Date(s) - 02/02/2015
1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
The Polar Museum
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Interested in taking part in the Museums at Night festival and/or entering the Connect! competition to develop a participatory event with a contemporary artist? Come along to Culture24’s free, friendly afternoon briefing session: it’s for anyone working or volunteering in a museum, gallery, heritage site or other cultural institution.
What is Museums at Night?
Museums at Night is Culture24’s annual after-hours festival showcasing the arts and heritage sector, which each year offers a great audience development opportunity.
What is the Connect! competition?
Formerly known as Connect10, Connect! is the competition giving venues the chance to win an artist-led participatory event and a £3,000 bursary.
What will you learn?
Find out about the benefits and challenges involved in hosting an after-hours event, what it takes to be a Connect! winner, and what it’s like to host a top artist from the people who have done it before.
Take advantage of this unique opportunity to hear first-hand from a Connect10 artist, who will share their experience of developing a successful participatory event, and tips for venues interested in working with artists.
You’ll learn how to organise a local cluster of venues to take part in the festival, plus there will be plenty of opportunities to meet and chat with colleagues from your region.
Guest speakers will include:
- A cluster coordinator: Laura Crossley, Heritage and Audience Development consultant who has successfully bid for funding and set up several Museums at Night clusters in North Norfolk
- A Connect10 venue: Suzannah Bedford, who led the Renewal Trust’s campaign to bring top photographer Rankin to St Ann’s Allotments in Nottingham for Museums at Night
- A Connect10 artist: Kelvyn Smith of Mr Smith’s Letterpress Workshop, who devised a unique letterpress printing experience at Walthamstow’s William Morris Gallery, taking inspiration from Morris’ writings and the venue’s collections
Doors open at 1.00pm, and we’ll be serving tea and coffee: the session will kick off at 1:30pm.
Mid-afternoon refreshments will be provided. This briefing is supported by Arts Council England Lottery funding.
This event is not being booked through SHARE Museums East: