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Party Time!

Author: Alan Lynch

Date: 13 Jun 2016

Would young people you work with be interested in connecting with professional artists, entrepreneurs, arts industry employers and career advice organisations around creative careers? The ArtsAward10 Twitter Party takes place @ArtsAwardVoice on Tuesday 5 July as part of Arts Award Week and is a chance for young people to ask their own questions to members of our four live panels.

There is also the added bonus of prizes available for questions submitted beforehand (by Friday 17 June) and Party Packs up for grabs on the day.

Keen to support young people to get involved? Here are our five top tips to help you get them ready for the party... 1. Hold a discussion using the Twitter Party programme so that they can decide which artsbox-app-2of the four question and answer sessions they would like to attend and come up with questions to ask the panel members.

2. Organise a session using Arts Award Voice’s Get set for the ArtsAward10 Twitter Party guide to support young people to RSVP to the party and submit their questions.

3. Encourage young people already working towards an Arts Award to research the artists and creative professionals on the Q&A panels. Taking part could count towards their award – in Explore Part B or Silver Unit 1, for example - as they’ll be able to contact artists directly, asking questions about their work and career!mobile phone small

4. Explain that not only will they get top tips and advice on creative careers, they’ll also be in with the chance of winning prizes via one of our two competitions: Ask a Question for pre-submitted questions until Friday 17 June and Tweet a Question for questions asked on the day (terms & conditions apply).

5. Remind them to follow the host @ArtsAwardVoice, panel members and use #OurCreativeFuture (or #OCF for mobile) in every tweet to be part of the party!

Please encourage young people to stay safe online. Resources for teachers and other practitioners working with young people are available at NSPCC and Childnet. You can also direct young people themselves to Childline for information about e-safety. 

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