative approach to group facilitation. It aims to encourage, develop and inspire those with responsibility to lead others through a facilitative process, be it for the purposes of team building, consultation, idea-generation or training.

To find out more and book, click here.


Measuring Impact: Evaluating Projects by, with and for Young People
6th November 2019, 10 am – 4.15 pm, Tate Liverpool

£150pp, limited bursary places available

Designed to help you cultivate meaningful and beneficial modes of evaluating creative projects with young people, this course will guide you through creative examples and useful case studies as you prepare to develop and review your own evaluation processes and models.

To find out more and book, click here.



Child Protection and Safeguarding in the Arts and Cultural Sector
15th November 2019, 10 am – 4.15 pm, Tullie House, Carlisle

Special rate fee: £90pp

Of benefit to individuals and organisations looking to update their understanding of child protection legislation and best practice, this course provides a full update on current child protection legislation. The day will provide in-depth practical advice to help you develop sensible structures and build confidence around child protection issues, within the context of developing and delivering creative and cultural projects for children and young people.

To find out more and book, click here.