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ArtReach makes great art possible and accessible, connecting art with grass roots and diverse communities to forge creative engagement.
ArtReach is proud to support schools on their Artsmark journey to help both teachers and pupils enrich and invigorate their learning experience and learning environment through creativity.
We believe that everyone should be given the opportunity to experience, explore, participate in the arts and have the chance to unlock their creativity. Through our diverse programme of year-round festival activity and breadth of connections with artists, performers and arts venues, we can support teachers, pupils, schools and alternative education provisions through their Artsmark journey and can provide specific, tailored opportunities to help you to achieve your Artsmark award.
ArtReach can offer:
We want to give YOU the confidence to be creative and deliver arts activities within your lessons and embed creativity within your educational setting
CPD opportunities for teachers, including: How to embed arts and creativity across curricula to maximise ways in for learners Support with lesson planning to interlink art in other subjects, planning for progression as opposed to one off lessons. If you want children to think differently through arts-based work, should their learning space be configured differently too? Facilitated school tours to identify existing arts and creativity and highlight areas it could be introduced. This could also be done with pupils to give them ownership of their school space and encourage them to be actively involved in the development of their creative learning Open discussion on ‘What is art?’ to help broaden thinking Confidence building sessions in talking about, looking at and creating art All sessions will be led and facilitated by an experienced ArtReach team member, who is a qualified primary school teacher and trained Arts Award Advisor
We can provide a range of high-quality creative experiences for pupils to get hands-on and explore an artform.
An example of Artist-led workshops that can be delivered: Kite making and digital kite flying – exploring different countries and cultures through the art of kite making. Curriculum links to mathematics (measurements and geometry) and computing Digital photography African drumming Carnival creations – mask making All workshops include the opportunity for children to ask the artist questions to provide an authentic experience. Learners will participate in hands-on activity, creating something for class display or to take home with them. Facilitated visits to artists’ studios or galleries can also be arranged to offer a ‘real world’ experience of an artist at work
ArtReach produces Night of Festivals (Hounslow, Leicester, and Central London and Journeys Festival International (Leicester, Manchester, and Portsmouth) – high quality arts festivals with diverse artists and lots to see, do and take part in! so, get involved! You could…
Perform – take part in one of the carnival processions, sing, dance or take part in a piece of theatre… we can make it happen! Exhibit – we can provide opportunities for your class to exhibit their artwork in a gallery space Visit – by simply visiting one of the festivals, exhibitions or events ArtReach produces your class will have the opportunity to be inspired as part of an audience experience, from music to visual art and theatre to digital work Where possible activities are offered to schools free of charge. If a specific artist is required to lead a workshop or facilitate a workshop visit, their fee will need to be covered (between £50-£350, depending on type and duration of activity)
We can also help to connect you with other arts and cultural organisations within Leicester, Manchester and Portsmouth to enrich your creative journey, we work with over 30 creative partners in each city and would be happy to introduce you!
If you’d like more information or to arrange an informal chat about your requirements, please contact Nicola Middler, Senior Producer and Arts Award Advisor email@example.com