The Access Fund opens next week! Ahead of that we’re going to give a bit of detail on what to expect from the key questions, and why they’re important to any funding application. Continue reading
Nobody enjoys admin, but it’s only when something gets missed that you realise how important those processes can be. Such is the case with Arts Award assessment: a wonderful project needs to be assessed properly to make sure that everything is in place. Fortunately, we’re here to help with some tips on completing your assessment! Continue reading
This Wednesday, 21 June, is National Writing Day, which will see events across the country celebrate writing of all kinds. We thought this would be a great time to consider how writing could be used to complete an Arts Award, and share examples of centres who have done so successfully. Continue reading
We like to offer advice ahead of moderation this time each year, and with good reason! With so many advisers, centres and young people wrapping up Arts Award projects in the coming weeks we know that many of you will have questions. Whether it’s your first time or you’ve delivered Arts Award for years, these tips can help you towards a successful moderation. Continue reading
Arts 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
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
The shortlist for the Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Children’s Book Awards were announced last week!
This year we are thrilled to be working closely with CILIP and the Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Children’s Book Awards to help spread the word that not only is reading great fun, it can also contribute to achieving an Arts Award!
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!
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.