Schools and teachers can find it hard to quickly find relevant information on new cultural opportunities and events.
HRAEN scours the cultural landscape and brings education based opportunities the network meetings introducing teachers to the individuals leading projects.
We present new ideas to support classroom creative practice with art practioners at each network meeting suggesting new ways of taking culture into the classroom.
We offer up networking opportunities between teachers, artists and cultural organisations so we start to work as a team, all knowing the relevant individuals in the local arts and education landscape from which we can confidently work with each other to develop projects.
We encourage peer to peer support, be that teachers, cultural education leads or artists, sharing ideas and experiences can be inspiring and supportive.
We open up a wider pool of schools for cultural organisations to work with rather than just limiting themselves to those they have previously worked with or are closest.
We want to open up the debate, challenge, develop, enable and offer our young people the best cultural experiences we can give them.
Next Network Meetings:
Tuesday 3rd October at White Rock Theatre, Hastings : Literacy and Drama focus
Becky Reed, Head teacher Chantry Primary School and their Artsmark journey
Niall Whitehad from ARC Helenswood and the Royal Shakespeare Company Associate Schools Programme
Tuesday 30th January: Health and Wellbeing focus
Tuesday 24th April: Culture and the Community focus
Tuesday 3rd July: Artist focus - working with the school curriculum
All meeting run from 4 - 6.30pm. Venues to be confirmed.