Accentuate Curating for Change

Accentuate Curating for Change

Disabled people leading in museums

Screen South, through its pioneering Accentuate Programme, has received a National Lottery Heritage Fund grant of £950,900.00 for an England-wide heritage project that aims to be transformational for the museum sector.

Made possible by money raised by National Lottery players, Curating for Change will provide a landmark Fellowship and Traineeship programme which includes fully funded paid work placements with mentoring and training opportunities for D/deaf, disabled and neurodivergent people wanting to pursue a career within museums. Fellows and Trainees will be hosted by more than 20 partner museums from across England and each Fellow will have space to research and curate a range of new exhibitions and events for more than 240,000 visitors across 9 locations. This is the first time that such a significant range and calibre of museums have come together to create a network of activities that will begin to tackle the under-representation of disabled people in our museums.
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Curating for Change - Now recruiting

Curatorial Fellowships
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November 29, 2021 - January 10, 2022

CFC – Curatorial Fellowships Apply Now

NOW RECRUITING - Curating for Change Curatorial Fellowships, February 2022 to July 2023. Do you love museums and want to begin to pursue a career in curating? Do you define yourself as D/deaf, disabled or neurodivergent? Apply for Accentuate’s 18-month Curating for Change Curatorial Fellowships now.

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Brand Designer
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November 29, 2021 - December 15, 2021

CFC – Brand Designer Now Open for Applications

Screen South’s Accentuate Programme is looking for a brand designer to work with them in designing a simple visual identity for their new project, Curating for Change. This is a critical role to ensure that all elements of this diverse national project have the same look and feel and are recognisable as part of the same programme of activity. Click here for more information and how to apply

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Latest News from Curating for Change

December 4, 2021 - December 4, 2021

Curating for Change Launched

Curating for Change, a ground-breaking work placement programme for D/deaf and disabled curators in museums, launches today thanks to an award of £950,900.00 from The National Lottery Heritage Fund.

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October 20, 2021 - October 20, 2021

Curating for Change Report launched: Disabled People Leading in Museums

Screen South, through our Accentuate Programme, is delighted to launch our report, Curating for Change: disabled people leading in museums. This is based on extensive consultation we have undertaken over the last year in preparation for the Curating for Change programme (subject to funding).

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December 4, 2021 - December 4, 2021

Screen South and Accentuate launch Curating for Change

Curating for Change, aims to tackle the underrepresentation of D/deaf and disabled people in our Museums, secures National Lottery funding. To find our more about the project click here.

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Who is all involved?

The following museums and sector organisations will be hosting placements or supporting activities and creating a nationwide network as part of Curating for Change:

• National Railway Museum (part of the Science Museum Group)
• Thackray Museum of Medicine
• Museum of Liverpool
• Black Country Living Museum
• Pitt Rivers and Ashmolean Museum (joint placement)

• North Hertfordshire Museum
• Nottinghamshire Museums (Wollaton Hall)
• Imperial War Museums
• The Horniman Museum
• Bristol Culture
• Hastings Museum and Art Gallery
• The Historic Dockyard Chatham
• Cumbria Museum Consortium

• Kettle’s Yard and Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences (joint placement)

• Colchester and Ipswich Museums
• The Museum of English Rural Life
• The British Museum
• The Museum of London
• The Museums Association
• AIM
• The University of Leicester Research Centre for Museums and Galleries
• DASH Arts
• Vocaleyes
• Museums DCN
• Arts & Heritage
• Culture Health and Wellbeing Alliance

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