Tagged: Children and Young People

North West Young Museum Assessors Programme

Have you ever wanted to engage with more young people in your museum and get their opinion on the work you do?

After the success of our first Young Evaluators Programme, we’re running a second programme in collaboration with Curious Minds and their group of Young AssociatesThe programme offers 6 North West museums the chance to have their marketing strategy assessed by young people (aged 16-24) with the opportunity to implement some of the recommendations made.

The programme will consist of desk-based research and mystery shopping site visits undertaken by the young people, who will draft reports and feedback to staff and Boards, giving a no holds barred view of your marketing strategies and how it can be improved to attract a younger and more diverse audience. Participating museums will then have the opportunity to bid for funding to support the implementation of the recommendations.

To apply to participate in the programme please complete the application form and return to us by 5pm on Friday 30th June. Please send completed forms to Alex Bird  –alexander.bird@manchester.ac.uk. For more information please contact Alex Bird or Holly Ball at holly.ball@Curiousminds.org.uk.

 

Kids in Museums Takeover Day 2017 – Planning and Sharing Events

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‘Inspiring’, ‘epic’, ‘awesome’… three words young people used to describe their Takeover Day in 2016.

Do you want to raise the aspirations of young people in your museum? Then come along to a Planning and Sharing event for Takeover Day 2017 – the day when young people and children nationwide are given powerful, meaningful, decision-making roles within museums, galleries, libraries, archives, arts organisations and heritage sites.

What you’ll gain from the Planning and Sharing event:
– Ideas that put young people at the heart of your work
– Inspiration from venues who took part last year
– Planning time and guidance for your Takeover Day
– Networking with partners you can work with on Takeover Day

Planning and Sharing events are free and open to museums, galleries, archives or heritage sites. The event is for organisations running their first Takeover Day or even their fifth.

Where: Tullie House Museum
When: 20 June 2017
Time: 13.00 – 17.00
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Where: Manchester Art Gallery
When: 4 July 2017
Time: 13.00 – 17.00
Book here
Kids in Museums has been supported in this event with investment from Museum Development North West.

Kids in Museums works with museums, galleries, libraries, archives, arts organisations and heritage sites to make them more welcoming for young people, children and families – particularly those who haven’t visited before. Click here to find out more about Takeover Day on Friday 17th November 2017. If you have any questions get in touch with the Takeover Day team on: takeoverday@kidsinmuseums.org.uk

Sign Up For Children’s Art Week

engage, the National Association for Gallery Education, has just announced that Children’s Art Week is back for 2017, running from Saturday 10 until Sunday 18 June.

Venues interested in organising an event can register on the Children’s Art Week website until 8 May. The first 45 venues to register will be offered £50 grant towards costs. Participating venues will receive support to run, publicise and brand their events, including stickers, logos and press release templates

Events can be held almost anywhere; from galleries, arts centres and museums, to libraries, heritage sites, schools and community centres. In 2016 more than 13,000 people took part in 109 events across 95 venues. The intention of the organisers is to make 2017’s Children’s Art Week bigger and more successful than it’s ever been before.

Venues interested in organising an event can register on the Children’s Art Week website until 8 May. The first 45 venues to register will be offered £50 grant towards costs. Participating venues will receive support to run, publicise and brand their events, including stickers, logos and press release templates.

Thanks to the support of the National Association of Decorative and Fine Arts (NADFAS), engage are offering 10 grants of £75 on a first come, first served basis, to venues who wish to hold a visual arts event with a NADFAS society, or for NADFAS societies who partner with a museum, gallery or visual arts organisation on a visual arts event.

Please note that only one grant can be awarded per organisation/gallery/museum. If you receive a £75 grant, you will not be eligible for the £50 grant.

For further information please visit www.childrensartweek.org.uk

You can also follow engage on Twitter @engagevisualart

Or use the hashtag #ChildrensArtWeek for updates, or search for ‘engageinthevisualarts’ on Facebook.

Arts Education Funding

Children & the Arts, in partnership with three Bridge organisations, is offering funding in the North West, East Midlands and Yorkshire.

Applications are invited from cultural venues to work with local schools for up to three years from September 2017.

Full details of the programme requirements, specific criteria for each region and deadlines for applications are listed the Children & the Arts website.

Tate ‘Circuit’ Conference on Youth Work

Friday 10th March 2017
Nottingham Contemporary
10.45am – 5.30pm

Tate has a great, free conference in March sharing the experience of youth and arts sectors working together, and peer-led work by young people – the result of a four-year programme to develop youth-led activities and partnership work, called Circuit. 

We’re aiming to have at the conference a balance of people from museums and galleries who work with young people, their managers or directors who can enable new approaches, youth sector workers and policy changers and, crucially, a strong youth voice taking part. We are also offering some travel bursaries for those who might find it difficult to attend.

To find out more and book your free place please visit:

circuit.tate.org.uk/conference.

GEM’s Foundation Course: Museum Learning 2017

Book now for GEM’s next foundation courses taking place in Manchester this spring and London this autumn.

Are you in your first year or so of a museum education career or looking to take up an education position in the heritage sector? Or perhaps you have recently acquired managerial responsibility for learning in a heritage organisation?

Then GEM’s foundation course may be for you! It’s an ideal opportunity to find out more about learning in museums, archives and other heritage organisations. The course consists of six days of formal training, site visits and activities spread over three months, which allows time for reflection and professional development planning. Each participant is assigned a mentor and undertakes a work-based assignment.

‘I have come home with so many ideas and an enormous enthusiasm to pursue this new direction in my career.’ – Foundation Course participant 2014

Find out more at  bit.ly/gemFC.

The North West Cultural Education Awards 2017

From Curious Minds:

We are excited to announce that we will soon be launching the North West Cultural Education Awards 2017. This event will celebrate outstanding work that happens within cultural organisations and schools/education settings, connecting children and young people with the region’s vibrant cultural offer.

A formal invite will follow soon, but in the meantime please save the date:Friday 28th April, 12pm-4pm. If you’d like to book tickets early to be sure of your place, you can do that here.

We’d like to encourage you to nominate your organisation, a young person, a school, Head Teacher or Governor for one of the following special awards:

Arts Award Special Achievement Categories

  • Young Achiever – This award aims to recognise someone as young as 7 or 8 years old who has achieved an Arts Award.
  • Gold and Beyond – This award is for someone who has gained a Gold Arts Award and used it to open up or progress onto new opportunities, education, or employment.
  • Personal Achievement – This award is for a young person who perhaps faces disadvantage or challenge in their lives but has overcome their circumstances and achieved an Arts Award.
  • Inspirational Adviser – This award is for young people to nominate their own adviser.
  • 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.
  • Innovative Portfolio – This award is for a young person who has demonstrated a very creative way to collect their evidence.
  • New Settings Award – This award is for a young person or an organisation that has achieved Arts Award in a museum, a library or through a community/voluntary setting.

Schools and Cultural Education Categories

The Arts Council England Award for Innovation and Leadership in Cultural Education
This award recognises a school that is consistently demonstrating a leadership role, for example by delivering innovative CPD, supporting other schools with arts and culture, leading a network, developing high quality research into the impact of arts and culture or pioneering a new approach to cultural education.

Cultural Education Individual Leader Award
This award recognises a Head Teacher or Governor who enables cultural education to thrive in their school.

Cultural Education Partnership Awards

  • Library Partnership Award – to recognise an outstanding partnership between an education setting and a library.
  • Museum Partnership Award – to recognise an outstanding partnership between an education setting and a museum.
  • Arts Partnership Award – to recognise an outstanding partnership between an education setting and an arts organisation.
  • Inclusive Partnership Award – to recognise an outstanding partnership between a cultural organisation and a PRU or SEND setting.

Employment Categories

  • Most Inspiring Creative Apprentice or Intern – this award recognises the achievements of a young person currently undertaking or having recently undertaken an apprenticeship or internship in the creative and cultural sector.
  • Outstanding Creative Employer – to recognise an employer committed to providing a high quality, authentic work experience to young people.
  • Creative Career Champion of the Year – recognising a school or cultural organisation working to support young people to access pathways into creative careers.

The nomination process is quick and easy. You can nominate yourselves or any other individual, school, education setting or cultural organisation.

Place your nominations here: www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/NWCEA2017. The deadline for nominations is Friday 3rd March at 5pm.

Kids In Museums Launch their Mini Manifesto

From Say ‘Hello!’ to never say ‘No’, from child-height stair rails to Tell your story and include their stories too, the Kids in Museums Mini Manifesto is a simple, easy to understand guide to what families and children want and need on a visit.

Kids in Museums listened to families and museums, who said they wanted a Mini Manifesto to work with alongside the 20-point Kids in Museums Manifesto. Small changes can have big impact and the Mini Manifesto empowers museums to make them, so families and children may benefit. Find out more and download a copy of the Kids in Museums Mini Manifesto here.

North West Young Museum Evaluators Programme

Have you ever wanted to engage with more young people in your museum?

In collaboration with Curious Minds, MDNW will be running a programme offering museums the chance to be assessed by a young people (aged 16-24) with the opportunity to implement some of the recommendations made.

The programme will consist of “mystery shopping” site visits undertaken by the young people who will draft reports and feedback to staff and Boards giving a no holds barred view of your offer from visitor services and retail offer to exhibition content and interpretation. Museums will then have the opportunity to bid for funding to support the implementation of the recommendations.

To participate in the programme please complete the application form and return to us by 5pm on Friday 11th November. Please send completed forms to Alex Bird  – alexander.bird@manchester.ac.uk

For more information please contact Alex Bird or Holly Ball at holly.ball@Curiousminds.org.uk

North West Young Museum Evaluators Programme

Have you ever wanted to engage with more young people in your museum?

In collaboration with Curious Minds, MDNW will be running a programme offering museums the chance to be assessed by a young people (aged 16-24) with the opportunity to implement some of the recommendations made.

The programme will consist of “mystery shopping” site visits undertaken by the young people who will draft reports and feedback to staff and Boards giving a no holds barred view of your offer from visitor services and retail offer to exhibition content and interpretation. Museums will then have the opportunity to bid for funding to support the implementation of the recommendations.

To participate in the programme please complete the application form and return to us by 5pm on Friday 11th November. Please send completed forms to Alex Bird  – alexander.bird@manchester.ac.uk

For more information please contact Alex Bird or Holly Ball at holly.ball@Curiousminds.org.uk