Thu 31 Oct - Sat 2 Nov 2019

How can we help develop Museums at Night in your area?

We are now entering the second and final year of the Connect! 2015-16 funding, and we want as many museums as possible to submit strong applications by the beginning of March. We are planning another series of half-day development workshops across the country.

Over the last three years we’ve tried to cover as many regions as possible, holding workshops in London, Cambridge, Birmingham, Manchester, Bradford, Bristol, Wrexham and Cardiff.

A lecture theater dominated by a polar bear skin on one wall

Culture24 Campaigns Manager Nick Stockman gets upstaged by a polar bear skin while speaking at a Museums at Night workshop at the Scott Polar Museum in Cambridge


What we’re looking for: We have a limited budget, but would like to hold two or three more workshops in the last 2 weeks of January. We’ve already received requests for workshops in the East Midlands and London – but is there demand for one in your region?

What the workshops involve: They’re in a very participatory format, with guidance for all kinds of cultural and heritage organisations including those who’ve never held after-hours events before, who want to try more creative programming, who are interested in working together to form a local cluster of activity, and who would like to apply to the 2016 Connect! competition to win £3000 and the chance to work with a top contemporary artist for their October Museums at Night event.

Guest speakers will include a former Connect! artist and a venue that successfully won the Connect! competition, as well as a cluster coordinator.

The goal of these workshops is that everyone who attends goes away confident in their next steps, ready to submit a strong bid to the Connect! competition or to plan and promote a successful festival event.

Would you like us to come to your region? We’d like to hold these workshops where they’ll definitely make an impact – so please let us know which city and venue you’d recommend we hold the workshop in, which have good transport links, and where representatives from at least 25 museums would be likely to attend.

If you’d like to discuss this opportunity, please contact me on 01273 523982, or email [email protected].

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Thu 31 Oct - Sat 2 Nov 2019