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Beginning to Tour is aimed at people who want to start producing their own touring exhibitions and provides basic level skills and knowledge for creating and managing touring programmes. The seminar encourages active learning by sharing up to date examples of best practice and creating practical resources. Delivered by trainers with vast experience of working in the sector the seminar is also an opportunity to meet other professionals interested in touring exhibition work. Full details of the course content is listed below. If you are interested in attending this seminar or would like to discuss specific training needs please email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
BEGINNING TO TOUR – MODULES
A full or half day session can be created from the following modules:
Participants will consider the aims and objectives of their own touring programme. Key questions that can be used to assess the viability of an exhibition idea will also be introduced. Delegates will then actively work through the key things to consider in order to assess their own exhibition ideas.
• Funding touring exhibitions
Through active discussion of case studies different funding models and sources will be discussed alongside the best approach to funding applications (this can be focused to suit the type of venues participating). A practical exercise will require delegates to draft an exhibition fundraising plan. A list of resources and further reading would be included in delegate packs.
• Finding venues
Delegates will review information produced by tour organisers (tour packs) to market exhibitions to hirers and assess their usefulness. Through group discussion a list of key information for tour packs will be produced. Delegates will actively think through the information that should be included in tour packs for specific exhibitions.
• Assessing suitability of venues
Using real examples of exhibitions and facilities reports delegates will actively assess whether venues are suitable and consider what questions might need to be asked, or considered on site visits in order to assess this further.
• Responsibilities and agreements
Delegates will be able to view examples of agreements for touring exhibitions. They will think through the key information to include and the best approach to contract negotiation.
The importance of effective evaluation and what it can be used for will be outlined. Real case studies will enable delegates to actively review and assess the impact of actual evaluation methods.