Arts Council England’s new investment for 2016-2019

23 October 2015

This week, Arts Council England announced six existing Creative people and places projects that have been awarded funds to build on their successful work from previous rounds.

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Arts Council England’s new investment for 2016-2019

This week, Arts Council England announced six existing Creative people and places projects that have been awarded funds to build on their successful work from previous rounds. One of them is Creative Barking and Dagenham with Studio 3 Arts as lead organisation. Read more

The campaign to reform the EBacc

The Department for Education want to make it compulsory for every secondary school pupil to take maths, English, sciences, languages and history or geography. This excludes creative subjects and risks forcing music, design, art, dance, drama and other creative subjects out of schools. There is no published evidence to support the choice of subjects included in the EBacc. Creative subjects are educationally and economically valuable and valued by the public. Support the campaign

Apprenticeships expansion 'devaluing brand'

The push to create apprenticeships fast has devalued their brand, with low level skills such as coffee-making being accredited, Ofsted has said. Ofsted chief Sir Michael Wilshaw says some learners are not even aware they are on apprenticeship schemes. Read more

Inspiring the Future - Designed and Made Week

A free service which has people from all sectors and professions volunteering to visit local state schools and colleges to talk about their jobs, careers, and the education routes they took. Read more


OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOUNG PEOPLE

Pre-apprenticeship course for young people

Cockpit Arts is looking for young people (aged 18-24) interested in business admin in a creative environment, or in contemporary craft, fashion or textiles. Apply via Create Jobs

Recreative Film School 2015 (applications open now)

Award-winning Director Saeed Taji Farouky will lead a free, four-day workshop for young filmmakers giving participants the opportunity to gain an understanding of the basic technical aspects of a camera, gain hands-on experience, and develop their own style of storytelling. Students will explore a range of film genres through practical workshops, screenings, and talks by invited specialists working in the industry.

To apply please complete the application form available to download here download here and email as a PDF to Laura. Deadline 10am Monday 26 October 2015.

* Image credit: Creative People and Places website