Monday, 9 September 2013 from 09:30 to 17:00 (BST)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Join us at The New Art Gallery Walsall on Monday 9th September 2013 as we give over the whole gallery to the hosting of the first Gallerycamp #gallerycamp13.
What is GalleryCamp?
It has never been more important for galleries to make the most of digital and new tech as tools for communication, creative exploration, (audience) engagement, curation etc.
Gallerycamp came into being from discussions between Tim Wilson, Chief Action Man at Creative Knowledge and Zoe Renilson, Head of Education at The New Art Gallery Walsall with a healthy dose of encouragement from Dan Slee.
Erm, so what is an unconference?
At Gallerycamp, the participants lead the agenda – in fact, there isn’t an agenda until people make suggestions for what they’d like to talk about at the start of the day.
It’s free to attend and there are no keynotes speakers. It’s open to anyone: public/private/whatever sector and you don't have to work in a gallery.
It’s an unconference so we follow the principles of Open Space events - people can wander in and out of sessions, tweet, blog and take photos all day.
But I’ve heard of another event called a ‘******Camp?
Yes, and we love the whole movement of unconferences. Think: StoryCamp, CommsCamp, MuseumCamp, LibraryCamp, Shrop(shire)Camp, Localgovcamp and UKGovcamp),as well as monthly, informal ‘teacamp’ get-togethers in London and Birmingham (BrewCamp) where the talk is of social media and the new public sector IT, amidst the tea and Victoria sponge (none of it publicly funded).... we must nick the cake bit!!!
For more on unconferences click here.
So my boss wants to see a business case before letting me go.
Well, firstly, it’s a Monday - and we purposely picked a day when galleries close!
Looking for sponsors and/or volunteers for #Gallerycamp13
We're looking for some great partners to support #Gallerycamp13, to help cover the costs of putting on the event. We have a few different sponsorship packages ranging from:
- Logo on eventbrite and social media presence
- All of the above + logo presence at the event (including flyers + a pull up banner)
- All of the above + table for your display + room/space sponsor on the day.
Ask questions or make suggestions on the #gallerycamp13 hashtag and be sure to follow New Art Gallery on twitter: @newartgallery
Big thanks to our funders and sponsors
Want to sponsor? See above?