2019-20 Explore Your Archive campaign grants

If you think you might be interested in hosting a launch event forthe 2019-20 Explore Your Archive campaign, the ARA is offering a small €/£300grant towards the cost.

Explore web logoIf you think you might be interested in hosting a launch event for the 2019-20 Explore Your Archive campaign, the ARA is offering a small €/£300 grant towards the cost of inviting a guest speaker, supporting refreshments, etc. to a single service, organisation or group of stakeholders in each of Ireland, England, Scotland and Wales.

Launch week this year is from 23 November to 1 December. You don’t have to have your launch event in that window if you are marking something important in the preceding or following weeks. Also, if you already have an event planned and would like to ‘badge’ it as part of the Explore campaign, that is also fine.

A launch event can be big, small, niche, general, whatever: the point is to celebrate how ‘the local’ or ‘regional’ informs, underpins or relates to ‘the national’. You will just have to elaborate this connection and mark it accordingly during your event.

If you would like to submit a bid, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (the ARA Treasurer) by 30 September 2019, with no more than 2-3 short paragraphs setting out your event, how it meets the goals of the Explore Your Archive campaign to promote awareness of archival treasures in the UK and Ireland among new audiences, and what you would use the money for.

For information: we will also be releasing social media themes for the launch week around the end of September 2019 and relaunching the campaign website (www.exploreyourarchive.org) during launch week itself.

Many thanks in anticipation of your support and bids!