Tagged: CPD

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.

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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.

Culture& Launches New Museum School

Culture& have announced that their successful Museum School Scheme will be extended for a further two years thanks to HLF funding. The school will launch in September and applications are now open for potential trainees from across the UK that would like to start a career in the heritage sector. Host organisations can now download an expression of interest form.

Find out more about the school here.

Tender Opportunity: Museum Development North West

New to the Sector CPD Programme

Context

Museum Development North West is managed by the Manchester Partnership and Cumbria Museums Consortium. The funding for the programme comes from Arts Council England’s (ACE) Museum Development funding 2018-22.

The areas of MDNW’s work are based around ACE’s five goals as set out in their ten-year strategic plan Great and Art and Culture for Everyone.

  1. Excellence is thriving and celebrated in the arts, museums and libraries
  2. Everyone has the opportunity to experience and to be inspired by the arts, museums and libraries
  3. The arts, museums and libraries are resilient and environmentally sustainable
  4. The leadership and workforce in the arts, museums and libraries are diverse and appropriately skilled
  5. Every child and young person has the opportunity to experience the richness of the arts, museums and libraries

The Programme

The purpose of this brief is to encourage proposals for the development and delivery of a new programme to support a maximum of 10 people who are within the first five years of their career in the museum sector. The cohort of professionals will be made up of people from across the North West.

The focus of the programme will be to support participants to develop strategic career and CPD plans, build confidence and give them the skills to succeed in the sector. It is envisaged that the programme will be delivered through group workshops, one-to-one mentoring, self-led activities and networking opportunities. Other forms of delivery will be considered.

The programme will require the successful applicant to work collaboratively with the Museum Development Officer: Workforce and Skills throughout development and delivery.

Budget

The fee for the programme is £5,000 including expenses (excluding room hire and catering which will be covered by MDNW).

Application

Please submit a proposal by 5pm Friday 4th May 2018 of no more than 4 sides A4 outlining relevant experience and how you would deliver the project. This should be supported by a quotation and CV.

For more information please contact Alex Bird, Museum Development Officer: Workforce and Skills – alexander.bird@manchester.ac.uk

Artswork Training Courses

Embedding Safeguarding Practice
An Organisational Approach to Safe Practice with Children and Young People in the Creative and cultural sectors
Tuesday 24th April
HOME, Manchester
10:00 – 16:15

The Course:

Designed for those responsible for overseeing safeguarding practice in their organisation at a strategic level, this course focuses on a whole team approach to embedding safe practice across creative, cultural and heritage sectors.

Participants will carry out an audit of their organisation and create an action plan to support best practice around safeguarding through the delivery of policy, practice and information sharing. You will also explore ways of including young people’s voice to influence your procedures.

Places on this course are strictly limited to ensure a tailored approach.

Ideal for:

• Those who wish to develop a strategic approach to safeguarding within their own organisation eg senior managers, board members, creative directors

• Those who are currently acting as safeguarding lead/ deputy lead or are responsible for overseeing safeguarding in the organisation

• Those who have previously undertaken a child protection course 

You will gain

• Ideas of how to embed a culture of safe practice

• Ways of including and involving young people

• Tools for disseminating policy and best practice

• A safeguarding action plan

• An overview of Designated Safeguarding Officer responsibilities

• Further advice and guidance

Trainer: Lesley Wood

Course cost: £175 per person, including lunch, refreshments and a certificate of attendance for each delegate.

Book your place online here or for advice and information, please contact Rosie Cooke via rosiecooke@artswork.org.uk / 02380 332 491


Evaluating Youth Arts Projects
Wednesday 25th April
Home, Manchester
10:00 – 16:15

The Course:

Developed to help you cultivate meaningful and beneficial modes of evaluating youth arts projects – and prepare you for your own evaluative process through creative examples and useful case studies. By the time you leave you will have developed your own working evaluation plan that considers Arts Council Strategic goals, quality principles and project objectives.

Ideal if:

You want a practical day and the chance to tailor your approach to creative evaluation. This course will give you the confidence you need to engage fully with evaluating youth arts.

You will gain

• Demystification of evaluation myths

• Meaningful modes of evaluation

• Case studies – different approaches to youth arts evaluation

• A range of creative tools and techniques

• Shaping your individual approach – how to engage with youth arts projects

• An evaluation plan- kickstart your own project evaluation

Trainer: Lesley Wood

Course Cost: £150 per person, including lunch, refreshments and a certificate of attendance for each delegate. Limited bursary places are available. English National Youth Arts Network members receive 10% discount on spaces. Membership is FREE – sign up here

Book your place online hereFor further info, contact the professional development team via training@artswork.org.uk / 02380 332491 for further information.

Engage Extend Leadership Programme

Engage is delighted to announce that the 2018-19 Extend Leadership Programme is now open for applications.

The Extend Leadership Programme is open to applicants working in learning and education roles in the arts, museums and libraries who meet the eligibility criteria. The Programme enables mid-career professionals to acquire and apply leadership skills, working with a cohort of peers from across England, Wales and Scotland. Through a combination of intensive residentials, opportunities to explore aspects of leadership through group projects, mentoring and personal development planning – participants gain opportunities to explore and reflect upon their current practice, to meet with inspiring leaders in the sector, to develop their own projects, and to plan for the future. 

Extend was developed in response to the under-representation of learning and education staff in leadership within the arts and cultural sectors. Now in its ninth year, almost 100 colleagues have graduated from the Programme from across the arts and cultural sectors.
In 2018-19 the Extend Leadership Programme will support up to 14 colleagues working in learning and education roles in the arts and cultural sectors who consider themselves to be mid-career and aspire to leadership. It is envisaged that places will be allocated as follows:

  • 10 places will be for candidates working in England
  • 3 places will be for candidates working in the creative arts in Scotland
  • 1 place will be for a candidate working in Wales.

Applicants working and resident in England or Wales may work in the arts, museums, libraries or heritage in either employed or freelance roles – or a combination of both. Applicants working and resident in Scotland must work in the creative arts in either employed or freelance roles – or a combination of both. The deadline for applications is 10am on Tuesday 3rd Aprilclick here for further information about Extend.