Reframe, Regear, Reset
Tuesday January 31st - Wednesday March 1st, 2023
Reframe, Regear, Reset is a three-part workshop which aims to provide anyone in the UK involved in planning for their archive service the opportunity to reflect on the context within which they are working and identify ways to promote their work.
Some very difficult decisions will be made in the coming months by funders, local councils and individuals which will have a significant impact on how archive services can operate. This programme builds on the 2021-2022 sessions and has been developed in response to these ever-increasing pressures archives are facing to demonstrate their value.
At the end of these sessions, participants will have reflected on the current political, economic, environmental, social and technological factors which have an impact on their work; identified the barriers to promoting their work and ways to overcome them; identified the key messages that will appeal to funders, parent bodies and supporters; and explored ways in which key messages are best communicated.
Who should attend
The target audience for these sessions is UK-based archivists working in any archive setting, local authority or independent. It will be of interest to anyone asking the following questions:
- How do we meet the increasing demands of our funders, parent bodes and the public?
- What expectations do our core funders and parent bodies have?
- How do I reframe the priorities of my services?
- What activities need to stop?
- What do we continue and/or do more of?
This course will include the following sessions:
Session 1: Taking Stock - 31 January 2023 (10:00 or 19:30)
How is the cost-of-living crisis and Covid recovery impacting the archive and wider cultural sector.
Session 2: Articulating value - 22 February 2023 (10:00 or 19:30)
Making the case for your service during times of increased pressure
Session 3: Raising ambitions - 1 March 2023 (10:00-16:00)
Exploring ways in which archives are meeting the pressures and demands of delivering in times of crisis.