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Organise a Project

National Heritage Week 2020 is happening – and it’s a Heritage Week with a difference!

With ongoing restrictions on social gatherings due to COVID-19, this year, we’re not calling for events, instead, we’re inviting you to organise a project that explores a topic associated with this year’s theme – ‘Heritage and Education: Learning from our Heritage’.

To help you think about what aspect of heritage you might want to explore under the theme of ‘Heritage and Education’, we have developed three broad sub-themes which can be considered for projects.

  • Heritage on your doorstep.
  • Relearning skills from our heritage.
  • The heritage of education.

Have a look at our news section for some project ideas under each of these headings.

The results of your project should be presented in a format that can be shared widely, for example an online talk or exhibition; a video; podcast or oral history recording; a PowerPoint presentation or blog; through your community’s or organisation’s newsletter; via an interview with a local radio station or newspaper; or through a dedicated website or social media account. If the Roadmap for Reopening Society and Business progresses smoothly, you may select to showcase your project by means of a restricted social gathering or event, which complies with official public health advice. Please note that a stand-alone event cannot be submitted as a project.

We encourage heritage newcomers, who have recently become curious about aspects of our heritage, previous Heritage Week event organisers, and those with a track record in championing aspects of our heritage to participate in Heritage Week 2020. Projects can involve developing something new, or revisiting a heritage project or research into an aspect of our heritage that you have already worked on.

If you would like to get involved as a project organiser, here’s how!

1. Create your project organiser login

Click here to create a project organiser account and log in to the project organisers portal. Once you’re logged in, you can access project ideas and inspiration, as well as some tips and guidance to help you develop your project. We will be adding to these over the coming weeks, so don’t forget to check back!

2. Register your project idea

Once you have created your log-in, register your project idea by filling in the project registration form in the project organisers' portal. Project registration will open on 16th June. All approved project ideas will be listed on the website, so you can see what others are planning and get in touch if you’re interested! *This phase is now closed. If you haven’t previously submitted a project idea, you can still share your heritage project with us – just follow the ‘Submit your completed project’ step below.

3. Submit your completed project

When you have completed your project, you will be able to submit it through our project submission form in the project organisers portal. You now have until Monday, 30th August to submit your heritage project to be considered for a Heritage Week Award 2020. The most engaging projects will be featured on the Heritage Week website during Heritage Week 2020, and will be considered for a Heritage Week 2020 Award!

Before you submit your project, please read and consider our project policy.