Thursday 14th April 201610 am- 4 pm, De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill On Sea
This workshop aims to support arts and cultural organisations and practitioners to develop and build partnerships with schools. Led by Artswork School Liaison Managers, the day will focus on recent changes and developments in the formal education sector.
Offering strategies for gaining access to decision makers in schools, a refreshed awareness on the value of partnerships, key education language and a focus on Arts Council England’s Quality Principles, this day will leave you equipped to build on and develop your offering for both primary and secondary schools.
Any arts and cultural organisation that wants to build their knowledge of working with schools
You will gain:
Places on this course are charged at the subsidised rate of £70 per person. This subsidy is available to individuals and organisations working in the south east region*, as part of Artswork’s South East Bridge Programme. The usual cost of places on this course is £130 per person.
Book your place online below. If you work outside of the south east region and wish to attend this course, or would like further advice and information, please contact Rachel Hall via email@example.com / 02380 332491
*The South East region is defined as covering Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Portsmouth, Southampton, Berkshire, Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Milton Keynes, Surry, East & West Sussex, Brighton & Hove and Kent (excluding Medway and the districts of Gravesham, Dartford and Swale)
YOUR CHANCE TO PERFORM AT GLASTONBURY 2016
We’re very pleased to announce our EMERGING TALENT COMPETITION 2016, which will give new UK and Ireland-based acts of any musical genre the chance to compete for a slot on one of the main stages at this year’s Festival.
The winners of the free-to-enter competition will also be awarded a £5,000 Talent Development prize fromPRS for Music Foundation to help take their songwriting and performing to the next level. Two runners-up will also each be awarded a £2,500 PRS for Music Foundation Talent Development prize.
Acts from any musical genre can enter the 2016 competition FOR ONE WEEK ONLY from 9am Monday 18th January until 5pm Monday 25th January 2016 via our official website.
To enter, acts will need to supply a link to one original song on SoundCloud – which is free to join – plus a link to a video of themselves performing live (even if it’s only recorded in a bedroom).
Once the entries are in, a panel of 40 of the UK’s top music writers will help compile a longlist of 120 acts. The longlist will then be whittled down to a shortlist of eight artists by judges including Glastonbury organisers Michael and Emily Eavis, before the live finals at Pilton Working Men’s Club in April decide the winning act. In both 2014 and 2015, all eight of the finalists were offered slots at that year’s Festival.
POETS AND SPOKEN WORD ARTISTS
Our Poetry&Words stage is also currently looking for performers for this year's Festival. If you're an experienced writer and performer, with something quite excellent to offer, then click here for the info.
Worthy Farm, Pilton
Love The Farm, Leave No Trace
You may already be using the excellent Culture Case website run by Kings College London. It summarises key evidence about the value of culture. December marks the start of a new wave of updates to CultureCase, with two articles per week going live between now and March.
This week includes a study showing that making art increases brain activity in the areas associated with self-awareness and memory processing. Also posted is an interesting study showing that arts participation is very closely linked to education, rather than to social class or status, unlike arts attendance.
CultureCase comprises a vast array of carefully selected academic research from universities and scholars around the world that can add value to the work of the cultural sector.
The research on the site has been edited into easily accessible summaries of key findings and insights to help inform the sector and provide the empirical evidence to support activities across arts and culture. They have created short accessible summaries of academic research that demonstrate the impacts of arts and culture, as well as highlighting a range of insights to help inform future planning.
For more check out the website at http://www.culturecase.org
East Sussex Music Education Hub invites expression of interest to carry out 2 research projects.
a. Research into the First Access whole class ensemble tuition programme The research will focus on:
It is anticipated the project will include the following tasks:
There is up to £2,400 available to complete each research project. Projects should be completed by the end of April 2016. A further piece of work piloting alternative First Access provision may be commissioned depending on the outcome of the research.
For further information about each project, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or tel: 01273 482149/07788 356399. Please submit expressions of interest for either or both projects, providing information on who will be carrying out the research and relevant skills and experience and a proposed timetable for completing the project, to Lucy Morgan-Jones, East Sussex Music, email@example.com by 31 January 2016
Schools Minister Nick Gibb has announced that the English Baccalaureate (EBacc), a list of subjects that secondary schools must include in their GCSE curriculum if they are to attain an ‘outstanding’ status through Ofsted, will be compulsory and will not contain arts subjects. In a speech entitled “The social justice case for an academic curriculum”, Gibb brushed away concerns that a range of compulsory subjects in the national curriculum would “crowd out” arts subjects, offering “no apology” as “the curriculum always involves trade-offs”.
Key elements of the EBacc were outlined in a Conservative Party manifesto pledge for “secondary school pupils to take GCSEs in English, Maths, Science, a Language and History or Geography”. In addressing concerns that excluding the arts from the list would “crowd out” the number of people taking such courses, Gibb noted that a series of other “important and interesting” subjects had also been excluded – such as Esperanto and den building – and that the question to ask was whether a subject was “sufficiently important to justify reducing time available for existing subjects in the curriculum”. Noting that the government is committed to spending “over £270 million in music education programmes between 2012 and 2016”, he defended his position on the grounds that music and arts do have a place in the curriculum as “statutory subjects”. But under this scenario, Music, Art & Design, and Design & Technology would join only Computing, Physical Education, Citizenship and Welsh as statutory subjects for which a final exam will not be mandatory. Neither dance nor drama is a statutory subject, and schools are free to choose whether or not to teach them.
In response to the announcement, The Incorporated Society of Musicians (ISM) is stepping up its ‘Bacc for the future’ campaign, which gathered 46,000 members of the public and more than 120 creative industry bodies in opposition to the EBacc when it was first announced in 2010. “The creative industries are worth £76.9bn per year to the UK economy, and the educational importance of creative subjects cannot be over-estimated,” said Deborah Annett, Chief Executive of ISM. “It should be a great concern to all of us that the Department for Education seems to be playing fast and loose with the country’s economic and educational wellbeing.
“This policy will have a devastating impact on the arts and music in school. The Government should reconsider their plan.”
ISM pointed to falling enrolment rates in arts subjects across schools as proof of the detrimental effect of a focus on “academic subjects”. The number of students studying music has fallen from 60,000 in 2007 to under 43,000 in 2014; in Art and Design, the number has fallen from 211,000 to 177,000; and in drama, the number has fallen from 102,000 to 71,000. These trends continue against the backdrop of rising pupil figures.
Gibb’s announcement comes just a month after the launch of a campaign by the Creative Industries Federation, which has joined forces with the Institution of Civil Engineers in calling for better support for cultural and creative learning in the UK. CEO John Kampfner told AP: “As the government widens the use of the EBacc, making it compulsory for secondary school students, we call on it to consider which combinations of subjects truly prepare students for future employment – and to include a creative subject within the EBacc.
"In this way we can begin to future proof education for a time when automation of jobs will mean that creativity is the primary employment criteria, as well as make sure that we have a pipeline of talent available for the UK's fastest growing sector, the creative industries.”
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.
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