Tagged: AMA

AMA NW & NE Network Meeting

Monday 12th June
Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery, Carlisle
12:30 – 15:30

This is a chance to meet informally to share and support each other with our AMA no matter what stage you are at in the process.

Those who can join us will have a chance to find out more about the exhibition, to quiz  Gill Goodfellow, Exhibitions Officer and Tour the latest major exhibition – Hadrians Cavalry Exhibition for free with Gill Goodfellow and Simon Jackson.

To help with refreshments and staffing please confirm you are able to attend by noon on Saturday 10th June via email to : malancaster@btinternet.com

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AMA Conference Bursaries

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Four AMA conference 2017 bursaries available for people working in Museums, Galleries or Heritage

The Arts Marketing Association (AMA) are offering four bursaries for people working in Museums, Galleries or Heritage to attend this year’s AMA conference — The Value of Everything in Belfast.

Each of these four bursaries will cover up to 50% of your delegate cost. Apply for a chance to enjoy a stimulating few days, hear from worldwide thought leaders and meet 600+ like-minded arts, culture and heritage professionals.

To apply, simply:

  • Download and complete the short application form
  • Send it back to laurie@a-m-a.co.uk by Tuesday 9 May

Find out more about the AMA conference bursaries

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Future Proof Museums Open for Applications

Future Proof Museums is an intensive development programme proven to facilitate transformational change and significantly improve the resilience of museums.

After two successful cohorts, the AMA are now looking for 20 more museums to take part in this three-stage programme which includes in-house diagnostic sessions with your team, a three-day residential and on-going mentoring and facilitation.

The first two cohorts have proven successful in sparking passion for change and giving confidence to CEOs in their ability to lead change. The ten-month intensive programme results in more resilient organisations able to change, adapt, influence and remain relevant to an ever-changing external environment.

We are looking for a diverse group of participants to apply to take part in Future Proof Museums; small, mid or large scale museums, from a broad range of regions in England, and a variety of type of museum – from natural history to art, from science to social history, from independent to university-run.

If you’re interested in leading a more resilient organisation, the simple application form and further information can be found on the AMA website. The deadline for applications is 5pm on Tuesday 25 April 2017.

“Future Proof Museums resulted in tangible outcomes. The intensity, the dialogue, the strong tools and excellent support produced the practical outcomes most training programmes don’t deliver or that dilute very quickly.”
Tim Desmond, CEO, Galleries of Justice

“The programme gave me the space and resources to look at how to further develop the museum. The post-residential mentoring gave me increased capacity to achieve what we needed in order to implement change and move on to the next phase. Our new business plan also enabled us to secure ACE Museum Resilience Funding to take forward plans for organisational change.”
Katy Ashton, Director, People’s History Museum

“A key insight for me was to observe the strength and confidence of the team working together and the considerable unanimity of shared views about the museum’s character and purpose.”
Kate Arnold-Forster, Director, Museum of English Rural Life

“It has made me more ambitious, given me courage and some excellent tools. It has taught me how to work with trustees more effectively. It has made me take into consideration my personal and my management style in each situation; a heightened awareness of my part in interactions.”

Sue Mackay, Curator, Keswick Museum and Art Gallery

Digital Marketing Academy 4.0

The AMA are looking for enthusiastic drivers of change to join Digital Marketing Academy 4.0. Have you got an exciting digital idea to help develop your audience that you need advice on? Do you wish you had the support of an expert to help with a digital marketing experiment?

If you’re a marketer with an interest in digital innovation to increase and engage audiences, have got a digital idea that you want to share, or relish the idea of working with your peers and specialists to develop your digital marketing, you could benefit from joining the Digital Marketing Academy.

Fellows of the Academy are mentored by a leading digital specialist, whilst developing experiments within their own organisation with real audiences to trial and adopt good practice and achieve new ambitions and perspectives in their digital marketing. The whole programme takes place online.

If you’re interested in taking part, the simple application form and further information can be found on the AMA website. The deadline for applications is 12noon on Friday 5 May.

“I really enjoyed my experience on the Digital Marketing Academy, especially the sessions with my Mentor. He was incredibly generous with his knowledge and expertise, and I left each session with my head buzzing and brimming with new ideas. The opportunities for discussing digital issues with other marketers are also brilliant – as a result we even have a new social media channel now!”
Helga Brandt, Head of Marketing and Development, Pavilion Dance South West

“The Digital Marketing Academy is a brilliant way to give new digital experiments a go and begin to grapple with new ways of working in an encouraging, collaborative space.”
Helen Fripp, Marketing and Audience Development Manager, The Edge

The programme offers you the support of an international expert Mentor with one- to-one sessions, access to tailored online training to develop your skills, and the opportunity to take part in Action Learning Sets to learn from your peers.

 

Future Proof Museums

Future Proof Museums is an intensive development programme proven to facilitate transformational change and significantly improve the resilience of museums.

After two successful cohorts, the AMA are now looking for 20 more museums to take part in this three-stage programme which includes in-house diagnostic sessions with your team, a three-day residential and on-going mentoring and facilitation.

The first two cohorts have proven successful in sparking passion for change and giving confidence to CEOs in their ability to lead change. The ten-month intensive programme results in more resilient organisations able to change, adapt, influence and remain relevant to an ever-changing external environment.

We are looking for a diverse group of participants to apply to take part in Future Proof Museums; small, mid or large scale museums, from a broad range of regions in England, and a variety of type of museum – from natural history to art, from science to social history, from independent to university-run.

If you’re interested in leading a more resilient organisation, the simple application form and further information can be found on the AMA website. The deadline for applications is 5pm on Tuesday 25 April 2017.

“Future Proof Museums resulted in tangible outcomes. The intensity, the dialogue, the strong tools and excellent support produced the practical outcomes most training programmes don’t deliver or that dilute very quickly.”
Tim Desmond, CEO, Galleries of Justice

“The programme gave me the space and resources to look at how to further develop the museum. The post-residential mentoring gave me increased capacity to achieve what we needed in order to implement change and move on to the next phase. Our new business plan also enabled us to secure ACE Museum Resilience Funding to take forward plans for organisational change.”
Katy Ashton, Director, People’s History Museum

“A key insight for me was to observe the strength and confidence of the team working together and the considerable unanimity of shared views about the museum’s character and purpose.”
Kate Arnold-Forster, Director, Museum of English Rural Life

“It has made me more ambitious, given me courage and some excellent tools. It has taught me how to work with trustees more effectively. It has made me take into consideration my personal and my management style in each situation; a heightened awareness of my part in interactions.”
Sue Mackay, Curator, Keswick Museum and Art Gallery

Calling all AMA’s in NW

As you know your AMA is supported by a range of things – mentoring, access to training, AMA Support Group.

The date of our next meeting is:

Thursday 15th March
10:30 – 13:00
Whitworth Art Gallery Cafe

During the time together we want to look at the following:

  • Progress and general questions and direction for your AMA
  • Ethical Dilemma – discussion about viewing this research through the Museums Association’s Code of Ethics

 https://educationendowmentfoundation.org.uk/public/files/Application_Guidance/Cultural_Learning_-_Application_Guidance_Notes.pdf

  • De-mystifying the Professional Review – hearing from Tamsin Russell, Professional Development Officer.

Tea and coffee will be provided at the Whitworth.

Please RSVP to Mary Ann Lancaster, Convenor – AMA NW Support Group-  malancaster@btinternet.com / 0771 414 9351

Future Proof Museums Programme

You are invited to apply for a place on the Arts Marketing Association’s (AMA) intensive strategic change programme for museums.

Future Proof Museums is an intensive development programme proven to facilitate transformational change and significantly improve the resilience of museums across England.

The programme explores why the museum is vital, what direction will drive a successful future and how to create the right culture over three stages: an in-house diagnostic session with your team, an intensive three-day residential for Museum Directors, and on-going facilitation with expert trainers.

The AMA is looking for a diverse groups of participants to take part in Future Proof Museums. The entire programme costs only £395 and includes a free 12-month membership of the AMA.

“Future Proof Museums resulted in tangible outcomes. The intensity, the dialogue, the strong tools and excellent support produced the practical outcomes most training programmes don’t deliver or that dilute very quickly.”
Tim Desmond, CEO, Galleries of Justice 

The deadline for applications is 5pm on 24 November

More information and the application from can be downloaded from
www.a-m-a.co.uk/futureproof
For further details, please contact Verity Sanderson via email verity@a-m-a.co.uk or phone 01223 578078.

NW AMA Support Group Meeting

Lancashire Conservation Studios, Preston
Thursday 22nd October
12:00 – 15:30

Agenda:

12:00 Meet for lunch in the Upper Chancel meeting room, please bring your own packed lunch

12:30 Tour of the Conservation Studios with a member of the conservation staff. Questions and answers on conservation issues

13:15   PowerPoint presentation provided by Museum Development North West, explaining the role of MDNW. To be delivered by Mary Ann Lancaster.

14:00  Skype session with Charlotte Holmes, museum development officer from the Museums Association. Charlotte will be available to answer your questions on the AMA and on ethical issues.

14:30   Tea break. Tea and coffee will be available at the start of the meeting and at the break. Please could you bring a £2.50 contribution towards the cost, thank you.

14:40   Ethics discussion on the theme of access v preservation.

15:10 – 15:30 Further questions, forward planning, evaluation. Close of meeting.

Please could you confirm your attendance by Monday 19th October. We look forward to seeing you.

Contact: Mary Ann Lancaster   malancaster@btinternet.com     07714 149351

Susan Gleave             suegleave2011@hotmail.co.uk   07854 712192

North West AMA Support Group Meeting

National Football Museum, Manchester, M4 3BG
www.nationalfootballmuseum.com
Wednesday 3rd June 2015, 12:30 – 15:30 

Agenda

12:30 Meet for lunch, you may purchase a meal or sandwich from the museum café or bring your own packed lunch.

  • Guided tour of the museum and of the current exhibition: The Greater Game: Football & The First World War with Sally Hawley, Collections Officer.

14:00  Skype session to discuss ethics with Charlotte Holmes, museum development officer from the Museums Association. Charlotte will be available to answer questions on ethics, professional review and the forthcoming new code of ethics. To make this session relevant to you, you are welcome to bring examples of ethical issues or articles which you would like to discuss and share with the group.

15:00   Tea break

15:10  Further questions, forward planning, evaluation.

15:30 Close of meeting.

Please could you confirm your attendance by Monday 1st June. We look forward to seeing you.

Contact:

Mary Ann Lancaster   malancaster@btinternet.com     07714 149351
Susan Gleave               suegleave2011@hotmail.co.uk   07854 712192