Archive for September 3, 2015

Muslim Heritage Event

A unique opportunity to network and discuss issues of collaboration around the subject of Muslim history/heritage.


Why Don’t We Just Talk to Each Other? – Building Cross-Sector Connections to Make Muslim Heritage More Accessible.

Saturday 26th September, 10:30 am – 2pm at Bishopsgate Institute.

Are you collecting materials or carrying out research on Muslim history or heritage? Do you want to develop a manifesto of cross-sector collaboration with others working in this expanding field? If yes, join us for an event aimed at artists, journalists, academics, curators, librarians, archivists and activists. This informal event explores issues such as funding, accessibility and engagement through group discussions, short presentations and networking opportunities. 

Based on the feedback from the delegates of our successful inaugural symposium earlier this year, the Everyday Muslim team has organised a half-day session for you to network, share and discuss the issues you face regarding cross-sector collaboration in the context of Muslim heritage in the UK.

Topics for discussion


To what extent is your sector accessible and who is it accessible to in reality?

How do you evaluate the level of accessibility?

What steps are being taken to increase accessibility within your sectors? What else can be done?

Community Engagement

Does your organisation engage with the Muslim community?

Who is responsible for community engagement in your organisation?

Do you feel your organisation is accessible to your local community?

How useful is community engagement to your organisation?

How is the success of community engagement evaluated?


Does your organisation collaborate with organisations within and outside of your sector? With individuals, local groups, wider community? If not, why?

What are the motivations to collaborate?

What barriers do you face, if any, from within your sector when embarking on possible collaborations?

What conditions are needed to make collaboration effective?

What practical measures are there in your sector that promotes collaboration?


What methods and approaches have you found to be most successful/effective in securing funding?

Do present funders reflect your sector’s needs?

How do you make the most of funding opportunities in your sector?

Which funding organisations are you aware of?

(Draft) Programme Schedule

10:30 – 11:00 Networking with refreshments

11:00 – 11:15 Intro by Everyday Muslim Team and news of new Collaboration tools

11:15 – 11:45 Open mic style 5 min presentations

This will be your chance to talk in more detail about your organisation’s experience of collaboration. The presentation can reflect issues or solutions you would like to share.
(Sign-up on the day)

11:45 – 12:45 Small group topic discussions

12:45 – 1: 15 Feedback from group discussions

1:15 – 1:45   Funders Presentations (TBC)

1:45 – 2:00   Feedback and Close.

Free admission, advance booking required:


About the Everyday Muslim Project:

Highlights from the Symposium 2015:!symposium-online-2015/cv3a

Project Researcher Job Vacancy

Project Researcher: Not so Grim Up North

The University of Manchester – Library & Cultural Institutions, Whitworth Art Gallery, Tyne and Wear Archives & Museums and UCL.


Location: Manchester

Salary:  £30,434 to £37,394 per annum

Hours:   Full Time

Contract Type:  Contract / Temporary

Employment type: Fixed Term

Duration: 3 years            

Placed on: 28th August 2015

Closes:  11th September 2015

Job Ref: L&CI-06886

Closing date : 11/09/2015

Reference: L&CI-06886


Not so Grim up North brings together three organisations, all recognised by the Royal Society of Public Health for their leading practice and research in the field of health, culture and wellbeing: the Whitworth Art Gallery in Manchester (on behalf of Manchester Museums and Galleries Partnership), Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums and researchers at University College London (UCL Public and Cultural Engagement/School of Life and Medical Sciences). Funded by Arts Council England the project will research the efficacy of museum encounters on aspects of health and wellbeing.

We are seeking an experienced and dynamic researcher who has experience of conducting research in a practice based setting e.g. museum, care/community setting. The post holder will lead on collating existing data and collecting new data, at both Whitworth and TWAM. The post holder will work closely with UCL academics and lead on the qualitative aspects of data analysis. The post holder will be based at the Whitworth and working across the partnership you will research the health and culture programmes in Manchester, Tyne and Wear and UCL.

The Project Researcher will play a key role in delivering a series of outputs including the production of a grey literature report detailing main findings and recommendations, peer-reviewed journal articles and conference presentations. The post holder will also manage the day-to-day administration of the project including developing website content, maintaining a social media presence, organising workshops and other meetings.

As an equal opportunities employer, we welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons. However, as black and minority ethnic (BME)/male candidates are currently under-represented at this level in this area, we would particularly welcome applications from BME/male applicants. All appointments will be made on merit.


Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Wendy Gallagher, Arts for Health Partnership Manager


Tel: 0161 306 1588

General enquiries:


Tel: 0161 275 4499

Technical support:


Tel: 01565 818 234


This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date.

Interviews will take place on Friday 2nd October 2015.

To apply go to:

Job Opportunity – Accentuate History of Place, Project Manager

Screen South is seeking to recruit an exceptional Project Manager to lead on a ground breaking, national heritage project, collaborating with a wide range of cultural and heritage partners to change attitudes towards disability.

Accentuate History of Place, funded by Heritage Lottery Fund will bring into the spotlight the hidden history of deaf and disabled people.

The Project Manager will oversee delivery across eight historic sites in England and will be responsible for the direct delivery of a range of heritage activities involving young people and volunteers across London and Kent.

  • Salary: £33K per annum pro rata for up to three years.
  • Hours: 28 hours per week, some evening and weekend work, recompensed with time off in lieu.
  • Based in Folkestone, Kent with travel across England

For further information, full job description and to apply:

Deadline: Midday, Tuesday 15th September