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TEG Receives Art Fund Grant to Extend its Professional Development Program to Digital Platforms


TEG is delighted to announce its successful application to the Art Fund for a professional network grant of £4,750. The grant will enable TEG to expand its professional development programme to digital platforms over the next 12 months in three strands:

1. Five webinars taking place every other month from October 2020 onwards. Webinar topics will be developed in consultation with the sector. Every other webinar will include a 2-Minute Share Session where sector colleagues can pitch exhibition and project proposals to potential partners.

2. 1-2-1 Power Hour mentoring sessions with TEG Trainers for sector colleagues seeking support and advice to adapt their exhibition programmes to reflect new ways of working. Mentoring sessions will be available from November 2020.

3. Three of TEG’s existing Professional Development Workshops will be adapted to create online Touring Fundamentals Workshops, which will be delivered from December 2020.
Thanks to Art Fund support, the programme will be free of charge to TEG members and UK sector professionals to help you upskill, supporting you in creating effective exhibitions for public benefit. Online delivery will help TEG increase its reach, particularly in situations where training and travel budgets restrict engagement, or when physical travel or in-person is not advisable.

The programme will support those of you who have been, or still are, isolated by the work-from-home policy and are keen to find out how others are addressing similar exhibition-related challenges to the ones you face. The three strands of activity will also promote partnerships at a time when capacity and resources are stretched and new ways of working need to be found, as well as facilitating more frequent networking than is possible when travel to an event/venue is required.

TEG members will have a one-week priority booking window for all events, before they are opened up to the wider sector. Further programme details will be shared via the TEG website as they are confirmed and as online events open for booking.

For further information, contact TEG’s Professional Development Manager

Booking open for TEG 2020 AGM and professional development webinar and Share Session

This year TEG’s AGM (Annual General Meeting) will take place online.  The AGM takes place 11:30 – 12:00 on Wednesday 21 October.  The agenda and papers will be sent to all members very shortly. In the meantime, you can reserve your place via Eventbrite

We have combined the AGM with a professional development webinar and Share Session. Because the AGM is members only, it requires separate registration and has a different Zoom link.

Professional Development Webinar

The theme of the first professional development webinar is What will exhibitions, touring and partnerships of the future look like? It will take place either side of a short lunchbreak so you don’t get Zoomed-out.

11:30 – 12:00 AGM

12:00 – 12:40 Seminar Session: In Conversation

12:40 – 13:30 Lunch Break

13:30 – 14:10 Seminar Session: Case Studies

14:10 – 14:40 Share Session

The full programme of speakers will be announced shortly via the Eventbrite page and TEG website.

TEG members get priority booking for the webinar. To guarantee yourself a place, book your FREE place via Eventbrite before 1 September.

We will open up webinar registration to non-members on 1 September.

Share Session

We’re really excited to be hosting our first online Share Session this year! This is always a popular part of the annual Marketplace, with slots often fully booked well in advance! Thanks to technology, we can now offer you more frequent opportunities to share your exhibition and project proposals with potential partners. We will have twelve 2-minute slots available at each online Share Session, available on a first-come-first-served basis.

Because we had to reschedule the 2020 Marketplace, we are offering the slots in the October Share Session to those who had already booked slots for the Marketplace Share Session. Natalie (TEG Secretary) will be in touch with all of you who originally booked a Share Session slot at the 2020 Marketplace.

If you would like to go onto the waitlist for the October Share Session, or register your interest in a slot at the February 2020 Share Session, contact us by email

What topics do you want us to cover in future webinars?

We will offer five webinars as part of the Art Fund funded programmed. To make sure the webinars meet the needs of the sector in these uncertain times, we want to know what topics related to exhibitions and touring would be most useful to you.

Tell us what topics related to exhibitions and touring you would like us to cover in the webinar series. Or maybe you have a great idea for a speaker you would like to hear? Or maybe you have some recent experience or learning that you think would be beneficial to share with sector colleagues?

Please email your ideas before 7 September 2020.