Discover! Creative Careers is a week-long event launching in England this November as part of the Creative Careers Programme, which will see hundreds of employers from across the creative industries opening their doors to young people to inspire and inform the next generation of workers.
By taking part, you’ll be joining the likes of the National Trust, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Pinewood Studios, Northern Ballet, Channel 4, Norwich Theatre Royal, Birmingham Museums Trust, Cockpit Arts, the Financial Times, Kudos TV, The National Archives, xsite Architecture, Blackpool Grand Theatre, The Historic Dockyard Chatham, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Burberry and Hachette Publishing, plus many more.
Discover! Creative Careers Week is an opportunity for your organisation to demonstrate the variety of roles and pathways available and ensure the future demands of our vibrant sector are met by a strong and diverse workforce. To take part, you simply need to welcome local students aged 11+ into your organisation for just one day within the week of 18th – 22nd November 2019.
For more information or to sign up your organisation go to: https://ccskills.org.uk/whats-new/news/join-the-300-employers-taking-part-in-discover-creative-careers-week-this-november
Gavin Williamson will have to deliver an increase in spending for England’s schools, after new Prime Minister Boris Johnson pledged to increase school budgets on his first day in office. School leaders have raised concerns that the scale of the funding crisis is not fully understood. They say that the finding gap is widening to £12.6 billion.
Monday 22 July
2 - 6pm
For ages 14 - 21
FREE, or pay what you can
Join DLWP for a creative drawing and doodling workshop in response to our exhibition, How Chicago! Imagists 1960s & 70s.
Led by professional illustrator Scott Garrett, we will be exploring the life and work of the Chicago Imagists who inspired the exhibition and through drawing objects, characters and surroundings, looking at the past and thinking of the present. For ages 14 - 21, ideal for creative young people, budding artists and students of art and design,
This is a FREE workshop but participants may pay what they can to support the THINKING THROUGH... programme.
THINKING THROUGH... is a lively and informal summer-long series of creative events, workshops and conversations exploring how we learn and unlearn, together.
Click here to find out what other free workshops are coming up.
The Children's Art and Education Foundation
What is CAEF?
CAEF is an exciting new charity based on the outskirts of Hastings, in a beautiful rural location known as Rodgers Farm. It has been founded and financed by internationally famous film and theatre costume designer John Bright, whose long-held dream it has been to develop a new resource for children from socially deprived backgrounds and for those with disabilities.
The Rodgers Farm site is being developed to include a small museum of childhood, with a performance space and workshop. The core display pieces will be taken from John Bright's own extensive collection of children's artefacts, puppets and toys. The small theatre will make it possible to demonstrate many of the performance possibilities of the collection.
Over time Rodgers Farm will be able to house a range of exhibitions and events, with both a local and national focus. The immediate aim is to build up a network of contacts with schools and charities within the local area and look to work with them collaboratively to create a programme of fun learning experiences for a range of children with different levels of need.
Operational Development & Marketing Manager
Based at: Based at Rodgers Farm, Hastings with occasional meetings in London.
Accountable to CAEF Managers: Chris Garlick and Christine Hill
To facilitate the establishment, development and day-to-day running of CAEF.
To work with the managers to develop:
* an operational framework for the Foundation to progress with due diligence and good governance, ensuring all policies and procedures are up to date and put into practise.
* an operational plan for marketing CAEF, to include PR & Communications and Events.
* To operationally manage the day to day activities of CAEF.
* To connect and build partnerships with those working with children, ensuring positive and productive relationships with local councils, local and national charities, local schools and Associations.
* To develop the Foundation's public presence in terms of website & social media. Day to day maintenance of website and social media.
* To oversee operations of the day-to-day running of the charity.
* To plan, co-ordinate and implement development opportunities.
* To undertake activities as directed by the Trustees (eg Open Day, the Launch).
* To promote the work of CAEF, representing the Foundation and building a local presence in meetings and events.
* To develop an on-going marketing strategy including managing a website and social media.
* To identify potential funding opportunities and undertake funding applications as needed.
* To maintain clear records for all activities within CAEF.
* To report to CAEF managers regarding operational issues and help collate information to present to the Trustees Board.
* Day to day management and co-ordination of CAEF staff, consultants, contractors and volunteers.
* Can demonstrate you have sympathy and passion for the core values of the constitution of the Children's Art and Education Foundation.
* Have a proven track record in the role of charity development.
* Experience of organising promotional events.
* Have a good understanding of the social and educational issues relating to the local area. This is desirable but not essential.
* Have extensive experience of working with children in arts education.
* Experience in marketing and working with the media in the charity sector.
* Have a proven ability to undertake the efficient management of relevant development projects.
* Have a proven ability to be able to work on own initiative.
* Have a high standard of organisational, written and oral communication skills.
* Are able to inspire and engage others - being a confident face to face communicator.
* Are technically competent with IT systems including email and Microsoft (Word, Excel, Powerpoint)
* Have a driver's licence and own vehicle.
Closing Date: 5.00 pm Friday 19th July.
For further details and to make an application contact Chris Garlic at Chris@cosprop.com<mailto:Chris@cosprop.com> or on 0207 561 7300
Can you and your family find the lost words hidden around Hastings?
The Lost Words Trail is a great way to get outside, spend time as a family and have fun exploring the town this summer.
Inspired by The Lost Words: A Spell Book by Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris, Get Hastings Reading has brought the book’s beautiful lost words and artwork to Hastings.
Use The Lost Words Trail leaflet to walk the trail, collecting the lost words and answering the questions as you go. Complete the trail and enter the competition for a chance to win a prize.
You can do the trail again and again as it is open from now until the end of August.
Speech Bubbles is a creative intervention using drama to support 5-7 year olds with Speech, Language and Communication Needs (SLCN) to develop their communication skills, confidence and wellbeing.
In Speech Bubbles sessions drama practitioners and school staff create a safe and playful space for children in KS1 to develop their communication skills. A story drama approach places the child at the centre of the activity, and they become at different times, author, performer and audience.
A recent evaluation revealed that 85% of children participating in Speech Bubbles showed an improvement in learning, speaking and listening and 86% showed behavioural improvements.
Speech Bubbles has a strong evidence base: 'In three areas of SLC development in particular (spoken language, storytelling and narrating and social interaction), the children's improvement reaches statistically significant levels. It is therefore a highly valuable intervention.'
Dr Heather Price, Psychosocial Studies, and Eric Ansong, Social Research Methods; University of East London, January 2018: an Evaluation of the Effectiveness of the 'Speech Bubbles' Drama Intervention Programme, 2015-17
Please see attached brochure providing Evidence of Impact.
Speech Bubbles is a social franchise established ten years ago by London Bubble theatre. Out of the Bag Theatre is working with HRAEN to bring Speech Bubbles to primary schools in the Hastings and Rother area from September 2019.
For further information please see the website www.speechbubbles.org.uk
We are now signing up schools who would like Speech Bubbles sessions in their school in the 2019-2020 academic year. For enquiries please contact Rebecca Fifield on 07946 354027 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Schools Connect is a two year project starting in 2019 and finishing in July 2020 combining 5 strands of activity which feed each other to bring about a stronger more effective network. We will work closely with a core group of project schools so that these will become HRAEN Champion schools by the end of the project, and go on to lead a drive to engage more schools in the Champion network.
HREAN are looking to appoint a project manager to lead the project over the next two years. Attached is the project manager brief project overview. Evaluation of the project is key to its success and as such we have identified a role for evaluation which we ask is independent from the main project manager duties. We are very open as to how this is delivered but please make the distinction clear in your application.
Deadline for applications in 5pm Friday 12th April with interviews taking place on Tuesday 23rd March.
About Connecting with Culture
Connectingwithculture.com has been created by Artswork as a simple way for schools and children & young people’s organisations to connect with arts and culture. Artswork’s mission is to place arts and culture at the heart of work with, for and by children and young people.
Connectingwithculture.com is for anyone who works with children & young people. Whether that be as a teacher, youth worker, youth justice team, lecturer, youth or education service this is the place for you to search, connect with and review arts & cultural organisations across the South East.
Connectingwithculture.com is free to use and there is no need to sign up to use the service. The benefits of creating an account are you will be able to leave reviews and receive special offers and news about Arts and Culture events in the South East.
To go to the website click here: https://www.connectingwithculture.com/about
Last week Education Secretary Damian Hinds, gave a keynote speech at the Rethinking Resilience conference organised by the Church of England Foundation for Educational Leadership. Here is a short summary of what he said, links to more information. There are ways to engage on social media if you would like to.
Mr Hinds said that all children must have access to a wide range of activities to help them build the character and resilience they need to succeed. Character and resilience can be as important as GCSEs in helping young people succeed in life and evidence shows that skills like the ability to deal with setbacks and focus on long term goals can even improve academic outcomes. He also acknowledged that children from disadvantaged backgrounds are less likely to be able to access character building activities than their more affluent peers, and that this needs to change.
He announced 5 foundations for building character - sport, creativity, performing, volunteering & membership, and the world of work - and said that all children should be able to access at least one activity from each of these foundations, so that every child has the opportunity to try something they enjoy and want to stick at. Each of the five foundations combine elements that will stretch and challenge and will help young people think, develop and grow and which will enhance their self-esteem and confidence.
There are thousands of providers offering these activities both inside and out of schools across the country but a lack of information of what is available must not be a barrier to young people taking up these opportunities. Mr Hinds has pledged to improve the sharing of information between organisations and schools, so pupils, parents and teachers can be signposted to character building activities near them. He made clear that this will not mean additional work for teachers and schools and that he wants to see a joined up effort from the entire community: the five foundations are not the sole responsibility of schools.
Following a roundtable on the school sports action plan, DfE will be exploring how to make it easier for schools to access information on the activities available and help schools and sports governing bodies become more linked up, so pupils can embrace these opportunities. There will then be further work to look at how to signpost schools to other local opportunities such as entrepreneurship programmes, social action and community projects, public speaking and debating workshops.
The 5 foundations for building character encompass an extensive list of activities, which through team work, trying new things, and opening minds, can help young people build character. These aren’t exhaustive lists, but examples of the kinds of activities Mr Hinds has in mind in each of the 5 foundations are:
· Sport – which includes competitive sport and other activities, such as running, martial arts, swimming and purposeful recreational activities, such as rock climbing, hiking, orienteering, gym programmes, yoga or learning to ride a bike.
· Creativity –this involves all kinds of creative activities, such as coding, arts and crafts, writing, graphic design, film making and music composition.
· Performing – activities could include dance, theatre and drama, musical performance, choir, debating or public speaking.
· Volunteering & Membership – this includes practical action in the service of others, such as volunteering, getting involved in the #iwill campaign, litter-picking, fundraising, any structured youth programmes or being a member of a uniformed group like Beavers, Brownies, Cubs, Guides, Scouts, Cadets, or taking part in the Duke of Edinburgh award scheme.
· World of work – this includes practical experience of the world of work, work experience or entrepreneurship. For primary age children, this may involve opportunities to meet role models from different jobs.
The full text of the speech and the department’s press notice is available as a news story on www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-for-education
If you would like to join the conversation about character and resilience on social media, please use the hashtag #5foundationsforcharacter.
Interested in getting an Artsmark for your school?
Want to show that your school offers a broad and balanced curriculum?
Artsmark is a simple process helping you identify all the great cultural work your school currently does, what extra you would like to be offering, and helps you achieve that ambition. By undertaking that journey your school can get its Artsmark accreditation.
To find out more about the process go to the Artsmark website which has a wealth of information, testimonials, practice guidance to get you up to speed on the process. https://www.artsmark.org.uk/
If you want to know more contact us at HRAEN, we are always happy to pop in to school and have a chat.
We have a local development day coming to Bexhill in March so if you register before then you can be part of a local cohort that will go through the process together. Development days are usually based in Brighton.
For more information contact email@example.com
Brede Primary School seeks to find two artists to support their work on developing writing at greater depth for their students. This project could be ideal for a writer and illustrator team. This is a project funded by the Rother and Rye Educational Improvement Partnership.
The project will focus on developing the students’ creative writing alongside their own illustrations leading to written outcomes and artwork for display in school. You would be working with students in year 5 and year 6. It will be expected that the artists will have experience of working with children and ideally will already have a DBS registered with the update service.
The work would be completed during the week beginning 10/06/2019 run with both artists present for the full school day for 4 days. The total fee including materials is £1500.
Expressions of interest to be sent to Nicole Cummins, Head teacher, firstname.lastname@example.org
These updates are provided by the HRAEN steering group and comprise information we feel will be most useful to the HRAEN members. Please note that though we want to spread the word about creative activity much of what appears here has not been quality checked by HRAEN and consequently HRAEN does not systematically endorse the projects on this page.
Arts Council England
De La Warr Pavilion
East Sussex Arts Award
Hastings Borough Council
Hastings Museum & Art Gallery
Pallant House Gallery
Rother District Council
South East Bridge
The Pier HUB
White Rock Theatre