Tagged: CPD

Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy Professional Fundraising Fellows 2019

Applications are now being accepted for the next cohort of Professional Fundraising Fellows 2019

Starting in January 2019, the Professional Fundraising Fellowship Programme is designed to support arts and cultural professionals at a mid-stage in their careers to become confident, skilled, entrepreneurial fundraisers. Find out more here

Applications need to be received by 12.00pm (noon), on Monday 5th November 2018

“[The programme] has really highlighted the impact that the Fellowship has had both on my work but also on my outlook. It has been such an amazing programme, I really feel I am returning as a different practitioner.” Amy Simcox, Development Manager, Derby Museums, Professional Fellow 2017-18

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Bridging the Digital Gap – Call for enquiries

‘Bridging the Digital Gap’ is a Heritage Lottery funded programme that aims to diversify the archives workforce by creating 24 paid technical traineeships, bringing digital skills and different backgrounds into the sector.  The traineeships are delivered in archives around the UK in three cohorts of eight. Trainees are employed by The National Archives (TNA) and seconded to Host archives for 15-month training placements working 32 hours per week.

Applications are now invited for Cohort 2 commencing in October 2019. We are seeking expressions of interest from archives who are currently carrying out meaningful digital preservation work to high standards and can offer trainees a positive learning experience, enabling them to build the skills to apply for digital archives assistant (or similar) posts upon completion.

TNA’s commitment to the training programme

TNA will provide ongoing project management support to the programme and oversee the delivery of online training modules covering the core competencies of digital acquisition, preservation, access and engagement. Trainees will also attend six face-to-face training sessions enabling them to review online learning and develop a range of workplace skills. Travel and subsistence for these training days will be paid by TNA.

What we ask from Host organisations

Host organisations are required to apply in consortiums consisting of four archives, linked either by geography or collections focus. A lead host should be elected to represent the consortium on the programme’s project board. Each archive must provide a line manager to guide their trainee’s professional development and a mentor to provide additional one-to-one support. In addition, as part of the application, the consortium will be asked to produce a training plan giving details of special projects and work-based learning activities that support the online training modules. Consortiums are encouraged to create opportunities for trainees to get together at each other’s archives to complete pair or group assignments.

How to apply

The deadline for consortium applications to Cohort 2 (running October 2019 – December 2020) is Friday 1 February 2019.

Archives interested in applying should, in the first instance, email enquiries and expressions of interest to Emma Golby-Kirk, Bridging the Digital Gap Project Manager:  Emma.Golby-Kirk@nationalarchives.org.uk

Arts Emergency Seeks Mentors in Greater Manchester

Arts Emergency is a charity and national support network for young people who don’t have influential contacts of their own. We’re working with kids in Manchester and looking for local mentors in the creative industries who’d like to volunteer with us and make a difference to young lives!

Starting out as a grassroots movement with just a handful of mentors and donors, Arts Emergency now engages a community of over 3000 professionals in the arts sector; from humanities professors to dancers, from journalists and best-selling authors to indie musicians and theatre makers. This network offers state school sixth formers from under-represented backgrounds the work experience, mentoring, support, knowledge and real world connections they need to make the right choices for them in higher education, and break through into a career.

Through public donations and support, the charity currently helps hundreds of young people aged between 16 and 24 as they consider career opportunities in the arts.

Arts Emergency has been mentoring young people in Greater Manchester for two years, and it has been a powerful and life-changing experience for all involved! We are working hard on growing our work here. We currently work with two schools, but this autumn we’ll want to make that six.

In order to support more young people Greater Manchester, we need even more fantastic mentors. We are running free Mentor Training sessions on Thurs 13 Sept (6pm-8.30pm) at Manchester Metropolitan University and on Wed 03 Oct (6pm-8.30pm) at HOME (click on the dates for the links to book a free spot).

If you would like to join our growing network of professionals in the arts sector, you can sign up to the Arts Emergency network here: http://arts-emergency.org/join-us/

Please share this far and wide with anyone who might be interested. Give us a shout out on Twitter @artsemergency and help us spread the word!

If you have any questions, please feel free to get in touch! You can contact Rose Condo, Manchester Project Coordinator for Arts Emergency on rose@arts-emergency.org.

V&A Professional Development Programme

The V&A are pleased to launch their Professional Development Programme for 2018-19.

The V&A’s short, comprehensive professional development courses are led by expert practitioners, providing the unique opportunity to master best practice in your specialised field. Taught at the V&A in South Kensington, you will gain first-hand insight into current projects and develop immediate applications for your expanded skills and knowledge.

To see the full programme click here.

With limited spaces on each course, learn more and book click here or call 020 7942 2000 To request more information or propose collaboration on bespoke training deliveries, please feel free to send your questions and ideas to Malini Balluck at m.balluck@vam.ac.uk

Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy Training 2018-19

From Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy:

Taking place all over the country between September 2018 – March 2019, our courses cover a broad range of fundraising skills and knowledge including:

  • Individual, major donor, corporate and legacy fundraising
  • Fundraising for a capital project
  • Digital tools for fundraising
  • Writing a fundraising strategy
  • Embedding fundraising into your business plan and organisation
  • Fundraising for trustees

The courses are pitched at different levels – Essentials, Leadership and Governance – and will benefit anyone whose role involves raising funds, from support staff through to board members.  New for this year we’re also offering individuals and organisations the chance to invest in their development with our affordable range of packages.  

For more information – and to see a full list of our training offer – see the training brochure or go to our website.

A Question of Leadership Conference

Thursday 13th September 2018
Liverpool Hope University
9.30am – 4.00pm

Co-hosted by Curious Minds and DIY Theatre, the ‘Question of Leadership’ conference brings together teachers, cultural organisations, artists, performers and academics both to hear inspiring stories about inclusive leadership and research practices across the education and arts sectors and to question notions of leadership and research within these sectors.

The focus will be inclusive practice, with a particular focus on disability. SLiCE® fellows (Specialist Leaders in Cultural Education based in a range of schools across the North West), Mind the Gap, Creative Minds, DIY Theatre, Liverpool Hope University and Open Theatre will be involved as presenters and workshop leaders.

This conference will be suitable for those who:

  • believe it is essential that EVERYONE has access to high quality Arts and Culture
  • are keen to re-shape the word and concept of leadership
  • want to challenge the limiting perceptions of who can be a leader
  • believe it is important to develop research into these areas.

To see the full programme and book your place, click here.

If you have questions or queries regarding the conference, please do not hesitate to get in touch with the Events Team on 01772 336639 or email events@curiousminds.org.uk.

MDNW New to the Sector Programme

What is this programme?

Developed by Museum Development North West, the New to the Sector programme is a Continuing Professional Development opportunity for anyone working within the museums sector in the North West who is within the first 5 years of their career, either in Front of House or in back office roles, in non-National, non-NPO Accredited Museums.

The programme follows two strands:

  • Know the Sector will provide you with insight into the range of careers available to you and how to access them, hot topics and current issues in the sector, your collective choice of sector-specific skills from interpretation to evaluation and an introduction to the professional networks that can support your career development.
  • Know yourself will help you to develop your reflective practice, reviewing your journey to date and informing your personal and professional development planning. It will help you understand your strengths and how to use them, and provide you with tools to build and maintain your personal resilience

What difference will it make to me?

By taking part in the programme you will:

  • Have a better understanding of the sector and the opportunities available to you, developing your perspective on a museum career
  • Know yourself better, understand your strengths and areas for development and be able to reflect on these
  • Begin to develop skills in sector-specific areas
  • Develop skills in self-management including resilience and self-care
  • Develop transferable skills such as presentations, CV writing, CPD planning, networking
  • Be inspired by others working in the sector

By the end of the programme you will have identified your career goals for the next 12 to 24 months and have built a personal development plan to help you get there. You will also have gained new contacts and expanded your network.

What commitment will I need to make?

The programme will run from September 2018 to March 2019 and include:

  • 6 one day workshops
  • 6 two hour webinars (recorded so you can listen later too)
  • Participation in a networking event
  • Two hour one-to-one coaching session
  • 1 day work-shadowing your chosen role or person
  • Supporting your peers in the cohort through contact between workshops (including through our closed social media group)
  • Individual reflection and research time

You will need to be able to commit at least 2 to 2.5 days a month (1 for the workshop and another day for other activity) to get the most benefit from the programme.

To be able to participate in the webinars you will need access to a pc, laptop or device which has a camera and audio. You may need to check that your organisation’s IT systems can allow this.

If your application is successful you will be asked to complete a development needs assessment questionnaire to help inform the selection of specific topics and skills training for the programme.

Who is providing the programme?

The programme is part of Museum Development North West’s Workforce Development Strand and led by Sarah Oswald whose company The Authentic Spark, provides training, coaching, mentoring and facilitation services across the heritage sector.

The Authentic Spark was born out of her passion for developing and supporting others including working with teams and individuals on visioning, creative collaborative thinking, skills development and personal professional growth. Sarah works with people in the heritage sector who want to be inspired, challenged and excited by their own potential and that of their projects, teams and organisation. Sarah has over 20 years’ experience across both private and public sector organisations and is a qualified coach.

How do I apply?

There are 10 places available for those working in the North West and people can either nominate themselves or be nominated.

If you are interested in applying, please complete the application form and send to Alex Bird by Friday 13th July 2018 – alexander.bird@manchester.ac.uk.

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.

Museums Association Transformers: Influence Programme open for applications

Transformers: Influence is for people who believe in the social power of museums and who want to learn more about developing active partnerships within their communities, with the ambition of affecting the museum sector more widely. 

Transformers: Influence, the Museums Association’s (MA) scheme for individuals looking to develop active partnerships between museums and their communities, is open to applicants from England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland.

Applications are open to freelancers and volunteers as well as people employed in a museum setting.

The programme takes place over three days, with two learning days focusing on content drawn from the Transformers Toolkit of Leading Self and Impacting Others, and a final sharing day, where participants will gather and reflect on their learning.

Participants will come away with ideas and practical tools to develop their own practice and initiate steps towards change. 

Transformers: Influence has a fee of £150 per participant. This fee will include attendance at the learning days and MA membership for one year (existing members will have their current membership extended by 12 months, or their direct debit fees put on hold).

Applications close on Monday 23rd July.

For more information click here.

Transformers: Influence information pack (pdf)

Apply online for Transformers: Influence

MDNW New to the Sector Programme

What is this programme?

Developed by Museum Development North West, the New to the Sector programme is a Continuing Professional Development opportunity for anyone working within the museums sector in the North West who is within the first 5 years of their career, either in Front of House or in back office roles, in non-National, non-NPO Accredited Museums.

The programme follows two strands:

  • Know the Sector will provide you with insight into the range of careers available to you and how to access them, hot topics and current issues in the sector, your collective choice of sector-specific skills from interpretation to evaluation and an introduction to the professional networks that can support your career development.
  • Know yourself will help you to develop your reflective practice, reviewing your journey to date and informing your personal and professional development planning. It will help you understand your strengths and how to use them, and provide you with tools to build and maintain your personal resilience

What difference will it make to me?

By taking part in the programme you will:

  • Have a better understanding of the sector and the opportunities available to you, developing your perspective on a museum career
  • Know yourself better, understand your strengths and areas for development and be able to reflect on these
  • Begin to develop skills in sector-specific areas
  • Develop skills in self-management including resilience and self-care
  • Develop transferable skills such as presentations, CV writing, CPD planning, networking
  • Be inspired by others working in the sector

By the end of the programme you will have identified your career goals for the next 12 to 24 months and have built a personal development plan to help you get there. You will also have gained new contacts and expanded your network.

What commitment will I need to make?

The programme will run from September 2018 to March 2019 and include:

  • 6 one day workshops
  • 6 two hour webinars (recorded so you can listen later too)
  • Participation in a networking event
  • Two hour one-to-one coaching session
  • 1 day work-shadowing your chosen role or person
  • Supporting your peers in the cohort through contact between workshops (including through our closed social media group)
  • Individual reflection and research time

You will need to be able to commit at least 2 to 2.5 days a month (1 for the workshop and another day for other activity) to get the most benefit from the programme.

To be able to participate in the webinars you will need access to a pc, laptop or device which has a camera and audio. You may need to check that your organisation’s IT systems can allow this.

If your application is successful you will be asked to complete a development needs assessment questionnaire to help inform the selection of specific topics and skills training for the programme.

Who is providing the programme?

The programme is part of Museum Development North West’s Workforce Development Strand and led by Sarah Oswald whose company The Authentic Spark, provides training, coaching, mentoring and facilitation services across the heritage sector.

The Authentic Spark was born out of her passion for developing and supporting others including working with teams and individuals on visioning, creative collaborative thinking, skills development and personal professional growth. Sarah works with people in the heritage sector who want to be inspired, challenged and excited by their own potential and that of their projects, teams and organisation. Sarah has over 20 years’ experience across both private and public sector organisations and is a qualified coach.

How do I apply?

There are 10 places available for those working in the North West and people can either nominate themselves or be nominated.

If you are interested in applying, please complete the application form and send to Alex Bird by Friday 13th July 2018 – alexander.bird@manchester.ac.uk.

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.

Curatorial Development Opportunity from Art Fund

From the Art Fund:

We’re pleased to be partnering once again with Whitechapel Gallery to offer a series of professional development courses for curators and museum professionals this summer.

This series is targeted at both early-career and more experienced curators, whether new to the topic or wishing to refresh and expand their existing knowledge. These hands-on courses will draw on the expertise of staff from across Whitechapel Gallery, as well as other industry leaders. Each course will focus on practical training and use current projects as case studies, allowing attendees to gain valuable guidance and insight from behind the scenes. 

Taking place in June and July, the courses will cover the following topics:

  • How to publish exhibition catalogues
  • Writing for the exhibition
  • How to fundraise – developing and managing fundraising events
  • How to curate a schools and community programme
  • Art writing for artists and critics
  • Curating events and public programmes
  • How to curate a youth programme
  • How to curate an exhibition with emerging artists
  • How to create a communications campaign
  • How to curate an exhibition – curating collection and archive displays.

Places normally cost £195, but curators and museum professionals are invited to apply for one of 50 funded places offered by the Art Fund. More details and information on how to apply can be found on our website. The deadline for applications is Friday 25th May.