Thu 31 Oct - Sat 2 Nov 2019

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.

a group of teenage girls at a museum workshop

Teenagers discovering museum collections (c) Rob Walker

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 [email protected] 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:

Victoria and Albert Museum
Norwich Castle Museum
Teen Take – Kids in Museums

We also wrote this piece looking at the Takeover Day initiative from Kids in Museums.

Two girls looking into a glass case in a museum

Young people preparing to review their museum visit for Arts Award Supporter (c) Rob Walker

Extra publicity

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.

Two girls kneeling down to talk by a staircase in a museum

A moment of quiet in a museum (c) Rob Walker

Get in touch

Find out more on our website, and if you’d like personalised advice on creating your Supporter offer, contact Arts Award Supporter Associate Jen Farrant ([email protected]).

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Thu 31 Oct - Sat 2 Nov 2019