Museums offer fantastic opportunities for visitors to experience and take part in unique activities. In this week’s blog, Arts Award Museums & Heritage Associate Caroline Bray examines some of the activities on offer and how creativity can be found in work where some might not expect it!Continue reading →
This week our digital associate Julie Neville explores some of the digital arts and technology offers available at museums and galleries, transforming the way young people make, experience and share art.Continue reading →
Earlier this year our Museum and Heritage Associate, Caroline Bray, wrote about the growing interest in how museums could use Arts Award Discover with families, and a pilot being run to test the idea out. This follow-up shares what two participating museums did, and what they found out.Continue reading →
Following on from our recent blog post about the launch of the Cultural Citizens Programme (CCP), we have updates from each of the three organisations delivering the pilot who tell us about how it’s going so far and the activities they are doing with young people in their region.
This week on the blog we find out how museums and galleries are using Arts Award with families. The winner of Kids in Museum’s Family Friendly Museum Award will be announced on 10 October and we were delighted to find that seven of the eight English museums deliver Arts Award (and the eighth is planning to!).
Nesta’s Digital R&D Fund for the Arts recently published a report on how arts organisations are using technology to support their work. They concluded that those engaging with technology and embedding digital into their offer are “…most likely to see positive impacts on their organisations – in the audiences they reach, the way they operate, and in their creative capacities.”
This isn’t the first time we’ve discussed technology on the blog – last year we talked about how arts organisations can encourage a move from STEM to STEAM education. But in light of the Nesta report we want to celebrate those projects which have embraced technology, including one centre who recently completed an entirely digital Bronze Arts Award!Continue reading →