Are you concerned about the loss of built heritage in your area? Do you wish to do something about it? UAH are offering 6 groups the chance to do so!
Ulster Architectural Heritage through the Hands-On Heritage NI Project are recruiting 6 voluntary groups or individuals to help devise Local lists, focussing on a specific town or village in Ulster, to better connect people and communities with their built heritage!
Are you scared that your local heritage identity is under threat? Apply today!
Hands-On Heritage NI is a three year project, led by Ulster Architectural Heritage and funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund. The Project aims to combine traditional heritage engagement and outreach with the introduction of a range of new digital engagement technologies.
- 10 Heritage: How To? Guides, covering a broad spectrum of introductory heritage themes.
- An Online Toolkit, acting as an extension to the guides, with more in depth specialist knowledge (focused).
- Recording and Reporting App, where you can record and report in your local area and collect oral histories.
- In Your Area Webpage, where Recording and Reporting App survey submissions can be viewed online.
The purpose of local lists are to identify and highlight buildings of merit throughout Northern Ireland’s towns and villages. Illustrated with buildings and monuments that do not necessarily warrant statutory protection, local lists identify heritage assets of local architectural and/or historical importance.
Local lists act as a wonderful resource for local areas, acknowledging what makes and defines your sense of place. Local lists can act as a catalyst for redevelopment, clearly defining what is of local significance and importance. It can also impact changes within local council areas e.g. considerations in Local Development Plans and Policy and planning.
These lists can include designated and non-designated heritage assets including buildings and monuments. So what does this mean?
- Buildings or monuments that haven’t met statutory listing;
- Buildings of special architectural and/or historic interest e.g. Listed Buildings;
- Community assets;
- Buildings of group importance e.g. set piece;
- Areas of architectural importance e.g. Conservation Areas, Areas of Townscape Character, Areas of Village Character.
In devising these local lists YOU can make a difference in your local area, whether BIG OR SMALL. Creating a written record based on the importance of your area can create a sense of permanence and longevity, to be enjoyed by others and referred back to for many years to come.
Ulster Architectural Heritage are seeking ‘Fearless Enthusiasts’ passionate about the built environment! Are you determined, driven and motivated? Why not apply today! Applications are free and open to all. Everyone is welcome.
UAH are welcoming applications from groups of all shapes, sizes, forms and backgrounds, including passionate individuals who don’t know where to start, those who are newly formed and already established groups.
Not part of an established group? Do not worry! Why not form a group of your own with friends and/or likeminded individuals who share similar passions about built heritage? You never know, you may be inspired to undertake a built heritage adventure or begin the process of forming a constituted group.
UAH want to equip you with the tools necessary to engage with and protect your built heritage. Our 6 groups will learn how to utilise our ‘How To?’ Guides, Online Toolkit, Recording & Reporting App and the In Your Area Webpage.
In a relaxed and friendly environment, your group will have the opportunity to participate in a series of workshops, hosted by UAH and special guests, developing your skills and confidence in reading, recording and researching built heritage in your area.
Workshops will be designed for our 6 selected groups to learn new and/or enhance existing skills. An array of activities will take place (dependent on COVID 19 regulations) with a mixture of online and physical workshops.
Application closing date: 21st February 2022. DEADLINE EXTENDED: Midnight Monday 28th February
Group/Individual interviews: Week commencing 28th March 2022.
Availability to work with the Hands-On Heritage Project Officer beginning May/June 2022.
Under the guidance of the Hands-On Heritage Project Officer, our 6 selected groups will learn how to use the newly released Recording & Reporting App and In Your Area Webpage to its full capacity. Then, using the Recording and Reporting App, fully supported by UAH, your group will then be asked to respond to the built heritage in your local area, with the opportunity to record, report and/or collect oral histories. Recording and Reporting App submissions will then be used towards the development of Local Lists. Alongside the Heritage Project Officer, your group will assist in the content development (archival research, historic maps, historic imagery etc).
Once comfortable using the Recording & Reporting App, each group will begin the process of devising a Local List for their area. Working closely with the Hands-On Heritage Project Officer, groups will review and discuss the historic buildings in their area. (Characterful, unique qualities to that specific area, quaintness, undesignated vernacular, local associations, part of a grander scheme?)
UAH will also be offering the opportunity to ‘train the trainer’ to help you confidently up skill your group, organisation or others in reading, recording and reporting buildings. We want to inspire and prepare you or your group for future activities, whether this be a continuation of devising local lists, recording and reporting or project planning.
How to apply!
Are you or your group passionate about built heritage but need some assistance? Are you trying to further develop your interest and heritage related skills. We want to hear from you! Apply now via the application form below.
Application closing date: 21st February 2022.
Group/Individual interviews: Week commencing 28th March 2022.
Availability to work with the Hands-On Heritage Project Officer beginning April/June 2022.
For further information email: [email protected]