Training

 2019-2020 One Day Course Training Programme

Our annual training programme is designed to offer sector specific training to its institutional, personal members and museum workers from across the region.  The courses on offer have been tailored to your needs, based upon requirement and demand. We try to offer about 6 or 7 courses per training season, averaging out at one a month. Each course has three places free to volunteers at institutional member museums and galleries. It’s a great way to access new skills and network to share experience and learn. For details of course’s please visit our events page.

New for 2019!

Applying for funds for smaller projects and museums

Monday 10th June

Location Elsecar Heritage Centre, Wath Road, Elsecar, Barnsley, S74 8HJ

Time 10am – 3.30pm

Cost standard (£35 members, £45 non)

Three free places available to volunteers from member institutions.

Funding is never easy to get, and in the current climate, it is getting harder and harder to access. There are however still pots of money out there. Everyone knows about HLF and Arts Council, but what about other pots, where else can you go?

This course will focus on local charities, smaller grant givers and more unusual sources of funding. Perhaps you are looking for that ten thousand pounds for a project, or a few thousand to help you spruce up your interpretation, or even a couple of hundred to help you deliver and event, this course will give you some ideas.

There will be a practical session too. You can put some of your fundraising skills to the test by writing an application on the day which will be judged by people with experience of reviewing fundraising applications. Feedback will be given and a prize will be awarded to the best application.

To book please visit out Eventbrite page.

 

Working With Artists

October

Following on from our conference, we offer a practical tips session on working with Artists. This will include where to meet them, how to develop projects, where you can get funding, contracts and agreements, and marketing the finished product. You will hear from museums and heritage venues  who have ad success with art commissions and what they got out of the partnership, artists on what they look for when they are looking for commissions, and sector support agency Art&Heritage who can support this area of work.

Full details and booking information coming soon.

 

In it Together: Heritage and Community Engagement

25tth November

West Yorkshire History Centre, Wakefield

10am – 4pm

FED Members £20 Non Members £30

Community projects are a rich way of understanding shared heritage. Exploring ways of working together with community groups can be a meaningful way to develop an understanding of diverse histories and build partnerships to help explore our heritage in different ways.

This day will feature training on developing community engagement projects. With input from the National Heritage Lottery Funded West Yorkshire Queer Stories project, Arts Council funded Make More Arts and West Yorkshire Archive Service’s community archive work, this will be a practical day looking at community partnership work.

Further details and booking information coming soon.

 

 NEXT GENERATION 2018/2019 – Management Training Course

The Yorkshire and Humberside Federation of Museums and Galleries is proposing to lead another Next Generation Management Development programme for 2018-19. The programme is delivered in up to ten workshops (plus an induction meeting) at monthly intervals provisionally starting on Wednesday 10th October 2018 (and then subsequent 2nd Wednesdays in the month, finishing May 2019). The exact programme is developed with the candidates at the start of the course. Workshops are held at various locations throughout Yorkshire. Delegates will visit a number of interesting museum and library locations and hear from senior museum and library professionals.  For all further information please download the flyer to the left of this page.

To express an interest please contact the YHFed freelance training administrator, admin@yhfed.org.uk

For all further information about the programme please contact the coach and trainer, Peter Lumley: peter@realising-change.co.uk  TEL: 07767 337637

 

Training Affordability Principles

Courses will be reasonably priced, discounted for Fed members, and three free volunteer places will be made available on a first come first served basis (one per institiution).

Courses will be led by experienced trainers who have relevant and current knowledge and skills, as well as experience of working in the heritage sector.

Courses will enable members to develop and add to their own skills and knowledge base, and to ensure that the courses we offer are up to date and relevant to the sector, our course programme will reflect members feedback. To that end we welcome course suggestions, so if you would like to see a specific training topic covered please contact the FED

Upcoming Events

10 June 10:00 - 15:30

Fundraising for smaller projects and museums

Monday 10th June Location Elsecar Heritage Centre, Wath Road, Elsecar, Barnsley, S74 8HJ Time 10am – 3.30pm Cost standard (£35 members, £45 non) Three free places available to volunteers from members institutions (first come first served). Funding is never easy …

06 September 09:00 - 16:00

Matters of the Art

The biannual FED conference Full programme to be confirmed in May and booking to open soon.

25 November 09:00 - 16:00

In It Together - Heritage and Community Engagement

West Yorkshire History Centre, Wakefield 9am - 4pm £20 Fed Members £30 Non Members Community projects are a rich way of understanding shared heritage. Exploring ways of working together with community groups can be a meaningful way to …