Takeover Birmingham is a participatory pilot project giving 200 young people the opportunity to have meaningful experiences in arts, culture and heritage, leading to greater buy-in to culture as part of their lives.
They will all become members of a Takeover Birmingham Club set up by 20 participating arts organisation for the duration of the pilot.
The Club will plan for and engage in taking on real-life roles within the arts organisation as part of a series of experiences during the 2016-2017 academic year.
Those participating in the Club will be aged 11-14 and not have had significant previous engagement with the arts.
We are working with a range of organisations to set-up the 20 Takeover Birmingham Clubs including the likes of Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Flatpack Film Festival, and Northfield Arts Forum.
Takeover Birmingham is a Cultural Citizens pilot project supported with funding from Arts Council England.
Takeover Day is a celebration of children and young people’s contribution to museums, galleries and historic homes. It’s a day on which they are given meaningful roles, working alongside staff and volunteers to participate in the life of the museum. See how to take part here.
Teen Twitter Takeover
Cultural and heritage organisations across the UK hand their twitter feeds over to teenagers on Teen Twitter Takeover Day. To find out more about this project and what happened on the 12th August 2016, see here
Teenage Film Projects
Revealing what a museum visit looks like from a young person’s perspective
Find out more about our Teen workshop held at the London Zoo in September 2015 and our Family Workshop and other workshops held in 2015. If your museum is thinking about developing a family offer or if your existing services could benefit from a bit of an update then don’t miss our next ones. Read more…
The Flexible Family Ticket
What’s the shape of a typical family ticket to a museum or gallery?
- Two plus two.
What’s the shape of today’s British family?
- Mum plus her four kids.
- Dad plus his only child, and the young cousin who lives with them.
- Grandparents and their grandchildren for whom they care.
- Big sister and very little sister, whom she looks after.
- Mum, Dad, Auntie and her daughter.
Your Museum Cafe
On today’s menu…
Lots of families have told us that a visit to the café is an important part of their museum experience. They want to feel welcome in the whole museum, the café included. The importance of extending family friendly values to the café even features as a point on the Kids in Museums Manifesto
In response Kids in Museums started cooking something up: the Your Museum Café project, working with families, museums and galleries to produce guidelines for family friendly museum cafés that meet everyone’s needs – families, museums and other venues. Read more…