Training and Events

Opportunities and training with a small coloured logo in the title, are those that have been organised, funded and facilitated by the South East Museum Development Programme.

GEM Intermediate Course:Working with Artists in Heritage Settings

Tuesday 21st November 2017

 Foundling Museum, London

Want to explore ways of working with artists in your collection or historic site? Want to increase your understanding of creative collaborations and generate ideas in this area? Then this course is for you!

Through exploring the creative potential of your collection or historic site, this course will prepare you to deliver creative projects in partnership with artists.

The course will offer a chance to:


  • Research and generate ideas to explore with artists based on your collection or historic site.
  • Identify best practice and knowledge of how to develop and deliver an artist project.
  • Explore your own creativity and generate inspiration for project ideas.
  • Develop the confidence to work with artists.
  • Develop knowledge of practical considerations through sharing experiences and case studies with artists’ and organisations’ perspectives.
  • Network with other peers, organisations and creative practitioners.
  • Produce a working plan with next steps to take forward within your organisation.

The course is based around a one-day workshop, involving creative exercises, presentations, and sharing experiences and case studies. You will explore the process of collaboration, gain insight from artists and take part in an incubator session to generate your own creative idea and a practical session looking at the logistics of running and organising a project from commissioning to delivery and final evaluation.

The course workshop dates are:

(a) Bristol: Friday 6 October 2017, 10.00-16.30

(b) London: Tuesday 21 November 2017, 10.00-16.30

(c) Leeds: Tuesday 13 February 2018, 10.00-16.30

Details and booking