Ticket sales have begun for the Museums at Night festival (17th – 20th May 2017). Any UK cultural or heritage organisation who would like to run an after-hours event during the festival dates can register until Friday 17 March, to be included in their next round of press releases.
Details of how to register an event listing can be found on their website here.
Thanks to generous members of the public, Culture 24 have announced that their new Museums at Night People’s Fund has 3 x £100 bursaries to give away, to support three cultural or heritage organisations to deliver events as part of the October festival. Winning venues will receive guaranteed publicity through the Museums at Night website and social media channels, and a free event marketing consultation.
The fund is open to all UK-based cultural and heritage organisations that are not already in receipt of funding from a Culture24 run project. In order to apply for a £100 bursary, your organisation must:
- employ no more than 20 permanent staff
- complete this three-question application form by 5pm on Monday 1 August
- complete an event in the October 2016 Museums at Night festival. See the full fund terms & conditions.
For further information and to apply, please see here.
Over 500 events took place across the UK for the Museums at Night festival in May. If you held an event then Culture24 would love to hear your feedback! You can submit comments and visitor numbers via their survey which is available here.
If you’re interested in hosting an event, the festival will return from Thursday 27 – Saturday 29 October, and all are welcome to take part. To find out more about Museums at Night please visit their website here.
Together with PR coordinator Pandora, Museums at Night developed a communications schedule for 2016, which identifies when they will be issuing press releases about the two festivals in May and October to different outlets.
If you would like your events to be included in this PR campaign, you are now able to register them in Culture24’s database: here’s a step by step guide explaining how. Museums at Night’s Big List of Event Ideas looks to provide inspiration to those struggling to develop new events.
For further details, and registration deadlines, please see here
Following the inaugural Halloween Museums at Night festival, which was a great success with over 200 events, the organisers are looking for feedback from those who took part, this will help them shape the festival in future, as well as evaluate the advice and resources the festival offers to venues.
The short survey is available here, and on top of that, a prize of £40 of Montezuma’s chocolate is being offered to whoever sends the best image of the Museums at Night event they attended. they want to see people having a good time in an arts or heritage space at night.