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    Arts Award Blog

    What is arts education for? And what contribution can Arts Award make?

    This is the final blog in a series that has been written by Arts Award moderator and adviser Frances Howard, based on her doctoral research investigating the educational experiences of ‘dis-engaged’ y...

    The Durham Commission Reports - opportunities for arts education

    We were excited to read the Durham Commission report on Creativity and Education, released on the 16 October 2019. In this blog we will explore some of the key findings from the report, and explore ho...

    Author: Annabel Thomas

    Date: 20 Oct 2019

    Discover Arts Award through Dance with Shobana Jeyasingh Dance

    In spring 2019, Shobana Jeyasingh Dance (SJD) planned and delivered two residencies in London Primary Schools. The project demonstrated how Discover Arts award can be delivered through longer-term eng...

    Author: Layne Harrod

    Date: 07 Oct 2019

    Sir Nicholas Serota experiences virtual reality with Arts Award group

    This week Learning Technologist, Neil Winterburn at FACT, tells us about the moment a group of Year 7 students from the Academy of Saint Francis Assisi swapped Chair of Arts Council England, Sir Nicho...

    Author: Guest Writer

    Date: 11 Sep 2019

    How Artsmark led one school to Arts Award

    This week on the blog we hear about Starbank school’s journey from their Artsmark statement of commitment to delivering almost 180 Explore in their school in 2019. We spoke to the lead adviser Amanda,...

    Author: Guest Writer

    Date: 11 Jul 2019

    Budget vs reality – how to make the most out of your arts provision

    It’s not news that school budgets are increasingly feeling the pinch. Just last month over 1000 teachers marched on parliament demanding more funding for their schools, and many cited the arts as bein...

    Author: Annabel Thomas

    Date: 24 Oct 2018

    Creative Faculty Mission – Everyone’s an artist!

    As winner of Creative School of the Year at the TES Awards and an Artsmark Platinum school, Formby High School have have a strong record embedding the arts into their work. Victoria Harrocks discusses...

    Author: Guest Writer

    Date: 24 Sep 2018

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