Arts Connect Secondary School Art Teacher CPD Programme 2024

Teacher CPD and Artist led Student Workshops  Supported by Aspire to HE CPD Workshop Leaders: Susan Coles, Arts, Creativity, Cultural and Educational Consultant Complex Simplicity, Arts Organisation Exodus Crooks, Artist and Arts Educator Tom Hicks, Photography Artist (Black Country Type) Mark Riley, Artist and Art Educator Dr Andrew Yarnold, Cultural Learning Facilitator Who are these…

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Contemporary Art in the Classroom: Art CPD for Black Country and Telford Primary Teachers: Skills Development and Reflective Learning Through Sketchbooks

Join us at The New Art Gallery Walsall to explore how sketchbooks can be used to record observations and ideas, investigate art materials and demonstrate skill and knowledge development Date: Wednesday 6 March Time: 12.30-3pm. Venue: The New Art Gallery Walsall, Gallery Square, Walsall WS2 8LG Cost: FREE Is this for me? This event is for…

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Arts Connect – New Horizons

We’re really pleased to let you know what’s happening at Arts Connect after a year of change for us. We have been buoyed and hugely touched by all the messages of support and the friendship shown over the past year, we have appreciated all of it. So thank you. We completed our work as the…

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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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Walsall CEP Christmas Tea Party

Date: Thursday, 7th December, 2023 Time: 4pm – 6pm Location: The New Art Gallery Walsall Cost: FREE Book Now  Please book your FREE ticket by clicking here If you are an artist or organisation interested in having a stall, please email Alex Jolly  A popular networking event for teachers, educators, artists, arts professionals & those…

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A Farewell: Artsmark and Arts Connect 2015-2023

As we pass the Artsmark baton on to Goldsmiths, University of London, we would like to celebrate and reflect on the wonderful eight years we have spent as the champions and providers of the Artsmark support programme for schools and other settings, including Pupil Referral Units and Youth Offending Services, amongst others, in the West…

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Moonbeams

The Moonbeams programme, which has grown over 20 years, has for the last eight years been developed by us, Arts Connect. We have worked with educators, arts & cultural practitioners, researchers and local authorities to deliver inspirational training, seminars, social meets, Moonbeams@Home, two major conferences, two significant Action Research programmes and three Podcasts. The most…

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Creative Careers

Highlighting Creative Careers in the West Midlands   During National Careers Week (6th to 11th March 2023) Arts Connect supported nine fun and engaging Creative Careers events for and with young people across the West Midlands, to showcase, signpost and promote the array of diverse career opportunities that are available across the arts and cultural sector.…

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