Nominations Open for the AIA Community Engagement Award 2023

Nominations for the Association for Industrial Archaeology’s Community Engagement Award for 2023 are 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 worth £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. One person nominated by the winners will also receive one years’ free membership of the Association for Industrial Archaeology. The closing date is 31st January 2023.

Download:  Guidelines (.pdf) Nomination form (.docx)

Forms should be returned to:
AIA, 7 St Michael’s Close, Madeley, Telford, Shropshire TF7 5SD UK

Venessa Rhulig presenting the AIA Community Engagement Award for 2022 to Ross Aiken at the Dawe’s Twineworks, West Coker, Somerset.

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