Report: Practices of Care- Teacher Responses to Arts Connect’s Professional Development Programmes

Our New Report Shows that Caring is the Key in Art Teacher CPD   Our new report: Practices of Care: Teacher Responses to Arts Connect’s Professional Development Programmes by Professor Pat Thomson and Dr Becky Coles, finds that a crucial but missing element to the effective continuing professional development of teachers is the kind of…

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BLOG: KENZIE CHADBURN – STAND OUT

Background to the Blog   In 2021 Historic England commissioned Arts Connect and the Institute for Community Research and Development to investigate and report on the value and impact of young people’s engagements with heritage. We had observed that there were clear signs of increasing interest in heritage amongst young people across both informal and…

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Report – Young People’s Engagements with Heritage: Tackling Inequality & Other Opportunities for Public Policy

Young People’s Engagements with Heritage: Tackling Inequality & Other Opportunities for Public Policy In 2021 Historic England commissioned Arts Connect and the Institute for Community Research and Development to investigate and report on the value and impact of young people’s engagements with heritage. We had observed that there are clear signs of increasing interest in…

The Black Country Cultural Directory

We are excited to share with you the new, Black Country Cultural Education Directory. Here you can access arts, cultural and heritage organisations, festivals, libraries, museums, artists and creative practitioners from across the rich and diverse creative landscape of the Black Country, all of which work with children! The Black Country Cultural Education Directory is a…

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Challenging Conversations

Teaching challenging and difficult subjects to children and young people in Galleries, Museums and Heritage Sites. On behalf of Arts Connect and Heritage Education Leaders Group West Midlands, A Merrie Noyse Music and Heritage Consultants were commissioned to undertake research into Teaching challenging and difficult subjects to children and young people in Galleries, Museums and Heritage…

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Challenging Conversations: What is Home?

A new exhibtion at National Trust property Croome Court by Artist Kashif Nadim Chaudry called, What is Home’, is inspired by a period in Croome’s history 1948 – 1978 when it housed a residential school, St Joseph’s School for Boys. Kashif collected and curated extraordinary testimonies through expertly crafted workshops and conversations, which have resulted…