The programme, which promotes radical change in museums, will see in the region of 170 mid-career professionals participate across 3 different strands. Each strand is designed to help participants develop innovative ways of working, influence more effectively and create change for themselves, their colleagues and their organisations.
If you are a mid-career professional, looking to be an agent for change in museums then you should consider applying for Transformers.
Previous Transformers have self-defined ‘mid-career’ broadly, and their roles have ranged from project officers to more senior leaders. As some general guidance, you will have at least three years of working in museums, and most importantly have a desire to generate change and a commitment to professional and sector development.
Do you have a radical idea for change?
Transformers: Innovate will give 19 people the opportunity to test out a new or risky idea or change, through an intensive programme of events, coaching, assessments and access to micro-funding for a project or professional development.
Application deadline: 27 January 2017
Do you believe in the social power of museums?
Transformers: Influence is a less intensive programme for a cohort of 130 people, who will attend two learning days, and will culminate in a festival of change. This strand has a fee of £100 to participate, which includes attendance at events and MA membership for one year.
Application deadline: 28 February 2017
Do you believe museums should be more inclusive and encourage diversity?
Transformers: Diversify is for people who believe that museums cannot achieve their objectives unless they are founded on equality, diversity and inclusion. 24 mid-career practitioners will attend events and coaching sessions and have access to micro-funding.
Application deadline: 28 Febrarury 2017
Applications are to be submitted online. You will find lots of information about the three strands on our website, as well as case studies and films from the previous Transformers.
Please ensure that you read all the supporting materials before submitting your application, and if you would like to talk to someone about your suitability for any of the programme strands, please contact us on 020 7566 7862, or email