Want to inspire literacy and creative writing in your gallery or museum?

The MaxLiteracy Awards 2021 are now closed to applications.

Please check back for news on the next round.

If you have questions about the programme or your 2021 application, please contact Ronda Gowland-Pryde, MaxLiteracy Coordinator on Venues will be notified of the outcome of their application in early March 2021.

Case studies of MAXLiteracy in action

Teacher? Parent or carer? Gallery educator? Writer looking to work in education?

Kirkleatham Museum

Key Stage 3 (ages 11 - 13)

Sparking intergenerational conversations in partnership with Laurence Jackson School and Poet Kate Fox, developing boy’s literacy through creative writing, co-producing content for a major new exhibition celebrating local industrial heritage.

  • boys
  • journalism
  • poetry
  • social history

The Whitworth

Key stage 4 (ages 13 - 14)

Raising self-esteem and building young people’s resilience, The Whitworth worked in partnership with Trinity Church of England High School and creative writer Johnny Woodhams, to increase levels of literacy across all subject areas.

  • mental health

Kettle’s Yard

Key Stage 1 and 2 (ages 5 – 11)

Maritime artworks and a unique domestic collection inspire year 3 pupils to create messages in bottles and lead family tours. Long term partnerships benefit the whole community.

  • developing vocabulary
  • EAL
  • writing for audience