Our Loudspeaker programme has been shortlisted for a major award

We are thrilled to announce that our Loudspeaker programme has been shortlisted for a major award, the Museums + Heritage, Learning Programme of the Year Award.

Loudspeaker supports women in difficult circumstances to develop confidences, make friends and learn new skills through exploring and making art. Women take part in 10-week, artist-led programmes to create and express themselves in a supportive environment, and we work with a fantastic range of support organisations across the region. You can see Loudspeaker in action here.

The Awards aim to celebrate great practice in museums and heritage across the globe, so we are delighted to join the list alongside 5 other programmes, including another Nottingham venue - our neighbour the National Justice Museum! So, we'd like to extend a huge congratulations to them too. Winners will be announced in a virtual ceremony on the 22 September.

"We feel extremely privileged to be able to share this news and to be witness to such extraordinary work by so many talented individuals and invaluable organisations. We had a record number of entries this year and the competition was tougher than ever before. Huge congratulations and very best wishes to you and your colleagues!” Anna Preedy, Director - Museums + Heritage

Loudspeaker is part of the national Building Better Opportunities programme through the Opportunity and Change project which is funded by the European Social Fund and The National Lottery Community Fund.