Don’t miss Esmée Fairbairn network day on 21 March

Geraldine Kendall Adams, 08.03.2017
Meet grantees and learn more about the MA’s collections fund
The Museums Association’s (MA) next Esmée Fairbairn Collections Fund (EFCF) network day takes place on 21 March at Manchester Art Gallery.

Free to attend, the event is an opportunity to hear about the progress of EFCF projects and learn more about applying to the fund.

The morning session is open to all EFCF grantees and will give people an opportunity to meet each other, hear about other projects and get advice and support on their own projects.

The afternoon session is open to everyone interested in applying to the fund. Nick Merriman, the director of Manchester Museum, will kick off the session with a keynote speech, while the MA’s policy officer Alistair Brown will give a presentation on the association’s Museums Change Lives campaign to encourage museums to think about their social impact – now a key criterion of the EFCF programme.

There will also be learning and networking opportunities, as well as grant surgeries for anyone thinking of putting in an application to the fund.
  
The MA’s programmes manager Sally Colvin said: “This is the first time we have opened up these network days to talk about using collections for social impact more widely and for attendees to gain insights from successful Esmée Fairbairn Applicants about their projects.”

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