Thu 31 Oct - Sat 2 Nov 2019

Thank you to everyone who joined us for our workshops in Nottingham and Brighton earlier this month! The presentations from these events are below.

Introduction to Museums at Night and the Connect! competition

An introduction to how Culture24 delivers the twice-yearly Museums at Night festival, how UK museums and galleries can get involved, and how to apply to the Connect! competition to win a top artist to lead your festival event and a £3000 bursary.

Museums at Night PR & marketing tips

Guidance about ways to raise awareness of your venue and your events, including tips on writing press releases and attracting interest from your local community.

The Connect! competition – a venue’s perspective 1

Matt Chesney, director of Backlit in Nottingham, explains how the gallery has twice won a Connect! artist to lead their Museums at Night events. This explains how Matt’s team reached out to new audiences to vote for Backlit, and how they collaborated with Mat Collishaw and Gillian Wearing on participatory events.

A venue’s perspective 2

In this video resource, Rebecca Jacobs shares the William Morris Gallery’s experience of applying for, winning and working with 2014 Connect! artist Mr Smith.

The Connect! competition – an artist’s perspective

Artists Davy & Kristin McGuire took part in Culture24’s Connect! competition in 2015. This presentation explains their initial idea, how they selected which pitches from museums and galleries would go through to the public voting stage, how they collaborated with winning venue the Williamson Art Gallery & Museum, and the Starkers projection-mapping installation they ended up creating for their Museums at Night event.

The video of Kristin’s talk is here:

More resources:



Thu 31 Oct - Sat 2 Nov 2019