Arts Award at the Youth Libraries Group and School Librarians Conference, 2017

NDawe_Queens_Park_Community_School_140324_149Arts Award were thrilled to be invited to lead a session at the School Library Conference 2017 in Harrogate over the weekend of 23-25 June.

The annual joint Youth Libraries Group & School Library Association conference is an opportunity to bring school and public librarians together to share best practice, ideas and updates, as well as inspiration for the year to come. This year was also very special as it included celebrations to mark the 80th anniversary of both the SLA and the CILIP Carnegie Medal, both established in 1937. Continue reading

Mozfest 2017: get involved!

mozfest2012_5If you’ve caught up with last week’s blog you’ll know that Arts Award is excited to be returning to Mozfest in London this year, the world’s leading festival for the open internet. We’ll be there from 27-29 October at Ravensbourne in London.

This week we’re launching an important call out for festival proposals. We’re offering Arts Award centres, Supporters and young people the opportunity to deliver a session at the festival. This could be in the form of a workshop, a demo or a piece of work to exhibit. At the heart of our call out are digital arts and the creative use of technology. Continue reading

Arts Week and Discover

www.kirstenholst.com - Abbey Catholic Primary SchoolArts Award Discover is the perfect way to add an extra-special celebration to your end of term arts activities. Whether you are doing an arts day, or a whole arts focused week in your school, Discover can easily and effectively map to your existing plans, meaning that not only will all children take part in the arts, they also get something tangible to remember it by. Continue reading

Moderation Season

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Carre’s Grammar School

Some of you may have received an email from us recently about booking your moderation, because it’s that time of year when a lot of projects are coming to an end.  We know that many advisers might be moderating for the first time – or for the first time since last year – so in addition to our email, here’s a handy guide on booking your moderation. Continue reading

Supporting the UK’s creative sector

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Arts Award

At Arts Award we recognise the huge contribution that the arts make to everyone’s lives, and the opportunities which participating in the arts can offer to young people. Not only this, the economic argument stacks up as well. The creative and cultural industry is the fastest growing sector in the UK economy , and as a whole the UK is the third largest exporter of goods and services in the world, behind only the USA and China.

As we enter the run up to the snap election called for 8 June 2017, not only are political parties slowly releasing their manifestos, many arts, creative and cultural organisations are also publishing their calls for the potential future of the UK’s creative and cultural sector. Continue reading