AIA Community Engagement Award Open

The Association for industrial Archaeology’s Community Engagement Award application process is now open. This award is given to projects anywhere in the world which promote, preserve, or interpret industrial archaeology or heritage and demonstrate an element of Community Engagement. Nominations can be made by anyone, including those who have been involved in the project.

In judging nominations and identifying the winning application, the adjudicators will consider:

  • The degree to which the organisation/project has successfully identified and targeted communities that might be interested in the project
  • The size and diversity of the community which has engaged with the project
  • The impact of the project on community members, including their knowledge and wellbeing
  • The impact of community involvement on the industrial heritage project or asset/s

The Award is £500. The winners will be given the opportunity to apply for a further £500 in funding to carry out follow-up community engagement relating to the same project. The winners will also be invited to the AIA’s Annual Conference to receive their Award and to speak about their project. Details of the winning entry will be published in IA News and will be publicised through the AIA’s communication channels.

One person nominated by the winners will also receive one years’ free membership of the Association for Industrial Archaeology.

The deadline for the current round is the 31 January 2022. You can download the guideline and nomination forms by following these links:  Guidelines (.pdf) Nomination form (.docx)

Forms should be returned to:
AIA, 4 Column House Gardens, Preston Street, Shrewsbury SY2 5GY UK

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