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Beginning to Tour Workshop

The next online Beginning to Tour workshop takes place over 2 x online sessions:

09:30 – 12:30 Wednesday 14 September 2022

09:30 – 12:30 Wednesday 21 September 2022

This 6-hour live, online workshop spread over 2 sessions is aimed at individuals and organisations who wish to start producing and/or receiving local, regional and national touring exhibitions. It provides basic level skills and knowledge for receiving, creating and managing touring exhibitions. The workshop would also provide a useful introduction to students and volunteers interested in learning about the principles and practices of touring exhibitions.

The workshop explores:

Feasibility – Participants will consider the aims and objectives of their current or prospective touring exhibitions.

Funding touring exhibitions – Through active discussion of case studies, different funding models and sources will be considered.

Finding venues and partners – Participants will review information produced by tour organisers (tour packs) to market exhibitions to venues and partners, and assess their usefulness. Through group discussion a list of key information for tour packs will be produced.

Assessing suitability of venues – Using real examples of facilities reports, participants will assess whether venues are suitable and consider what questions might need to be asked on a site visit in order to assess this further.

Responsibilities and agreements – Participants will get an overview of the key information to include and the best approach to contract negotiation.

Practicalities – Planning the care of objects for a touring exhibition will be discussed, including handling, packing, display, condition checking and exhibition maintenance.

Evaluation – Delegates will discuss the importance of effective evaluation and the ways in which it can be collected and used.

During the workshop, delegates will have the opportunity to put the learning and ideas shared into practice. Zoom breakout rooms will be used for discussions and activities in small groups.

This online workshop is interactive and delivered by a TEG trainer. The number of participants is limited to ensure each person receives the support that they need.

Closed captions are provided on Zoom and BSL can be provided on request.

Please note this workshop does not cover international touring exhibitions.

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  • Online (Zoom)
    Members: £59
    Non-members: £89