Tagged: CPD

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.

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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.

Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy Launch Free Online Fundraising Training

Thanks to investment from Arts Council England, Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy has launched free access to the largest collection of online fundraising training anywhere in the world. Registration is now open for a range of free e-learning courses for staff, practitioners and Trustees in the cultural and heritage sectors so you can learn at your own pace and courses include a 1.5 hour course for Trustees: Trustee Leadership in Fundraising and Income Generation which starts 12 March.

Business Skills Support Programme CPD Grants

Bespoke CPD opportunities

As part of our business skills support programme we are offering Continuing Professional Development bursaries for staff and volunteers to tailor their own CPD in business skills. The bursaries are available for people working in museums to participate in any type of existing CPD opportunity to develop their core business skills and which will support their museum to run as a more effective and resilient organisation. Applications could range from a basic Microsoft Excel course to improve budgeting and record keeping skills to a full ILM qualification. To apply for a bursary contact Alex Bird, alexander.bird@manchester.ac.uk, with the following information:

  • What the CPD opportunity is, including details of the course/opportunity you have identified
  • Evidence of need and details on how it will improve your work
  • Proof of line management approval
  • Cost of training and amount requested from MDNW
  • Timetable

This programme runs through 2017-18 and has a rolling deadline so once you have identified an appropriate opportunity please let us know. Once all the funding has been allocated the offer will close.

Business Skills Support Programme CPD Grants

Bespoke CPD opportunities
As part of our business skills support programme we are offering Continuing Professional Development bursaries for staff and volunteers to tailor their own CPD in business skills. The bursaries are available for people working in museums to participate in any type of existing CPD opportunity to develop their core business skills and which will support their museum to run as a more effective and resilient organisation. Applications could range from a basic Microsoft Excel course to improve budgeting and record keeping skills to a full ILM qualification. To apply for a bursary contact Alex Bird, alexander.bird@manchester.ac.uk, with the following information:

  • What the CPD opportunity is, including details of the course/opportunity you have identified
  • Evidence of need and details on how it will improve your work
  • Proof of line management approval
  • Cost of training and amount requested from MDNW
  • Timetable

This programme runs through 2017-18 and has a rolling deadline so once you have identified an appropriate opportunity please let us know. Once all the funding has been allocated the offer will close.

British Society for the History of Science Engagement Fellowships

The British Society for the History of Science (BSHS) is delighted to announce the second iteration of a scheme to support small and local museums, archives, galleries and libraries whose collections connect to themes in the history of science, technology, engineering and medicine. 

This scheme will fund the placement of Master’s or PhD students with heritage organisations and museums for the equivalent of a month’s work (timescales can be arranged between the partner museum and student) as an Engagement Fellow and contribute £1,000 towards the costs of public engagement outputs related to the research undertaken. Examples could include:

  • Updating displays and content
  • Blog posts
  • Museum trails
  • Informal learning sheets
  • Events for schools, families or adults

The BSHS are in a position to fund two placements a year to support the ambitions of museum and archives to deliver engaging histories and stories to their visitors. This scheme requires the heritage partner to provide training and mentorship for the appointed student during the placement. The student will develop valuable skills and experiences while producing outputs of high research quality.

The BSHS welcomes proposals for collaboration from museums and heritage organisations based in the UK. If you are interested please follow the link to fill out an expression of interest form.