Arts Award Training and Artsmark Briefing in Gloucestershire

Growing young people's skills, opportunities and leadership in the arts is vital to the future of culture in Gloucestershire.  Arts Award and Artsmark are two of the ways we can help to make that happen.  If you are interested in becoming a Discover and Explore Arts Award Adviser, or in finding out more about Artsmark, then these sessions are for you.  

On Thursday 9 October 2014
1.00 – 4.30pm (Arts Award training)   Cost: £60 per person
5.00 – 7.00pm (Artsmark briefing)      Cost: FREE

at SGS College, Stroud College Campus, Stratford Road, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL5 4AH

Thursday 9 October, 1.00 - 4.30pm
Discover and Explore adviser training:
Arts Award's unique qualifications support young people to develop as artists and arts leaders. The programme develops their creativity, leadership and communication skills. 
Advisers are crucial to Arts Award. They need to communicate with children and young people successfully and offer them effective support while they are working towards their Award.  This training course is specifically for adults who want to become Discover and Explore Arts Award advisers, which can include teachers and teaching assistants, youth workers, arts co-ordinators, arts and music professionals.   The Discover Award is aimed at 7- 9 year olds and Explore Award at 9 -11 year olds.  
Taking place over an afternoon, you will:

  • meet other professionals who are planning to run Arts Award in a wide variety of settings
  • get your Discover & Explore adviser toolkit, which details what is required at each level
  • become familiar with the assessment criteria and framework for each level
  • learn how to be the primary assessor for young people's work for Arts Award
  • ask questions about how Arts Award may work for you in your particular setting
  • learn what happens next and how to move forward with Arts Award

Booking is essential for the Arts Award adviser training:
Hosted by Create Gloucestershire, we are pleased to be able to subsidise the usual cost of this course specifically for our members and partners. 

To book a place please visit the event page here. 

Capacity is limited so please book by Wednesday 1 October at the latest to avoid disappointment. 
Thursday 9 October, 5.00 - 7.00pm
Free Artsmark Briefing
There is a wealth of evidence to show how engagement in arts and cultural activities has a positive impact on children and young people's self-esteem, achievement and life chances.  We believe that all children and young people should have access to and be able to participate in a range of high quality arts and cultural experiences throughout all stages of their education.
Artsmark is the Arts Council England's flagship programme and is nationally recognised as demonstrating excellence in arts and cultural provision.  It is delivered by Trinity College London and in our region, RiO.
The programme offers schools and other settings the opportunity and support needed to build and develop high-quality arts and cultural provision as part of a broad and balanced curriculum.  By enabling schools and other organisations to evaluate, strengthen and celebrate their arts and cultural provision, Artsmark can demonstrate that your school or setting values the arts and culture.
Any school, college or youth justice setting in England can apply for Artsmark to recognise their offer to children and young people up to 19 years old. Equally if you offer arts and cultural experiences to children and young people, then apply for Artsmark status to recognise and evaluate the quality of your provision.
This free briefing is for anyone new to Artsmark or those at the start of their application journey. It will provide an overview of the award, the application process and assessment criteria, as well as more about the role that the arts and cultural sector can play in helping schools achieve Artsmark status.  You will meet an Artsmark trainer and validator, who will be able to give you a very practical insight into what is involved.

Booking is essential for the Artsmark briefing session:
You can book your FREE ticket for the Artsmark briefing here

For more details about either event, please contact:
Louise Bardgett at Create Gloucestershire

This is the first in a series of training workshops offered jointly by Create Gloucestershire, Real Ideas Organisation (RiO) and Make Music Gloucestershire – more details about other workshops in the series to follow soon.  

Create Gloucestershire offers a varied training programme that responds to the needs of its members and associates.  Membership is free, and also connects you to other professionals in the cultural sector, as well as keeping you informed about opportunities.  To apply just fill in the online form