Tagged: Touring

New funding scheme for sharing works of art across the UK

The Weston Loan Programme with Art Fund is the first ever grant programme specifically designed to directly fund and empower regional and smaller local authority museums to borrow major works or collections of art from the UK’s national museums and galleries. The scheme will help widen access to works from the national collections for audiences across the country, strengthen the skills of up to 100 regional museum professionals, and distribute resources across the UK.

The scheme will open on 6 July 2017 for individual applications of between £5,000 – £25,000 and the successful museums for year one of the three-year funding programme will be announced in December. Loans of works of art will go on display from 2018 onwards.

They encourage interested UK museums to participate in one of the Preparing to Borrow workshops taking place around the country from April to September, run by Touring Exhibitions Group (TEG).

Stephen Deuchar, Art Fund director, said: ‘We know that our national museums want to widen public access to the collections they hold and that organisations around the UK want more opportunities to borrow and display these collections. Our new scheme will not only provide the funds to make this possible but also broker new relationships between museums, help give curators the skills they need and empower museums to determine their own priorities in direct response to local audiences. We encourage all interested museums to apply.’

Grants to museums will cover costs including transportation of works of art and objects, insurance, conservation, installation, advocacy, marketing and audience development. The £750,000 initiative will award a minimum of £600,000 in grants, provide up to £100,000 for training and networking opportunities for museum professionals, and cover up to £50,000 in detailed evaluation and reporting of key learnings for the scheme and sector.

The Weston Loan Programme with Art Fund is intended to complement Arts Council England’s ‘Ready to Borrow’ scheme and TEG’s ‘Preparing to Borrow’ programme as part of a joined-up funding approach to all stages of securing loans of works. The charities are working closely with TEG and other partners to highlight the range of opportunities available.

TEG Preparing to Borrow Workshops

Book your place on one of TEG’s new Preparing to Borrow workshops, for an in-depth introduction to borrowing objects:

10 May 2017      Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery

26 May 2017      Palace Green Library, Durham University                                                            

26 June 2017     People’s History Museum, Manchester

7 July 2017         The Foundling Museum, London

£25 TEG members / £35 non-members.

Book here

Delivered as part of TEG’s year-long Preparing to Borrow programme, supported by Arts Council England, the Art Fund and TESS Demountable, the workshops support participants to acquire the knowledge and confidence to make an application to borrow an object or exhibition.

It is an interactive session, 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

Each workshop is delivered by a TEG trainer, William Brown, National Security Advisor, and a member of the Art Fund team, who will introduce their forthcoming funding initiative, the Weston Loan Programme. The training encourages networking, and provides the opportunity to meet colleagues from other organisations who are looking to borrow and find partners.

Ten travel bursaries are available for each workshop, up to the value of £30. If you would like to apply for a bursary, or if you have any questions about the workshop or the Preparing to Borrow programme, email charlotte@teg.org.uk

TEG is able to provide sign-language interpretation and/or induction loop facilities, if requested four weeks in advance of an event. Please indicate your communication and access requirements when booking.

Training dates in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland will be announced shortly, email seminars@teg.org.uk to register your interest in attending one of these sessions.

Touring Exhibitions Group Marketplace 2017 Bursaries

There are bursaries are available to museums in the North West to support TEG Marketplace and SHARE seminar attendance and travel. If you are interested in applying, email charlotte@teg.org.uk for more information. Application deadline 22 March

Museum of London
Thursday 20 – Friday 21 April 2017

Join colleagues nationwide for one or two days of inspiration at the UK’s only touring exhibition networking event. Come to Marketplace to share ideas, source or promote touring exhibitions and find partnership opportunities.

Thursday 20 April, 13.30-18.00
SHARE Seminar: The Benefits of Borrowing

The SHARE seminar will launch TEG’s new Preparing to Borrow programme, in support of Arts Council England’s (ACE) Ready to Borrow scheme. It will present case studies exploring the benefits of borrowing objects and exhibitions from nationals and other large organisations, and will provide a platform for discussing solutions to the range of challenges facing potential borrowers. ACE, Durham University, National Museum Directors Council, Poole Museum, Science Museum Group, University of Nottingham Museum and the V&A will be represented on the panel of speakers. The event will close with ‘The 5 Minute Share’ – an opportunity for delegates to share information about upcoming tours, loan or partnership projects; to ask for input or find partners.

The seminar will be preceded by an optional tour of the Guildhall Art Gallery from11.00-12.00, and followed by an evening drinks reception at the Barbican from18.30-20.00. There will be an introduction to the Barbican’s latest exhibition The Japanese House and the opportunity for a complimentary visit to the show. Attendance at both events is free to delegates, but registration is essential; full details will follow booking.

Delegate fee: Members £35; Non-members £45
Book here: https://teg_marketplace2017.eventbrite.com/

Friday 21 April, 11:00-16:30
TEG Marketplace

TEG’s annual Marketplace is a unique opportunity for all those working in touring exhibitions to get together to network, discuss projects and exchange ideas. Delegates can book a stall to distribute details about their available exhibitions, or circulate freely to network, gather information and discuss collaborations.

Delegate fee: Members £45; Non-members £90

 

Book here: https://teg_marketplace2017.eventbrite.com/

 

FACT: Touring and Co-Production

FACT is delighted to present two ambitious new exhibitions and two impressive commissions available for touring, continuing our dedication to partnership and collaboration.

Available Exhibitions:

How much of this is fiction.is an exciting, timely exhibition about post-truth and fake news which opens at FACT in March. Currently also showing at Framer Framed, Amsterdam, and then HeK (House of Electronic Arts), Basel, from 22 March. 

No Such Thing As Gravity is an innovative show about scientific truth and belief, touring to the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Art in April 2017.

Available Commissions:

Ryoichi Kurokawa’s immersive installation, unfold (2016), was developed by FACT for the artist’s first UK solo show. It has since toured to Jikji International Festival, South Korea; Scopitone 2016, Nantes; and Arts Santa Monica, Barcelona. 

Semiconductor’s Worlds in the Making (2011) is an epic, three-channel moving image installation. The artwork will tour to the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, in April 2017, as part of the group show No Such Thing As Gravity.

Contact us for more information

Our touring exhibitions and commissions are available for hire alongside kit, technical direction, and support from our world class team – touring@fact.co.uk   

Write Better International Touring Exhibitions Contracts Workshop

Wednesday 15th March
Tate Britain
10:30 – 16:00

Tickets are £30 and include lunch and refreshments.  Book your ticket here.

Drawing up an international touring exhibition agreement for the first time? Don’t have previous experience or access to specialist legal advice? This workshop will focus on drawing up contracts for international touring exhibitions and reviewing venue contracts for inbound international touring exhibitions.

Research by the British Council, ICOM UK and the Touring Exhibitions Group (TEG) has shown that one of the key issues for museums undertaking international touring exhibitions is the contractual aspect. In response to this demand, the British Council and ICOM UK have developed a template contract for UK museums undertaking international touring exhibitions. The contract covers every aspect of international touring exhibitions. It will be available free to download on the ICOM UK website www.uk.icom.museum/international-touring-exhibitions from Wednesday 1 March.

This workshop will introduce the template contract, explain how best to use it and explore the issues around contracts for international touring exhibitions. The speakers will be Tony Doubleday, Head of Legal, British Museum, Bernard Horrocks, Intellectual Property Manager, Tate, Dana Andrew, WIRP Project Manager, ICOM UK, and Katie Childs, Policy and Projects Manager, National Museum Directors Council. The day will include a panel discussion, chaired by Charlotte Dew, TEG Researcher, with participation from David Packer, Registrar, Fitzwilliam Museum, and Matthew Lawrence, Senior Exhibitions Project Manager, Royal Museums Greenwich.

Touring Exhibitions Group Marketplace 2017

Museum of London
Thursday 20 – Friday 21 April 2017

Join colleagues nationwide for one or two days of inspiration at the UK’s only touring exhibition networking event. Come to Marketplace to share ideas, source or promote touring exhibitions and find partnership opportunities.

Thursday 20 April, 13.30-18.00

SHARE Seminar: The Benefits of Borrowing

The SHARE seminar will launch TEG’s new Preparing to Borrow programme, in support of Arts Council England’s (ACE) Ready to Borrow scheme. It will present case studies exploring the benefits of borrowing objects and exhibitions from nationals and other large organisations, and will provide a platform for discussing solutions to the range of challenges facing potential borrowers. ACE, Durham University, National Museum Directors Council, Poole Museum, Science Museum Group, University of Nottingham Museum and the V&A will be represented on the panel of speakers. The event will close with ‘The 5 Minute Share’ – an opportunity for delegates to share information about upcoming tours, loan or partnership projects; to ask for input or find partners.

The seminar will be preceded by an optional tour of the Guildhall Art Gallery from 11.00-12.00, and followed by an evening drinks reception at the Barbican from 18.30-20.00. There will be an introduction to the Barbican’s latest exhibition The Japanese House and the opportunity for a complimentary visit to the show. Attendance at both events is free to delegates, but registration is essential; full details will follow booking.

Delegate fee: Members £35; Non-members £45
Book here: https://teg_marketplace2017.eventbrite.com/

Friday 21 April, 11:00-16:30
TEG Marketplace

TEG’s annual Marketplace is a unique opportunity for all those working in touring exhibitions to get together to network, discuss projects and exchange ideas. Delegates can book a stall to distribute details about their available exhibitions, or circulate freely to network, gather information and discuss collaborations.

Delegate fee: Members £45; Non-members £90

Marketplace stand: £50, Half-stand: £30 – limited numbers available. Stands must be booked together with 1 or 2 delegate places.

Corporate stands (inclusive of 2 delegate places): Member: £250/Non-member: £360.

Book here: https://teg_marketplace2017.eventbrite.com/

16 bursaries are available to support TEG Marketplace and SHARE seminar attendance and travel. If you are interested in applying, email charlotte@teg.org.uk for more information. Application deadline 10 March.

Touring exhibitions from Guildhall Library

We at Guildhall Library are very pleased to announce that two of our exhibitions are now available to hire for free. If you are a museum, library, history centre, school, or any other organisation, and are interested in hiring these exhibitions, we’d love to hear from you!

Guildhall Library is a public reference library in the City of London specialising in the history of the capital, with titles dating from the 15th century to the present day, including original plague and Great Fire material.

Each exhibition consists of eight pull-up banners and is flexible enough to fit in most spaces.

The first exhibition is London’s Dreadful Visitation: The Great Plague, 1665. The Great Plague was a devastating event in the City of London, wiping out almost 100,000 people. Whether young or old, man or woman, saint or sinner, it killed mercilessly and changed London forever. Divided into clear themes, visitors are able to learn more about the pestilence, including the remedies people used; theories on the causes; and what the authorities did in response to the outbreak.

Also available is our brand new exhibition That Dreadful Fire: the Hand of God, a Great Wind and a Very Dry Season. It takes you through the story of the Great Fire and explains what you can learn through Guildhall Library’s collections, including who was to blame, its impact, and how Londoners rebuilt the City.

For more details please contact us at GHLevents@cityoflondon.gov.uk or 020 7332 1868.

TEG Launch Partnership Agreement Template

Touring Exhibitions Group (TEG) has announced the launch of a Partnership Agreement Template. This resource is designed to assist organisations to develop a partnership agreement, to support any exhibition, education or other project they are embarking on.

It has been developed with the Cornwall Museums Partnership, as part of TEG’s Economics of Touring Exhibitions programme. It responds to feedback in their training evaluation, which demonstrated the demand for a template that organisations could customise for use when working in partnership.

The resource provides step-by-step guidance and will support a partnership, or consortia of organisations, to start discussing and implementing an agreement. A checklist of information to prepare and generic text that can be modified is provided. This resource is available as a PDF, with an accompanying, adaptable, Word document.

You can download the resource here, or visit TEG’s homepage where the PDF and Word documents are also available.

Touring Exhibition Group Workshops

BEGINNING TO TOUR AT THE DESIGN MUSEUM, LONDON
Monday 6th February 2017 10.30 – 16.30
 
TEG’s Beginning to Tour seminar takes participants through the key stages of planning and delivering touring exhibitions. The seminar explores the perspective of both the producer of the exhibition and hiring venue, shares up-to-date examples of best practice and provides valuable networking opportunities.

‘The insight into real life documents and reports was really useful. This seminar far exceeded my expectations. Thank you.’ Judith Liddle, Edinburgh Printmakers

Very informative and useful course, wonderful networking opportunities, very relaxed and learning-friendly environment’ Sivan Amar, Tate

Our next seminar will take place at the Design Museum, London on 6 February from 10.30 – 16.30. The cost of this seminar is £45 for TEG members and £70 for non-members. 

Book your place at this seminar here

NEW PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT WORKSHOPS

In response to feedback from our Economics of Touring Exhibitions research and seminars TEG has developed a new partnership agreement workshop.

The workshop will focus on devising an agreement for small to medium scale projects, which involve the collaboration of two or more partners, to develop and deliver a collaborative exhibition, event or programme. 

Aimed at managers, the workshop will use TEG’s new template partnership agreement as its starting point and look at the key content to include and different ways to reach an agreement. It will also be an opportunity to network with other professionals interested in touring and partnership work. 

The cost of this workshop is just £20 for TEG members and £30 for non-members. 

Two workshop dates are available to book now:

Yorkshire Museum, York, 23 January 2017 11.00 – 16.00

Wellcome Collection, London, 27 February 2017 11.00 – 16.00 

Want to tour exhibitions and collections internationally? Last chance to register for British Council publication

As part of an ACE funded project to develop museums capacity to tour exhibitions and collections internationally, the British Council is producing a brochure to showcase the wealth of collections held by UK museums and to encourage approaches from overseas museums for touring exhibitions or loans.

The brochure, which will be available both in hard copies and online, will be used by British embassies, UK Trade & Investment, and British Council offices overseas to promote UK museums worldwide. It will be launched at the American Alliance of Museums conference in Washington DC in May 2016.

All UK museums – both national and non-national, are invited to register their interest. There is no charge for inclusion in the brochure. The brochure content is being collated and edited by the National Museum Directors’ Council.

For more information and an application form, please contact international@nationalmuseums.org.uk.

The deadline for submitting material is Friday 27 November 2015