This is brilliant work. We're hugely impressed with the thought you put into it.
Public Engagement Manager, University of Manchester
Mentor: Institute of Cultural Practice, University of Manchester
Mentoring MA students on the Museum & Gallery studies course in all things community engagement, taking them through the initial concept and proposal development, responding to specific themes and target audiences, through to fully realised and evaluated community engagement work in partnership with course leaders, a co-mentor, and the Museum of Medicine & Health.
Mentoring MA Students on the Arts Policy, Practice & Management course as co-deliverer of the Business Studies module, bringing sector expertise and contacts to the cohort. Included introducing the group to business strategy and organisational change tools , and establishing opportunities for them to apply these tools to professional contexts such as investigating a wide range of arts organisations in Amsterdam, and the masterplan site development of the Museum of Science & Industry in Manchester. The work included plenty of site visits, guest speakers, practical research, and presentation of case studies and business plans.
Future Everything: Post-Craft
Sally chaired the Post Craft panel discussion at the Future Everything festival of digital innovation projects. The session explored contemporary craft in a digital age. A mini-site pulling it all together just here. You can read the article Sally was commissioned to write to accompany the event here.
Manchester Beacon for Public Engagement
Sally created and delivered training in public engagement for University of Manchester, Manchester Metropolitan University and University of Salford. The training was part of the National Beacons for Public Engagement programme which encourages universities to become more open to a wider diversity of people by improving public understanding of university resources and assetts, and finding new ways to hold conversations with all types of public groups and individuals.
Building Schools for the Future
Sally created and programmed the North West's first conference, held at Urbis in Manchester, surrounding the BSF scheme rebuilding all secondary schools in the country. Specialists from Urbis, the Sorrell Foundation, CABE, Alsop Architects, and Architects from pathfinder BSF programmes were invited to speak and lead practical sessions. The aim of the conference was to position the potential of the scheme in the minds of local authority education advisers, planners and head teachers, to encourage them to be visionary in their approach.
Museums Association Annual Conference
The SEA and Culture Online invited Sally to speak at and facilitate a session at the 2006 conference sharing the pilot project of the handheld digital learning platform OOKL (then MyArtSpace). Sally was contracted as education and museums consultant for the MyArtSpace / OOKL project.
Making Connections was Engage's annual training programme for early career professionals involved in visual arts education and gallery activity. Sally regularly facilitated these training events, as well as researching, writing and updating the accompanying toolkits, available on the Engage website, covering the following topics:
Working with schools
Working with young people
Working with crafts - makers and making
Cultural diversity and project management
Early years and family activity
Evaluation and advocacy