The 2014-15 activity programme involved 1,800 people across the Hastings & Rother region including: 830 primary pupils, 861 secondary students, 65 teachers and 22 artists. The programme was funded by a range of project funders and matched by Artswork as part of its Partnership Investment programme.
ARTS & CULTURAL EDUCATION PARTNERSHIPS
Consisting of 3 separate projects this strand developed new partnerships between schools, cultural organisations and artists.
ARTS & EMOTIONAL WELLBEING
Three emotional wellbeing courses run in 3 rural community colleges. Commissioned by East Sussex County Council Targeted Youth Support this project worked with two local artists; story teller Hilary Watkins and artist Lorna Hamilton-Brown and Y7-Y9 students to address personal challenges, connecting with others and reflections on their mental health.
PARTICIPATORY PROGRAMMES FOR YOUNG PEOPLE
Working with drama students at Robertsbridge Community College the Young Theatre Promoters developed new skills as event promoters in partnership with Applause Rural Touring and Robertsbridge Arts Partnership.
The Young Museum Curators at Hastings Museum and Art Gallery took young people into the heart of the museum decision making process and the Arts Champions scheme enabled 36 young people from secondary schools across the region to become cultural experts, linking their peers to the HRAEN network.
Two residencies one with dance company Hofesh Shecter and one with the RSC were developed to address the needs for young people to access high quality arts experiences.
For a complete breakdown of the 2014-15 Network Programme and its impact please see the Evaluation Report Summary and for further detail the complete Evaluation Document can also be downloaded here.