We return to focussing on Mozfest this week on the blog and take a look at some of the key highlights of the October Festival in addition to providing you with some inspiration for getting digital with Arts Award.
We are kicking off the first Arts Award blog post of 2017 by re-posting a great blog from the Youth Music Network written by Rachel Parsons at More Music who talks about how she embedded Arts Award across their youth music programme.
It’s a busy time in schools at the moment – not only are teachers battling end of term fatigue, but many schools are in the final throes of putting together their end of year performance. In primary schools this is usually a nativity or Christmas celebration, while secondary schools could have anything from carol services to full-blown musicals, recitals, dance shows and art exhibitions. It’s exhausting just thinking of the options!
But the good news (apart from all the mince pies which hopefully have appeared in your staff rooms) is that Arts Award fits fantastically well with all of these events. We wanted to share just some of the ways you can bring even more value to your winter productions, and help your young people gain their Arts Award at the same time.
We had a really fruitful second round of the Access Fund this year and received an excellent number of applications detailing some really exciting Arts Award projects with young people for whom access and inclusion is an issue.
Big congratulations to the 39 Arts Award centres whose applications were successful in round two – many of whom are already starting to deliver their projects with young people all across the country.
On the blog this week, find out how Arts Award is being embedded into the new Cultural Citizens Programme by three pilot areas giving 600 young people increased access to the arts and culture.