Category: Workshops

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.

National Football Museum Museums Short Course

From the National Football Museum:

On the July 15th National Football Museum will be opening its doors for anyone to come and try out a FREE short course. The sessions will be a couple of hours each and will give you an insight into the museum industry through our object handling, gallery exploration and creative learning classes.

For more information see the event flyer.

Clore Emerging Leaders and Leadership Intensive Residential Courses

Applications now open!

Emerging Leaders is an intensive course providing the essential skills and tools required by cultural leaders in the early stages of their careers. Grounded in experiential learning and rich with real-life examples shared by experts from across the cultural and corporate sectors, Emerging Leaders provides professional and personal development for individuals who want to lead and make an impact within the cultural sector.

Emerging Leaders has been designed for individuals at an early stage in their career who aspire to lead. Typically Emerging Leaders course participants will have between 2-5 years’ experience in the cultural sector and will have had some experience of managing projects or people; are perhaps looking to take on an enhanced role and need to acquire new skills to be successful; and have undertaken some sector relevant skills development training.

Find out more here.

Closing date for all applications: 12.00pm on Tuesday 11th June.

MDNW Emerging Leaders Programme 2019: Management and Leadership Essentials – DEADLINE TODAY

We’re still taking applications for our latest Emerging Leaders Programme for 2019. After a short-break, this popular leadership development programme for early career professionals has returned, and applications for 2019 are now being accepted.

Emerging Leaders: Management and Leadership Essentials is a professional development programme designed to help you build the skills you need to be a successful manager and leader. Aimed at early-career professionals with line management or supervisor responsibilities, this six-month programme is recognised by ILM and includes:

  • Six full-day subject and skills-based workshops in key areas such as leadership styles, coaching, influencing and personal resilience, as well as follow-up activities between the workshops to help you apply your learning back at work;
  • An opportunity to seek 360° feedback at work to help you understand your skills strengths and areas for development;
  • Time for you to work on your own personal development planning, including 1:1 coaching with the programme leaders;
  • Opportunities to work with other participants, sharing knowledge and experiences;
  • Study membership of the Institute of Leadership and Management for the duration of the programme, including access to a wide range of online resources to support your learning.

The programme will start in June and run until November 2019.

About the trainers:
The programme will be run by Alex Lindley and Shirley Collier.

Alex Lindley is a Chartered member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and has worked in Learning and Development and Human Resource Management for over 10 years. She has delivered workshops and programmes covering areas such as leadership development, personal skills, organisational and cultural change and has spent time as a mentor for new leaders. She now works primarily with the heritage and cultural sector, but brings leadership insights and best practice from a wide range of sectors and organisations, from small volunteer run museums to international banks – and a great deal in between!

Shirley Collier has 20 years’ experience in museums and management – including several years as CEO of Scarborough Museums Trust – giving her personal and practical experience of many of the issues which affect early career professionals in the sector. She has developed and delivered training for a range of organisations, from national museums to small independent museums. Shirley also works as an executive coach, focusing on transition – changing roles, promotions, moving sectors – and resilience, resourcefulness and motivation.

How to apply
There are 10 places available for those working in Accredited museums in the North West on the programme this year, and you either nominate yourself or be nominated. Please note that people working in NPOs or National Museums are not eligible to apply for this programme.

If you are interested in applying, please complete the Emerging Leaders Application Form. The form includes a section for you and a section for your line manager to support your application. It is important that you have your line manager’s support for taking part throughout the programme, so please ensure both sections of the form are completed.

To view all policies related to the administration of this programme, including the Data Protection and Privacy policy, click here.

Please send all applications to Alex Bird, Museum Development Officer (Workforce and Skills) – alexander.bird@manchester.ac.uk by 5pm Friday 17th May.

There is no charge for participation but because places are limited there will be a drop-out fee of £150 per delegate if delegates are unable to take up a place once it has been offered or do not complete the programme.

If you would like more information about the programme please contact Alex Bird alternatively you can read the evaluation post about our 2017 Programme.

 

Industrial Heritage Network North West workshop

Empowering, relevant, dynamic – using industrial history collections to engage and inspire
National Waterways Museum, Ellesmere Port
10am-3.30pm, 6th June 2019

Since 2014 Museum Development North West has run an informal industrial heritage network with the Industrial Heritage Support Officer (IHSO) at Historic England. From May 2019 this network will be taken over fully by the IHSO and run as one of the regional industrial heritage support networks set up across the country. More details about the North West network are here – https://industrialheritagenetworks.com/ihn-north-west/.

The first event for the new network will be a workshop at the National Waterways Museum on 6thJune, on the theme ‘Empowering, relevant, dynamic – using industrial history collections to engage and inspire’. To book a place at the workshop, or to join the network, please email Joanna Turska, Industrial Heritage Support Officer at joanna.turska@ironbridge.org.uk.

 

MDNW Emerging Leaders Programme 2019: Management and Leadership Essentials

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS – FRIDAY 17TH MAY

We’re still taking applications for our latest Emerging Leaders Programme for 2019. After a short-break, this popular leadership development programme for early career professionals has returned, and applications for 2019 are now being accepted.

Emerging Leaders: Management and Leadership Essentials is a professional development programme designed to help you build the skills you need to be a successful manager and leader. Aimed at early-career professionals with line management or supervisor responsibilities, this six-month programme is recognised by ILM and includes:

  • Six full-day subject and skills-based workshops in key areas such as leadership styles, coaching, influencing and personal resilience, as well as follow-up activities between the workshops to help you apply your learning back at work;
  • An opportunity to seek 360° feedback at work to help you understand your skills strengths and areas for development;
  • Time for you to work on your own personal development planning, including 1:1 coaching with the programme leaders;
  • Opportunities to work with other participants, sharing knowledge and experiences;
  • Study membership of the Institute of Leadership and Management for the duration of the programme, including access to a wide range of online resources to support your learning.

The programme will start in June and run until November 2019.

About the trainers:
The programme will be run by Alex Lindley and Shirley Collier.

Alex Lindley is a Chartered member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and has worked in Learning and Development and Human Resource Management for over 10 years. She has delivered workshops and programmes covering areas such as leadership development, personal skills, organisational and cultural change and has spent time as a mentor for new leaders. She now works primarily with the heritage and cultural sector, but brings leadership insights and best practice from a wide range of sectors and organisations, from small volunteer run museums to international banks – and a great deal in between!

Shirley Collier has 20 years’ experience in museums and management – including several years as CEO of Scarborough Museums Trust – giving her personal and practical experience of many of the issues which affect early career professionals in the sector. She has developed and delivered training for a range of organisations, from national museums to small independent museums. Shirley also works as an executive coach, focusing on transition – changing roles, promotions, moving sectors – and resilience, resourcefulness and motivation.

How to apply
There are 10 places available for those working in Accredited museums in the North West on the programme this year, and you either nominate yourself or be nominated. Please note that people working in NPOs or National Museums are not eligible to apply for this programme.

If you are interested in applying, please complete the Emerging Leaders Application Form. The form includes a section for you and a section for your line manager to support your application. It is important that you have your line manager’s support for taking part throughout the programme, so please ensure both sections of the form are completed.

To view all policies related to the administration of this programme, including the Data Protection and Privacy policy, click here.

Please send all applications to Alex Bird, Museum Development Officer (Workforce and Skills) – alexander.bird@manchester.ac.uk by 5pm Friday 17th May.

There is no charge for participation but because places are limited there will be a drop-out fee of £150 per delegate if delegates are unable to take up a place once it has been offered or do not complete the programme.

If you would like more information about the programme please contact Alex Bird alternatively you can read the evaluation post about our 2017 Programme.

Artswork training courses

Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults in the Arts and Cultural Sector
13th June 2019, 10am-4.15pm
HOME, Manchester

The course:
This new course has been designed for individuals and organisations looking to update their understanding of safeguarding legislation and best practice, specifically when working with vulnerable adults in the creative, cultural and heritage sectors. You will explore what is meant by the term “vulnerable adult” in the context of your work and will develop approaches for recognising and responding to the different types of abuse associated with adults at risk.

This engaging course will look at sector specific case studies and examples and will offer practical advice and tools to help you develop sensible structures and build confidence around issues relating to working with vulnerable adults. You will spend some focussed time exploring the particular challenges facing young adults (age 18-30).

Further information and bookings:
The fee for this course is £150pp, this includes lunch, refreshments and a certificate of attendance.

For further information and to book your place please visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/safeguarding-vulnerable-adults-in-the-arts-and-cultural-sectors-tickets-53134741442, or contact a member of the Professional Development Team via: 02380 332491 / training@artswork.org.uk

 

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

The course:
This 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. Throughout the day, we will be using a number of different interactive exercises and games in order to illustrate content. We will also look at group dynamics, communication issues and different learning styles in order to explore how these might be of impact. This course seeks to stimulate your imagination and send you home with ideas and examples of how to develop a creative approach to group facilitation within your own context.

Further information and bookings:
The fee for this course is £150pp, this includes lunch, refreshments and a certificate of attendance.

For further information and to book your place please visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/creative-facilitation-with-young-people-tickets-59533959676, or contact a member of the Professional Development Team via: 02380 332491 /training@artswork.org.uk