Jen Farrant from Arts Award explains the benefits of your organisation becoming an Arts Award Supporter, and how this can help you engage new and younger audiences with your after-hours events.
What do Arts Award Supporter museums do?
Arts Award Supporters offer activities which young people can use for their Arts Award, so if your Museums at Night event offers opportunities to make art, view your museum collection in a creative way or enjoy a performance, then it could contribute.
Arts Award Supporter is free to take part in, and you can promote your opportunity through Arts Award Voice, on the Arts Award Supporter map and though Artsbox, Arts Award’s eportfolio platform.
Young people reviewing your events and exhibitions
Voice is an online magazine written by and for young people. We have a team who are trained in reviewing events – so do get in touch with me by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll arrange this.
You can also ask young people you work with to write a review for you: there are reviewing guidelines here.
Check out young people’s views on museums below:
We also wrote this piece looking at the Takeover Day initiative from Kids in Museums.
Once you’re a Supporter you can list your events on the Voice opportunities listings, and tweet using #artsawardsupporter – we’ll retweet you to our audience of nearly 10K followers.
Of course, Supporter doesn’t just apply to Museums at Night. All of your creative workshops, exhibitions and family events can contribute to a young person’s Arts Award.
Get in touch
Find out more on our website www.artsawardsupporter.com, and if you’d like personalised advice on creating your Supporter offer, contact Arts Award Supporter Associate Jen Farrant (email@example.com).