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Our Education and Learning programmes include:

Some resources you may find useful:

  • Amplify, a youth voice initiative by Arts Council England’s Bridge Network. This is a digital series focusing on good practice in children and young people voice across England.
  • Moonbeams Early Years Programme.  Early Years Arts and Creativity. The Moonbeams programme, which has grown over 20 years, has for the last eight years been developed by Arts Connect. We want to see Moonbeams continue to lead new practice and advocate for early years art and creativity for the next 20 years and we are delighted the Centre for Research in Early Childhood (CREC) is carrying on the Moonbeams journey.
  • Local Cultural Education Partnerships in October 2015, Arts Council England launched the Cultural Education Challenge, which asked the art and cultural sector, Local Authorities and other organisations from the voluntary and private sectors to come together to develop a more joined-up local arts and cultural offer. One of the means for achieving this was to create new place based, collaborative partnerships called Local Cultural Education Partnerships (LCEPs). Find an LCEP near you.
  • Artsmark. The only creative quality standard for schools and education settings, accredited by Arts Council England. Artsmark’s flexible framework is designed to help you embed arts, culture and creativity across your whole curriculum, celebrating your commitment to cultural education. Artsmark is open to primary, secondary and special schools, pupil referral units, youth offending teams and sixth form colleges.
  • Arts Award. Arts Award inspires young people to grow their arts and leadership talents: it’s creative, valuable and accessible.

Where do we work?

We focus the majority of our work around the University’s geographical footprint, mainly in the areas of Dudley, Sandwell, Telford, Walsall and Wolverhampton and the wider West Midlands. But we’re always interested in opportunities to work more widely with partners that share our ambitions.

Get in touch

Please contact Arts Connect for further information about our Education and Learning offer.