In this section you can read our latest news stories about MLA North West and associated projects, and news from the MLA partnership.
SKILLS BANK AWARD FOR PROJECT AT THE ATKINSON 04 May 2007 Wigan resident, Derek Tyrer, a marketing consultant , won the Manchester Business School Skills Bank Adviser of the Year Award 2006 for a forward planning and marketing project he undertook with the Atkinson Art Gallery and Botanic Gardens Museum in Southport.
Information is power 01 May 2007 On 25 April 2007, RNIB launched a series of leaflets called 'Information is Power'. They cover the high street, health services, local government, schools and television and public libraries.
The leaflets look at a number of key areas that show how society can empower blind and partially sighted people and each leaflet identifies five priorities for action.
REFLECT Creative Partnerships National co-mentoring programme 20 April 2007 Do you want to see creativity at the heart of your organisation?
Would you like space to think and reflect on your practice and exchange ideas with others?
Could you benefit from being paired with another professional who could support you in your work?
Led by The Sage Gateshead, and commissioned by Creative Partnerships, REFLECT is a new national professional development opportunity linking teachers and school staff with individuals from creative and cultural organisations and businesses across England in co-mentoring pairs. Each pair will meet approximately five times and will be supported by face-to-face training, professional development and networking events, to enable then to enhance creativity within their organisations.
A consultation document has been produced to seek views on a proposed new public libraries performance management framework.
Jodi Awards 2007 – deadline for nominations approaching 19 April 2007 Nominations for the prestigious Jodi Awards for Excellence in accessible museum, library and archive technology are being sought. All uses of technology, such as websites, interactive exhibits and audio-guides are eligible for an Award.
Basic Introduction to Collections Care 03 April 2007 Renaissance NW working in partnership with Lancashire County Museum Service are pleased to announce six free courses entitled ‘Basic Introduction to Collections Care’. The ½ day course is being offered to all staff (including volunteers) whatever their jobs, background or experience.
Transforming culture, media and sport 29 March 2007 The Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has achieved ‘significant successes’ and has ‘knowledgeable, committed staff and a positive working environment’, according to the departmental capability review published today by the Cabinet Office.
LEADING THE WAY IN THE CULTURAL SECTOR 29 March 2007 "What part do you want to play in leading and shaping the UK’s cultural sector?"
"Do you, or perhaps somebody you work with, have the potential to make an significant contribution to the future of our arts, museums, libraries and creative industries sectors?"
Through the Powerbrokers strand of the Cultural Leadership Programme a national programme of Leadership Development Days will roll out across England from 2nd May until June 2007. This innovative series of one-day workshops will inspire, challenge and provide creative leadership support.
Awards for All (A4A) 15 March 2007 Awards for All (A4A) is the small grants scheme administered by the Big Lottery Fund on behalf of lottery good cause funders like Arts Council England, Big Lottery Fund, Heritage Lottery Fund and Sport England. A4A makes awards of between £300 and £10,000 to grass roots community groups and voluntary organisations.