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ArtWorks: Developing Practice in Participatory Settings began in 2011 as a Paul Hamlyn Foundation Special Initiative with additional funding and support from the Arts and Humanities Research Council, Creativity, Culture and Education (supported by Arts Council England) and the Cultural Leadership Programme.more
In 2014, The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, together with Theatre Peckham, asked 34 young people to reflect on the value they place on education and participation in the arts. The young people, aged between 14 and 21 years of age, were drawn from a collection of schools, colleges and theatre organisations such as Theatre Peckham and London Bubble, all of which are based in the London Borough of Southwark. The research gathered in these qualitative interviews documents young people’s engagement with drama, theatre and performance. Funded by Creativeworks London, the investigation is a critical step for Theatre Peckham in their aim to establish a two year, post-16 performing arts course for those aspiring to enter education and employment in the creative and cultural sectors.more
Why use Arts Award with young people not in education, employment or training?
Arts Award is a set of unique qualifications that supports young people aged up to 25 to grow as artists and arts leaders. It is a useful tool for engaging and re-engaging the hard to reach as it can respond to the interests of the young people themselves.
The flexible framework means that it can be tailored to the length of time, level of young people and resources of your specific project.
As well as being a nationally recognised qualification, young people develop valuable life skills in communication, creativity, team work and planning. Achieving an Arts Award can help develop confidence and self esteem which is often the key to re-entering education, training, employment or volunteering.
NYMAZ, the youth music development charity operating in North Yorkshire, has warned that children in rural areas risk further isolation if the benefits of out-of-school music activities remain undervalued in England.more
The report is the result of a one-year investigation undertaken by a diverse group of cultural leaders, supported by academics from the University of Warwick.more