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10th October, 2021
Bridge |

How to fund your Arts Award Project

This online session is aimed at those wanting to offer Arts Award and wondering how to go about funding its delivery.

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6th October, 2021
Bridge |

Say Hello to our Latest Artsmark Partners- Brick Project!

Brick Project is a community interest company who allow people to take collective ownership of an area by collaboratively creating a permanent public art piece.

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6th October, 2021
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Find Out How Art Bytes Can Support Your Artsmark Journey This Autumn

rt Bytes offer an innovative and exciting way to showcase your classes' artwork, through a competition and virtual gallery.

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29th September, 2021
Bridge |

Delivering Arts Award Digitally

This interactive session is aimed at advisers who want to use online tools and resources for the first time to deliver Arts Award, including practical tips.

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29th September, 2021
Bridge |

Successful Digital Marketing for Engaging Schools

Ideas for a one-hour panel conversation, presented in collaboration with Arts Council England Bridge Organisations.

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29th September, 2021
Bridge | Jobs and opportunities |

Calling Young Artists! Porthmeor Art Collective is open for booking

The Porthmeor Art Collective are back online for five FREE sessions of creative fun! They're introducing their Autumn programme with an exciting project you cannot miss.

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29th September, 2021
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Stormbreak- Supporting Children's Mental Health Through Movement

and Wales that provides training programmes for trusted adults in schools and other settings to help support children’s mental health and wellbeing through movement.

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29th September, 2021
Bridge |

Delivering Artsmark through Craft- online workshop with the Crafts Council

Join Rebecca Goozee from the Crafts Council to discuss delivering Artsmark through craft and a practical exploration of how to deliver craft based 'make first' activities in your classroom.

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24th September, 2021
Bridge |

Teaching Black British History: A Teacher Training Guide

This informative, free CPD course by The Black Curriculum will help you discover how to best teach and embed Black British history into the national school curriculum.

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21st September, 2021
Bridge | News |

ARTiculation Discovery Day in Plymouth

Do you work in Further Education? Would you like to develop your students confidence in speaking? Join an ARTiculation Discovery Day (fully funded for state schools)!

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6th September, 2021
Blog | Bridge |

Welcome to The New School Year…hopefully.

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6th July, 2021
Bridge |

The World Reimagined Learning Programme

National art education project featuring globally-recognised artists launches its free Learning Programme to transform how we understand the Transatlantic Slave Trade and its impact on us all.

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29th June, 2021
Bridge |

Moths to a Flame Project

The Art and Energy Collective invite you to join their nationwide creative response to the Climate Emergency. They have teamed up with Plymouth Energy Community to create a mass participation art instillation!

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22nd June, 2021
Bridge |

ARTiculation Discovery Days

ARTiculation Discovery Days have been designed to develop and support students’ research and communication skills, and their understanding and engagement with art.

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14th June, 2021
Bridge |

The Big Education Conversation is Live!

The Big Education Conversation is a national campaign to get people talking about what education should really be for and how it could change for the future.

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10th June, 2021
Bridge |

The Crafts Council Launches Craft School- Yinka's Challenge!

The Crafts Council is delighted to announce the launch of its new educational programme Craft School: Yinka's Challenge!

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25th May, 2021
Bridge |

Trinity Laban’s Learning and Participation Opportunities

Trinity Laban’s Learning & Participation department are currently offering several unique professional development opportunities for musicians of any genre or ability. 

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14th May, 2021
Bridge |

Calling All Teachers- Creativity Collaboratives is Live!

Are you looking to build networks with other schools? If so, then Arts Council England's new funding programme, Creativity Collaboratives, could be for you.

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12th May, 2021
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PONY Announced as Latest Artsmark Partner!

ONY, based in Bath, are the latest organisation to be announced as an Artsmark Partner!

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22nd March, 2021
Bridge |

Cranborne Middle School Achieve Artsmark Gold!

Cranborne Middle School in Dorset are one of the latest schools to achieve their Artsmark Award. Here is what their Art subject lead, Claire Everett had to say about their journey.

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2nd March, 2021
Bridge |

Le Navet Bete Announced as Latest Artsmark Partner

As of 2021 Le Navet Bete are proud to be an official Artsmark partner!

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12th February, 2021
Bridge |

Doorstep offer the best bits of their Bronze Arts Award as part of Arts Award Week

See how Doorstep’s Arts Award went as they completed their bronze Arts Award!

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10th February, 2021
Bridge |

Find out how Lighthouse in Poole are finding their Arts Award journey

Read all about how Lighthouse in Poole have found their Arts Award delivery journey #LoveArtsAward

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8th February, 2021
Bridge |

Taking Arts Award online in Gloucestershire #LoveArtsAward

How a creative network came together to make it happen.

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4th February, 2021
Bridge |

What is the Creativity Exchange?

Creativity Exchange: A New Online Community to Encourage Teaching for Creativity

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18th January, 2021
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Software Cornwall's Favourite Digital Things

Software Cornwall have compiled a list of some of their favourite computer science and online learning resources.

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17th December, 2020
Bridge |

Q & A with South West Museum Development

Eleanor Moore Sustainable Volunteering Officer for South West Museum Development.  Here she talks to us about her role in the organisation and how they support Museums in the South West.

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13th November, 2020
Bridge |

The Thriving Communities Fund

Find out more about the Thriving Communities Fund...

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29th September, 2020
Bridge |

Celebrating 15 Years of Arts Award

At Real Ideas Organsiation, we’re thrilled to be a part of Arts Award. We love nothing more than hearing all about young people discovering their 21st century skills. To celebrate 15 years’ of Art Award is a huge success.

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17th August, 2020
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National School Survey Results

Read all about the findings in the National Schools Survey report.

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6th March, 2020
Bridge |

Bristol Old Vic RE:SOURCES

Bristol Old Vic have now launched four online resource packs for KS2 teachers.

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27th February, 2020
Bridge |

Nesta: Classroom Changemakers

Classroom Changemakers is a Nesta award programme for teachers and teaching assistants with great ideas to encourage creativity and problem-solving in maths and computer science. 

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24th December, 2019
Bridge |

Illuminating Plymouth for Mayflower 400

For four cold evenings at the end of November each year, the Illuminate light festival transforms locations across Plymouth with beautiful projection mapping, light art installations and playful interactive content, created by local, national and international artists.

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18th December, 2019
Bridge |

Commissioning Creativity – Real Ideas on the Durham Commission

Teaching for creativity in schools must be prioritised to equip young people with the skills they need in later life, according to the recently published report from the Durham Commission on Creativity and Education report.

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18th December, 2019
Bridge |

The Opportunities of Ofsted

n September, schools across England woke to life under a new Ofsted Inspection Framework which features a shift away from data-driven outcomes and towards a broader ‘quality of education’.

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17th September, 2019
Bridge |

Arts in Education: A New Hope

Well, here we are again. Another summer done and another set of exam results underlining the parlous state of arts and creativity in schools.

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19th August, 2019
Bridge |

Lord Kenneth Baker: GCSE reforms have ‘done a lot of damage’ to arts and technical subjects

The creator of the GCSE has condemned the English Baccalaureate (EBacc) in a letter to the new education secretary Gavin Williamson, the Telegraph reports.

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