Funding: Max Reinhardt Literacy Awards (MRLA)

Venues in England are invited to apply to host the 2016/17 Awards, to support a creative writer to work with a school and a gallery/art museum/visual art venue. Three Awards of £6,000 each will be made to the selected venues for an activity, which will take place from January to March 2017.

The inaugural Awards ran in 2014/15, with awards granted to Manchester Art Gallery, Falmouth Art Gallery, and Kettle’s Yard, University of Cambridge.

The aims of the Awards are:

  • For a creative writer to work with a school and a gallery/art museum/visual arts venue on a creative writing or literacy project, exploring the venue’s collections, displays or building
  • For a resource to be developed by the Venue, Creative Writer, NAWE and with the school on using creative writing to explore the venue’s collections, displays or building
  • For these resources to be shared with the arts and education sectors in order to encourage the greater use of galleries/art museums/visual arts venues by schools for creative writing and literacy work

Galleries, museums and visual arts venues of any size in England are invited to apply. engage are particularly interested in the Awards engaging with children and young people who do not normally work with art, artists and writers and/or who experience difficulties with writing and reading. engage are interested to know if your venue is in an area of low cultural engagement (as defined by Arts Council England) or in areas with low literacy rates for children and young people.

Please visit http://engage.org/MRLA1617_Call to download an Application Form as well as an Information for Venues document.

Information on the Awards for Manchester Art Gallery, Falmouth Art Gallery and Kettle’s Yard can be found at http://engage.org/MRLA1415

Deadline: Monday 1 August 2016 at 10.00am

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