More info & registration can be found here https://audioactive.org.uk/get-involved
Sharing details of this upcoming webinar Exploring Arts Award Explore -
taking place on Tuesday 23rd November at 4pm and delivered by Trinity. Whether you are new to Arts Award and wondering how to deliver within your organisation, or an experienced adviser looking for fresh ideas, this webinar will look at the adaptability and benefits of Explore and enable you to gain insight and inspiration into the many different ways that Arts Award Explore can be delivered.
The session will last approximately an hour and will cover:
Join our Sector Support Team and one of our Senior Moderators Fiona Howes to have all of your Explore questions answered.
Even if you can't attend at this time, please still register if you would like to receive a link to watch the recording.
To mark Artsmark Celebration Week in Artsmark's 20th Anniversary year, Arts Council England's Artsmark team are curating an online gallery for Artsmark20.
It will showcase and celebrate the amazing creative work of Artsmark settings' children and young people. A great opportunity to highlight the Artsmark growth that your CEP has contributed to.
Artsmark settings can submit an artwork by one of their pupils or share the creative endeavours of a whole cohort. They can submit up to five images, or link to a video on YouTube or Vimeo, and must ensure they have the consent of pupils’ parents or carers before submitting.
Full details of how to submit work are on the Artsmark website.
We are delighted that pupils from our local schools are taking part in a new professional music production with Barefoot Opera, a company driven by the power of music to inspire and connect us all.
Their new 'people's opera' - BLOOM BRITANNIA - will be unlike any opera you know, and tells the story of one extraordinary day in the life of a seaside town. With a live band, it brings together all kinds of musical influences and promises to be full of surprises.
We hope you will come along to support our students who will be singing alongside a professional cast and more than a hundred singers from across the generations here in Hastings and St. Leonards.
Three performances will take place from 22-24 October at St. Mary in the Castle. Tickets from £12 + (£5 for children under 12) from www.barefootopera.com or from Hastings Tourist Office (now located next to Hastings Station.)
If you'd like to invite friends and family, please do share the link to the Facebook event:
We hope to see you there!
Hastings Museum & Art Gallery are really pleased to share some news with you about an exciting project for children aged 6 – 9 that we have developed with the generous support of Arts Council England Lottery Project funding.
Midnight at the Museum is a free postal storytelling and activity subscription. Each week for six weeks, starting the week of 1 November 2021, children will get a pack through the post with a story and linked activities. The packs tell the imaginary stories of some of the objects in our collection – in each story an animal faces a challenge and overcomes it with the help of their friends. Children will also receive a wellbeing journal in week one, with journaling prompts in their activity pack. The project aims to build wellbeing and creativity through fun storytelling.
For more information go to midnightatthemuseum.co.uk
I wanted to alert you to new Discovery College arts programmes for Autumn 2021. The link below takes you to the new Discovery College website - co-designed with young people.
Discovery College is for young people 12+ who are looking for support around better managing their mental health and is delivered by Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, CAMHS in partnership with arts organisations..
After a year of working exclusively online with young people, this term's courses are a mix of online, face-face and blended.
Starting in the next couple of weeks are:
Music Speaks with Lifesize Music starting 30 September and running for 10 weeks with the initial 5 sessions delivered on line
Street Art with Priority 1-54 running face to face from 5 October
PhotoClub with the De La Warr Pavilion starting 16 October with a mix of face -face and online
Creative Writing with East Sussex libraries starting 5 October face-face
These courses are planned to take place in Hastings, Bexhill, Eastbourne and Newhaven.
For more information: https://arkalexandra.org/festival
We are pleased to announce that applications to audition for our Youth Opera: Pay the Piper are now open! A full chorus of local young people will premiere the show at Glyndebourne in February 2022.
Pay the Piper is based on the story of The Pied Piper of Hamelin and is a collaborative piece written by our four Balancing the Score composers. Successful auditionees will perform as a chorus in the show, alongside professional singers and the Psappha ensemble to bring the show to life. Working with top opera professionals, rehearsals begin this summer and will include stagecraft, choreography and of course singing, to make sure they are ready for the performance of a lifetime.
The auditions will be held face to face, in small COVID safe groups at venues across Sussex. Audition dates and venues are on our website now - click through below for full details and to apply now.
Sunday 20 June - Ropetackle Arts Centre, Shoreham
Saturday 26 June - Denton Social Centre, Newhaven
Sunday 27 June - Battle Memorial Hall
Applications to audition close on Friday 4 June 2021
Find out how to apply here
Careers East Sussex, in collaboration with always possible, Culture Shift and Sussex STEM, is hosting an innovative online careers week this spring, with eight events to inspire and mobilise the future workforce.
Focusing on careers in STEM, creative & digital, construction and health social care, there will be an event in each sector aimed at 14-24 year olds, and another for adults who have been made unemployed or are looking to change career.
Participants will be supported with information on training, live vacancies, apprenticeships and an overview of their sector of interest – as well as signposted to careers advice at their school/college or from the National Careers Service.
There will be an infographic video about each sector, a panel made up of individuals who work in a range of roles in the sector and a live Q&A. A supporting resource pack will be available to attendees after the event.
Event recordings and supporting materials will be available on the Careers East Sussex website from June.
The events can be booked through the links on the Careers East Sussex website which will direct to EventBrite.
Confirmation of registration for the event and the Teams joining instructions/link will then be emailed to you.
Book your free place: https://careerseastsussex.co.uk/events/
Bookings are now open for Artsworks final CPDL event of this academic year on Arts Rich schools – what they are and how to become one. This free CPDL event takes place via Zoom on 30th June 2021 between 3pm-5pm.
Arts-Rich Schools - What They Are and How To Become One Tickets, Wed 30 Jun 2021 at 15:00 | Eventbrite
Explore how raising the profile of arts and creativity can energise teaching and learning for the whole school community. Drawing on the Royal Society of Arts’ (RSA’s) research into Arts-Rich Schools published in January 2020, this event will provide inspiration and practical tips to enable you to harness the transformative power of the arts, culture and creativity. Samantha Cairns, Co-Director of the Cultural Learning Alliance led the Arts-Rich Schools research project and we are delighted that she will lead this CPDL session, reflecting on the key findings of what an arts-rich school looks like. We will hear presentations from three different education settings in the South East who will outline their offer, their journey to becoming arts-rich and its benefits for pupils, staff and the wider school community.
This event is suited to senior leaders, arts leaders and teachers of any subject or phase who aspire to develop an arts-rich offer in their practice and settings. Places are free but limited. Previous events in this series sold out, so please secure your place soon.
Many thanks to those of you who were able to attend our two previous DfE-funded CPDL events this academic year. Summaries and presentations from these events are available on our website. The October event discussed Pupil Wellbeing and reconnecting with learning through creativity and in March we heard from schools taking creative approaches to Transition.
Free Event - Taking (bank) notes: Pay Parity in the Cultural Sector
How can we emerge as a stronger cultural community from the pandemic? How can we ensure creative freelancers recover with greater financial security and organisations support that recovery?
Organisations often offer day rates for creative freelance work, but do we have a shared understanding of what these day rates need to cover for creative freelancers in order that they can have a sustainable career?
In this interactive session The Uncultured (Ashleigh Bowmott + Laura Sweeney) will share provocations and useful information on how we could shift the balance of pay disparity between arts and cultural sector freelance day rates and salaries.
The first hour of the session will be open to both organisations and freelancers, the second part of the session will be exclusively for freelancers. The event will be BSL interpreted and zoom transcription will be in place. If you are a freelancer on a low income please enquire about our £50 bursaries.
Only a few places left, please book here
The Transform programme is delighted to invite you to take part in our Virtual Apprenticeship Roadshow Events this summer: SCTP is working in partnership with East Sussex County Council to run two Online Apprenticeship Roadshow Event on 11 June at 11:00-12:00 and 14 July at 18:00 – 19:30.
The events will bring together employers, training providers, young people, and their parents/carers, providing up to date information on apprenticeships (from pre-employment to higher and degree apprenticeships). Both Roadshows will feature panel events about apprenticeships giving the experiences of apprentices, apprenticeship employers and training providers.
If you are not free to join us on the day there are lots of other ways that you can get involved, for example, by allowing us to share information about your how your company supports apprenticeships or by enabling us to promote any apprenticeship vacancies that you have.
They are looking for East Sussex Apprenticeship Employers to be part of the events to help promote apprenticeships, and to share their insight and experience with attendees. There will also be an opportunity to promote any live or future apprenticeship vacancies.
The Apprenticeship Roadshow will:
The benefit to you:
To find out more about how you can be part of this innovative and exciting event, please contact TransformRoadshow@SCTP.org.uk.
A youth voice initiative by Arts Council England's Bridge Network.
The Bridge network has come together to collaboratively launch a new digital series focusing on good practice in children and young people voice across England.
14th May will see the launch of a new online digital magazine series that highlights elements of best practice around fostering ‘children and young people’s voice (CYP Voice), in the context of creative and cultural learning.
Launched collectively by the National Bridge Network and aimed at professionals working in the cultural, education and youth sectors, the series will showcase examples of adult-led CYP informed work as well as CYP initiated work.
The Bridge network's collective goal is to demonstrate the range of conditions that enable young people to develop their voice in different contexts e.g. cultural sector, youth sector, education sector and community.
The episodes will reflect on the impact of Covid19 and how it has affected young people and how they have adapted to using different platforms to get their voices heard.
The initiative aims to encourage greater interest in and uptake of leading practice around encouraging CYP voice and young people’s leadership in a range of settings.
Each episode will be published biweekly, initially for 3 months, and will follow themes covering, Wellbeing, Young Creatives, Child lead learning, Board participation, Changemakers and Ambassadors.
The concept of this resource is to enable viewers who are well-practised in this work, and those who are just starting out to equally find meaningful and useful information related to questions such as: How is this ‘youth voice' work managed, What impact does ‘youth voice 'activity have both on your organisation and the young people who are participating? and How do you fund your youth voice 'activity."
The first episode, focusing on wellbeing, is available to view below
Visit the Website here
Join us for extraordinary opera and so much more
We are delighted to be able to once again invite schools into our auditorium to watch a full opera as part of our Performances for Schools programme this autumn, which has already inspired over 30,000 students.
What to expect from a visit
These performances enable young audiences to immerse themselves in the excitement of an opera. These are fully staged, full length performances with plenty of free resources to help you get the most out of the visit, including: digital guides and worksheets; an on stage introduction; a poster for the classroom and a chance to meet the cast after the show. Find out more.
This year we expect your visit will look a little different due to Covid-19. We are continually updating our policies in line with Government guidelines - please find our current safety measures here.
How to book
Tickets will be assigned by ballot application using the link below. The ballot will close on Friday 18 June and you will hear from us by Monday 21 June if you are successful.
Go to Performances for Schools - Glyndebourne to enter the ballot.
YOUR art in OUR windows!
Everyone can join in!
5 April – 3 May
We invite you to take part in Firstsite gallery’s Great Big Art Exhibition, the biggest art exhibition in the UK!
All you have to do to take part is to draw or paint anything on these two themes, using A4 or A3 paper:
Draw the Future
And we will fill our windows with artwork made by you!
Whether you are a doodler or a dabbler, a complete first-timer or an old hand, all ages and abilities are welcome to join in!
To take part, post your picture in the Big Art Box on the Pavilion terrace (the side by the sea) Mon – Fri, 10am – 5pm from 5 April.
Please add your name, postcode and email address on the back of your picture.
If you can’t get to the Pavilion, then post your work to us at Great Big Art Exhibition, De La Warr Pavilion, Marina, Bexhill on Sea, East Sussex TN40 1DP
For more information and inspiration to get started go to: https://www.dlwp.com/event/gbaebexhill/
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