Tagged: Touring

Touring Exhibitions Group Preparing to Borrow Mentoring Opportunity

Would you like to receive 1-2-1 mentoring support and a small bursary to help your organisation make a loan application, or secure the hire of a touring exhibition?

As part of TEG’s Preparing to Borrow programme each successful mentee will be paired with a mentor and receive up to 17.5 hours of tailored, expert support (which can be used in face-to-face, Skype or telephone meetings, or correspondence via email), between September 2017 and March 2018, to enable their organisation to successfully complete a loan application. The mentee is also entitled to a £200 bursary to support them during the mentoring period.

The year-long Preparing to Borrow programme is supported by Arts Council England (ACE), the National Museum Directors’ Council, Art Fund and TESS Demountable; there are two mentoring places available in each ACE region.

Please note venues who have received ‘Ready to Borrow’ (previously Small Scale Capital Grants) monies, through their regional Museum Development provider, to make improvements to their display space(s), will be prioritised for mentoring support through the scheme, to enable them to make best use of this investment. For further information please see the programme outline.

If you are interested in this mentoring opportunity please complete the application form and send to Alex Bird, Sector Development Officer at alexander.bird@manchester.ac.uk

The deadline for applications is 5pm Friday 21st July.

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New funding for sharing works of art across the UK

The Garfield Weston Foundation and Art Fund has announced a new £750,000 funding and training programme to support the wider sharing of national collections with museums across the whole of the UK.A programme designed to provide regional museums and museum visitors with increased access to national museum and gallery collections.

Alongside Arts Council England’s funding scheme ‘Ready to Borrow’ and the Touring Exhibition Group initiative ‘Preparing to Borrow’, and other national programmes, the Weston Loan Programme will provide funding for regional museums to secure important strategic loans and maximise loan opportunities in the context of their own collections and communities.

We recognise the great value of our national collections being shared more widely across the UK, and hope that museum staff, collections and audiences nationwide will benefit from this programme over the next three years, and beyond.

The programme will open for applications in July 2017, and further details will be made available online shortly. In the meantime, for further information and to discuss a potential project please contact Penny Bull via pbull@artfund.org or 020 7225 4840.

Aims

-To support the costs of new loans of works of art and artefacts to regional museums from the National collections.

– To encourage new and stronger relationships between regional and National museums and galleries.

-To help regional museums make the most of the opportunities associated with the loan and raise the profile of their own collections.

What are we looking for?

We’ll consider applications that:

  • Enhance or maximise the possibilities of already planned loans/exhibitions/programming;
  • Enable ‘quick fire’ and ‘quick win’ loan requests
  • Support long term relationship and display development

We’ll support regional museums and galleries with grants of up to 100% of the funding required to cover the costs associated with securing and displaying the loan, for example security reviews, insurance, transportation, conservation, installation and invigilation. We’ll also support you with funds for maximising the impact of the loan, such as production of marketing materials, onsite interpretation and/or audience engagement activity.

Who can apply?

– UK museums/galleries with permanent collections which are provisionally or fully accredited 

– UK museums/galleries which are regional and/or run by local authorities, universities, or have independent Trust status

If your museum is not provisionally or fully accredited you will be asked explain why, and to demonstrate a longstanding commitment to care for the collections to the same nationally-recognised standard. The museum should also be open for at least half the week for at least six months of the year.

How much can you apply for?

We expect the majority of grants to be for between £10,000 and £20,000, although we will consider applications for smaller and larger amounts. We would be happy to accept applications for 100% funding, though applicants can apply to this programme as part of a larger funding package of support from a variety of sources.

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.