Tagged: Awards

Museums Change Lives Awards

From the Museums Association (MA):

The MA is calling for nominations for the Museums Change Lives Awards, which will celebrate the achievements of museums and individuals that have made an impact on the lives of their audiences and communities.

The inaugural Museums Change Lives Awards will have three categories for museums: Best Museums Change Lives Project, the Local Hero Award and Best Small Museum Project; and one category for individuals: the Radical Changemaker Award.

The Museums Change Lives award will recognise the best project in the past year that reflects one or more of the themes of the MA’s Museums Change Lives campaign: Promoting Health and Wellbeing; Creating Better Places; and Inspiring Engagement, Reflection and Debate.

The Best Small Museum Project will recognise projects that deliver social impact for museums with an annual turnover of less than £320,000, while the Local Hero Award will be awarded to the best social impact project in Northern Ireland, the host nation for this year’s MA Conference.

The Radical Changemaker Award will recognise the achievements of an individual in promoting one or more of the themes of Museums Change Lives in their museum. This award will be open to staff, freelancers and volunteers from across the sector.

“I think this is a fantastic opportunity for museums to showcase the amazing, life-changing work that they are doing,” says Sharon Heal, the MA’s director. “We think impactful projects and the individuals who drive them deserve recognition, so we’re delighted to be launching these awards and I’d really encourage applications from across the sector, from all types and sizes of museum.”

The winners will be announced at a ceremony at the MA’s annual conference and exhibition in Belfast in November.

The deadline for entries is Monday 8 October at 5.30pm.

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Creative Families Award Launch

Thursday 25th October
Leeds City Museum
13:00 – 16:30

IVE will be launching the Creative Families Award, an exciting framework and set of resources, that draw on new academic research developed in partnership with Dr Abigail Hackett, for offering and celebrating meaningful and engaging arts and cultural experiences for very young children (1-4 years) and their grown-ups in museum spaces. The Creative Families Award has been developed to have close links with Arts Award, providing the perfect precursor to Arts Award Discover.

Representatives can get their hands on the resources, hear from Dr Abigail Hackett and the museums who piloted the award, work with the Creative Families Award to develop their early years and family offer and of course, enjoy coffee and cake in the inspiring surroundings of Leeds City Museum.

This event is for representatives from museums and heritage spaces.

Find out more and register to attend here.

Shortlist Announced for 2018 Family Friendly Museum Award 

 Kids in Museums is delighted to announce an eleven-strong shortlist for the 2018 Family Friendly Museum Award. In response to family feedback, our shortlisted museums have created new children’s galleries, built quiet space into their museums with chill out zones and a family snug, curated an exhibition based on toddlers’ choices of art, developed new family activities such as audio Easter Egg hunts and Messy Museum sessions and reached out into their local communities visiting prisons, schools and Sure Start Centres and running a shuttle bus to get people to their site. 

Many of the shortlisted museums have seen recent increases in their visitor numbers, with family visitors driving this trend. This shows the impact of placing families’ voices at the heart of museums and how family friendliness can make museums for everyone.

The shortlisted museums include:

  • The Erewash Museum, Derbyshire
  • Leeds City Museum, West Yorkshire
  • The Postal Museum, London
  • The Red House, Suffolk
  • The Whitworth, Greater Manchester
  • Wrexham County Borough Museum, Wrexham.

Find out more and see the full shortlist at: kidsinmuseums.org.uk/awards.

The Marsh Awards for Palaeontology, Mineralogy and Best Earth Sciences Book of the Year – 2018

Nominations are being accepted for the three Marsh Awards 2018 in association with the Natural History Museum, namely,  i. Palaeontology,  ii. Mineralogy and the iii. Best Earth Sciences (academic) Book of the Year.

The deadline for nominations is the 1st November 2018.

Further information and the respective nomination forms can be found here

The Marsh Christian Trust supports around 300 charities every year through the Grants Programme and gives over 80 different Awards to individuals and groups from across the charity sector, who make a difference to a cause that they believe in.

Family Friendly Museum Awards 2018

From Kids in Museums:

There’s less than three weeks to go till nominations close for the 2018 Family Friendly Museum Award. Will your museum be on the shortlist?

Which museum, gallery, heritage site, science centre or historic home gives the warmest welcome to families? The Award – the biggest museum award in the country – and the only one where families pick the winner – is run by charity Kids in Museums. Kids in Museums works with museums nationwide to help them welcome families and children.

Nominations can be made by museums themselves or their visitors. It doesn’t matter whether it’s a giant National museum or a tiny two-room local gallery. It can be volunteer-run or boast a team of curators. It can be best known for its outstanding coin collection or be alive with high-tech interactives (or even better – both!). What matters most is that the museum goes that extra mile to provide an excellent family friendly experience, so make sure you get your nominations to us by Friday 31st May at noon.

The nominated museums will be shortlisted by a panel including Kids in Museums staff, Trustees and volunteers, young people and sector experts. The shortlisted museums will be road-tested by an intrepid group of undercover family judges over the summer. The undercover family judges will judge all aspects of a museum’s family welcome, looking particularly at how it implements the Kids in Museums Mini Manifesto.

Follow the Award on Twitter @kidsinmuseums #FFMA18

How to get involved

Anyone who wants to make a nomination can use our specially created online form.

Nominations can also be accepted by email and post.

Email: award@kidsinmuseums.org.uk and tell us why you think the museum you are nominating should win. If you are sending large documents, please send as hard copy to address below, not as attachments.

Post: Family Friendly Museum Award, Kids in Museums, CAN Mezzanine, 7 – 14 Great Dover Street, London SE1 4YR.

Launch of Family Friendly Museum Award 2018

The Family Friendly Museum Award 2018 has been launched, giving you and your visitors the chance to say why your museum, gallery, heritage site, science centre or historic home gives the warmest welcome to families. The Award – the biggest museum award in the country – and the only one where families pick the winner – is run by charity Kids in Museums. Kids in Museums works with museums nationwide to help them welcome families and children.

To find out more, including how to nominate your museum, visit the Kids in Museums website here.

The North West Cultural Education Awards: DEADLINE EXTENDED

There’s still time to nominate either yourself, your organisation or those you’ve worked with, whose achievements you feel are worth celebrating.

The North West Cultural Education Awards celebrate best practice and innovation in the creative and education sectors, shining a light on those individuals, schools and organisations that have gone above and beyond in their work to bring the benefits of great arts and culture to the region’s children and young people.

It costs nothing to enter a nomination and you can submit entries in one or several categories of the 14 categories listed below – covering leadership, partnerships, Artsmark, Arts Award and creative careers.

For more information and details on how to nominate visit the awards website.

The North West Cultural Education Awards 2018

From Curious Minds:

After the uplifting success of last year’s inaugural event, we are delighted to launch the North West Cultural Education Awards 2018.

These awards shine a light on those individuals, schools and organisations that have gone above and beyond in their work to bring the benefits of great arts and culture to the region’s children and young people – celebrating and championing best practise and innovation in the sector.

After a rigorous nomination and evaluation process, Award winners are announced at a glittering ceremony on Wednesday 27th June in Preston. The event will bring together teachers, arts and cultural sector practitioners, youth sector leaders, community representatives and policy-makers from across the North West.

Nominate the amazing people and projects that you feel have made a difference via the links below.

Each category heading below links to an online nomination form, which lists the category description in full, the assessment criteria by which it will be shortlisted and judged and a set of bespoke questions to find out about your nomination. Complete and submit the appropriate online form in full to enter.

Please note the following:

  • There is no cost to submit an awards nomination, it is completely FREE!
  • You can nominate another person, project or school/organisation that you know is doing fantastic work or you can nominate yourself or your own organisation
  • You can enter as many categories as you want, please do not restrict yourself to just one. Please be aware that if you are nominating the same person/project or school/organisation in more than one category, you must complete and submit a nomination form for EACH category.
  • If you have any questions or queries regarding the awards or while completing your nomination form, please do not hesitate to get in touch on events@curiousminds.org.uk or call us on 01772 336639.
  • The deadline for receipt of nominations is Sunday 15th April 2018. Shortlisted finalists will be notified by email by Friday 25th May 2018.

Award submissions are now being taken in the following categories:

Leadership Categories:

The Arts Council England Award for Innovation and Leadership in Education
This award recognises a school that has consistently demonstrated an innovative approach to leadership in arts and cultural education. Examples of this could be delivering innovative CPD opportunities to a range of participants, supporting other schools with arts and culture strategies, leading a network that can demonstrate impact on the outcomes for children, developing or conducting high quality research into the impact of arts and culture or pioneering a new approach to cultural education.

Cultural Education Activist Award
This award recognises an activist or leader who enables cultural education to thrive.

Partnership Categories:

Arts and Education Partnership Award
This award recognises an outstanding partnership between an education setting and an arts organisation.

Heritage, Museum, Library and Education Partnership Award
To recognise an outstanding partnership between an education setting and a museum, library or heritage centre.

Inspirational Local Cultural Education Partnership Award
This award recognises a Local Cultural Education Partnership that has demonstrated an inspirational and innovative approach to cross-sector partnership working in the past year.

Artsmark Categories:

Artsmark Best Practice Award
This award is for schools or cultural organisations advocating and supporting other schools in their Artsmark journey. 

Artsmark Team Award
This award recognises achievements that a school has made through the Artsmark programme.

Arts Award Categories:

Personal Achievement Award (Ages 5-11) 
This award is for a young person aged between 5 and 11 years old who faces disadvantage or challenge in their lives but has overcome their circumstances and achieved an Arts Award.

Personal Achievement Award (Ages 12-25) 
This award is for a young person aged between 12 and 25 years old who faces disadvantage or challenge in their lives but has overcome their circumstances and achieved an Arts Award.

Inspirational Arts Award Adviser
This award is for an individual or group of advisers who have gone the extra mile to ensure children and young people have a high-quality Arts Award experience. 

Big Impact Award
This award is for an organisation or individual who has found a new, successful way to embed Arts Award into a large-scale project, a curriculum or across a whole organisation. 

Gold & Beyond Award
This award is for someone who has gained a Gold Arts Award and used it to open or progress onto new opportunities, education, or employment.

Creative Careers Categories:

Most Inspiring Creative Apprentice or Intern
This award recognises the achievements of a young person currently undertaking or having recently undertaken a formal apprenticeship qualification with a college or training provider, or paid internship in the creative and cultural sector. We ask that all nomination are either still working within their role or have completed it within the last 12 months.

Creative Career Champions
Recognising a school or cultural organisation working to support young people to access pathways into creative careers or is already offering young people employment opportunities and programmes.


The deadline for receipt of nominations is Sunday 15th April 2018. Shortlisted finalists will be notified by email by Friday 25th May 2018.

Family Friendly Museum Award 2018

The Family Friendly Museum Award 2018 is launched, giving you and your visitors the chance to say why your museum, gallery, heritage site, science centre or historic home gives the warmest welcome to families. The Award – the biggest museum award in the country – and the only one where families pick the winner – is run by charity Kids in Museums. Kids in Museums works with museums nationwide to help them welcome families and children.

For 2017 winners, People’s History Museum, Manchester, the Family Friendly Museum Award recognised the enormous contribution made by all the staff involved in their family offer:

“We are so thrilled to win the Family Friendly Museum Award. It’s such an honour for all the staff who welcome families to the museum daily. Welcoming families is right at the top of our priorities and we hope we can be an inspiration to all, even to a future prime minister!” (Liz Thorpe, Learning Officer, People’s History Museum)

Any member of staff or volunteer can nominate their museum for the Family Friendly Museum Award. You can also invite your visitors to send in their own nominations. It doesn’t matter whether you’re a giant National museum or a tiny two-room local gallery. You can be volunteer-run or boast a team of curators. You can be best known for your  outstanding coin collection or be alive with high-tech interactives (or even better – both!) What matters most is that your museum goes that extra mile to provide an excellent family friendly experience.

How to make a nomination

To give your museum the best chance of winning, we need you to tell us why it’s so special and why your family offer stands out. Do you have friendly staff and volunteers who go the extra mile for families? Is there a buggy park or a brilliant café? Do you always have activities for families come rain or shine? Tell us about the welcome and why your museum is the best for families. We love to hear all of your museum stories.

This year, we also want to hear about how your museum puts the Kids in Museums Mini Manifesto into practice. Tell us about how your museum has used the Manifesto to enhance its family welcome and how you meet each of the Manifesto’s eight points. 

Please make your nomination using our specially created form designed to tell us all about your museum. 

Click here and complete the nomination form

If you can’t fill in the form or want to send us something extra to make your nomination really shine, you can also make nominations and send supporting materials by email or post. 

Email: award@kidsinmuseums.org.uk and tell us why your museum should win. If you’re sending us extra supporting material please send as hard copy by post to the address below, not as attachments. 

Post: Family Friendly Museum Award, Kids in Museums, CAN Mezzanine, 7 – 14 Great Dover Street, London SE1 4YR.

The deadline for nominations is noon on 31 May 2018.

Promote nominations for your museum

Encourage others to nominate by telling them about your nomination on Twitter mentioning @kidsinmuseums #FFMA18

Want a free Quentin Blake poster to let your visitors know about your Award ambitions? Click here to order your free copy.

Find out more about the Award here

The Family Friendly Museum Award is kindly supported by  Edwardian Hotels London.

What happens next

A group of volunteers will sift through the hundreds of nominations we receive and whittle them down to a shortlist. The shortlist will be announced on 21 June 2018.

Over the summer, the shortlisted museums are road tested anonymously by our intrepid team of family judges using the Kids in Museums Mini Manifesto as a guide to their family friendliness.

Full terms and conditions for the Award can be found here.

 

North West Cultural Education Awards 2018 Now Open

After the uplifting success of last year’s inaugural event, we are delighted to launch the North West Cultural Education Awards 2018.

These awards shine a light on those individuals, schools and organisations that have gone above and beyond in their work to bring the benefits of great arts and culture to the region’s children and young people – celebrating and championing best practise and innovation in the sector.

After a rigorous nomination and evaluation process, Award winners are announced at a glittering ceremony – attended by CEO of Arts Council England, Darren Henley – which this year will take place towards the end of the Summer term. The event will bring together teachers, arts and cultural sector practitioners, youth sector leaders, community representatives and policy-makers from across the North West.

For more information and details on how to make nominations visit the awards website.