Tagged: Events

Have your say on the Arts Council’s draft strategy 2020-30

18th July 2019, 1-4.30pm
Manchester Central

After more than a year of gathering evidence and listening to voices across the country, this June the Arts Council will publish its draft strategy for the next ten years.

 Join them at a consultation workshop to discuss your response to the draft strategy and their ideas and plans for how they will deliver it.

 Book your place > https://www.artscouncil.org.uk/shaping-next-ten-years/summer-2019-consultation-next-ten-years

Engage Event – Reframing Diversity at Gallery Oldham

Monday 3rd June 2019
Gallery Oldham
12:30 – 15:30
Free to attend as an Engage Member, £5 for non-members

To celebrate ‘You Get Me?’ — a photography exhibition by Mahtab Hussain — Gallery Oldham welcomes Engage North West members and colleagues to explore approaches to diversity and inclusion.

The event will include an introduction to Gallery Oldhams programmes and a tour of their current exhibitions. Attendees will also hear from Roxy Legane from Manchester based organisation ‘Kids of Colour’. There will be an opportunity to reflect on individual and organisational practice, and network with members from across the region.

Please note that the maximum capacity is 15 people

Light lunch, tea and coffee will be served.

Creative Facilitation with Young People

HOME, Manchester
Wednesday 25th September 2019
10:00 – 16:15

Led by Artswork, this one-day course provides an introduction to a creative approach to group facilitation. It aims to encourage, develop and inspire those with responsibility to lead others through a facilitative process, be it for the purposes of team building, consultation, idea-generation or training. Throughout the day, we will be using a number of different interactive exercises and games in order to illustrate content. We will also look at group dynamics, communication issues and different learning styles in order to explore how these might be of impact. This course seeks to stimulate your imagination and send you home with ideas and examples of how to develop a creative approach to group facilitation within your own context.

Tickets cost £150.00.

To find out more and book a place, click here. or contact: T: 02380 332491 / E: training@artswork.org.uk

Preparing to Borrow Workshop Programme 2019

TEG is very pleased to be partnering with Art Fund and Arts Council England (ACE) again in 2019, to deliver a programme of Preparing to Borrow Workshops:

5th June, Merseyside Maritime Museum, Liverpool
24th June, V&A Dundee
10th July, House of Illustration, London

The Preparing to Borrow workshop supports participants to acquire the knowledge and confidence to make an application to borrow an object or exhibition. For more information or to book, click on the links above or visit TEG’s Eventbrite page

Workshops are delivered by a TEG trainer, William Brown, National Security Advisor, Carol Warner, Government Indemnity Manager*, a member of Art Fund’s team, who will introduce their funding initiative the Weston Loan Programme with Art Fund, and a representative from Arts Council England, who will introduce Project Grants for Museums.

It is recommended that anyone planning to apply to the Weston Loan Programme with Art Fund attends a workshop.

The session is interactive and based on problem solving and discussion, covering:

  • The benefits of borrowing
  • Researching suitable objects and exhibitions for loan and hire
  • Making a case to borrow
  • Communicating with lenders
  • Loan applications
  • Fees and contracts
  • Sources of funding
  • Scheduling
  • Transportation
  • Facilities reports
  • Government Indemnity and commercial insurance
  • Security
  • Emergency planning

For details of TEG’s Preparing to Borrow and professional development programme for 2019, visit TEG’s Eventbrite page

If you have any questions about the TEG Preparing to Borrow Programme, professional development workshops and opportunities or bespoke training, email Charlotte Dew

*HM Government provide Government Indemnity and the GIS team Arts Council England arrange the indemnity

Kids in Museums’ How to be a Family Friendly Museum Training Day

People’s History Museum, Manchester
Tuesday 9th July 2019, 10am-4pm

Would you like your museum to be more welcoming of children, young people and families, but need some support?

This training day will provide a great opportunity to review where you are as an organisation and offer top tips and inspiration to develop your offer for this audience.

This day will help delegates to:

  • explore how your work fits into the local and national context
  • use our Kids in Museums Manifesto as a framework to reflect on what your organisation offers and where you can develop your work
  • pick up low and no cost tips for improving your provision
  • hear from the People’s History Museum, our 2017 Family Friendly Museum Award winner, about how they have embedded the Kids in Museums Manifesto and run Takeover Day
  • discover how Takeover Day and Teen Digital Takeover can be used to pilot new work
  • find out about a range of resources to support your work
  • create an action plan in order to take your work forward.

Take a look at the full schedule here.

To book a place visit the eventbrite page.

Who should attend?

This training day is suitable for staff or volunteers from museums across the North West, North East and Yorkshire.

Run in partnership with Museum Development North West, Museum Development North East and Museum Development Yorkshire.

Supported by Arts Council England.

Shading The Count Research & Development Sharing

Thursday 23rd May 2019, 8.00pm
The Whitworth, Manchester

Two instruments meet, converse and interpret their love of music through expressions of rhythm.

Bass player, Jim Parris & Tap percussionist Imani Jendai have embarked on a collaborative exploration of rhythm using the body & bass as a percussive instruments, as channels of communication, blurring the lines between musician & dancer.

Seeking to develop Shading the Count as a performance work for galleries and unusual spaces they are joined by digital film artist Clive Hunte & set & visual artist Jacqueline Brown to illustrate their journey & reflect their surroundings through the first stages of an installation.

They invite you to join them and add your responses to their conversation.

To book your free ticket, visit the eventbrite page.

Directed by Jim Parris on Bass & Imani Jendai Tap-Phonics.

This work has been supported by National Lottery funding through Arts Council England and with inkind support from STUN and The Whitworth

View from the Top 2019

Tuesday 21st May 2019
The Wellcome Collection, London

Inspirational. Honest. Unmissable.

From the Association of Cultural Enterprises:

Our signature study day View from the Top offers a unique opportunity to hear senior figures from a range of cultural attractions talking frankly and openly about commercial challenges as well as success and future plans. With over 120 delegates this is also an unmissable networking event offering the chance to catch up with colleagues and make new contacts across the sector.

Highlights include James Fleming, Head of Commercial and Projects and Policy Unit at DCMS Commercial, examining commercial opportunities for the sector, and Diane Lees, Director General of Imperial War Museums, sharing how IWM are repositioning themselves as a charity as opposed to a National Museum. The Tank Museum’sDirector and Deputy Director, Richard Smith and Helen Smith, will discuss achieving a growth in visitor numbers in a climate of dwindling funding and Brexit-related tourism issues, while Southbank Centre CEO, Elaine Bedell, and Horniman Director, Nick Merriman, reflect on diversity, visitor experience and financial security during their first years in new roles.

View the full programme here.

The Artist Researcher: Artists and museums working together

Friday 7 June 2019 9.30am – 4pm
The Foundling Museum, 40 Brunswick Square, London WC1N 1AZ
£20 Advance booking essential

A one-day series of panel discussions on building and managing relationships between contemporary visual artists and museums in the UK. Aimed particularly at smaller museums looking to broaden access and think differently about their collections

Museums have always been a source of inspiration and knowledge for artists, and a refocus for many from ‘making’ for an object based practice to a more open-ended research driven approach has led to increased appetite for access to museum archives and the specialist staff oversee them. ‘Artist as researcher, artists and Museum working together’ convenes arts practitioners and museum representatives in a series of panel discussions to consider the mutual benefits and challenges to artist, institution and audience in such collaborations.

Aimed particularly at smaller museums and reflecting on the Artquest research residency programmes in partnership with the Foundling Museum and the Horniman Museum in London, this day-long series of panel discussions will explore:

  • The motivations that visual artists and museums have in working together
  • Practical considerations around permitting physical access to collections
  • Understanding the benefits to a range of audiences and visitors
  • Making the case for to senior management and funders for supporting such programmes

27th Museums + Heritage Show

From the Museums + Heritage Show:

Taking place on 15 and 16 May 2019 at Olympia London, the Museums + Heritage Show is the sector’s largest and entirely free-to-attend event. Featuring two jam-packed days of more than 50 expert talks, 150 suppliers and consultants and a raft of special features, it’s a must-do for anyone working in museums, galleries or heritage visitor attractions.

Time at the Museums + Heritage Show is time well spent. It is the perfect place to discover new ideas and opportunities, all designed to develop your skills, increase your knowledge and make your organisation bigger, better and stronger. Visit the Show to source new products, discover the latest technologies, collaborate with new partners and network with colleagues. It’s where conversations happen, ideas are born and solutions shared.

Don’t miss out! Register today for your FREE pass here.

Budgeting and Fundraising for work with Young People in the Arts and Cultural Sector

Tuesday 26th & Wednesday 27th March
Yorkshire Dance, Leeds

From Artswork:

This practical two day course is designed to help you identify, and apply for, funding for your creative and cultural projects.

The expert trainer will take you through all the steps involved in successful fundraising, from putting together realistic project budgets and identifying key income and expenditure considerations, to finding relevant funding sources and developing relationships with funders. You will leave the day with practical resources to help find funding, and gain top tips to enable you to write effective and successful bids that meet the requirements of individual funding bodies.

Ideal for: Anyone working in the arts and cultural sectors looking to identify and apply for funding for projects with children and young people.

Cost: £150 (includes lunch and refreshments)

For more information and to book a place click here.