Meet the Arts Award team! Introducing… Annabel Thomas

We’re a friendly bunch over here at Arts Award HQ so we thought we’d continue our series from summer 2015 of our ‘Meet the team’ blog posts to offer you the opportunity to get to know some of us a bit better! As well as being amazing at their jobs, many of the Arts Award team are talented artists and are involved in all sorts of interesting creative activities outside of work.

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Gaming and a 2000 year old Greek tradgedy. What’s the link and how does Arts Award fit in?

In today’s blog, Eddie and Max from EK Theater along Arts Award team member Shaun share their experience of the workshop they delivered at Mozfest as part of Arts Award’s Digital Arts and Culture Space. They show us how effectively video gaming can be adapted into an arts activity, making cross curricular links into literature and drama too.

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Five steps to moderation

You’ve just left Arts Award adviser training full of ideas for starting your Arts Award delivery back at your centre. You’re thinking about how Arts Award fits into your setting as well as trying to negotiate timescales, budgets and working with young people – all with their own ideas and interests. So how do you get through that first moderation? How do you even get started? We have the answers! *

*or as many as we can fit into a blog post!

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The impact of arts education

We’re sure that if you are reading this blog you already understand the value of studying and taking part in the arts, but with increasing pressures on schools and arts organisations how can we advocate for all young people to have the chance to participate in artistic, creative and cultural opportunities? What can we do to ensure that policy makers and educators really understand the value of the arts, and the huge range of benefits it can bring to individuals and wider society?

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