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About the network
A network of advisers, centres and supporters either situated or working with young people, organisations and settings in the culturally vibrant area of Tower Hamlets and/or wider East London Area
The aim of this network is to facilitate opportunities for a shared approach to enable advisers, centres and supporters to have a better understanding of the opportunities on offer and help their young people to take full advantage. We hope it will also offer cultural organisations that run and/or support Arts Award the opportunity to share practice with other organisations and explore how they can work together to cover the requirements of the award, sharing of resources and work towards a more sustainable way to run projects.
Organisations, Supporters, Independent Advisers and School based centres will benefit in joining this network as it could promote a more joined up approach, sharing of ideas and models of delivery, offering a space for discussion and support for advisers and facilitate access to programmes that arts award supporters offer.
The network events will be facilitated by Arts Award Adviser Francecsa Gkotsi in partnership with Tower Hamlets Arts and Music Education Service (THAMES), the Music Hub for Tower Hamlets and the City of London and is kindly funded by A New Direction. The event on the 26th September is kindly hosted by RichMix.
AGENDA for Monday 26th September 2016
hosted in partership with RichMix
This part of the session is aimed at Cultural Organsations to come together and map /co-ordinate provision as a group to support the Arts Award and Artsmark delivery for schools and young people. Schools are welcome to attend this part but this sessions is mainly for organsations/advisers.
This session will focus on the schools' perpective.
Schools that attend will
- get an opportunity to sign up for subsidised projects for 2016-17 in all artforms
- find out how activity can support their Arts Award delivery
- find out how activity can support their Artsmark applications
- speak and plan with other schools
Is the venue accessible?
Yes absolutely. Please let us know if you have any access requirements
Is there parking?
Rich Mix does not have a car park, and it can be tricky and expensive to park in teh area.
If you need to drive there is limited pay and display parking available on Bethnal Green Road and street-metered parking on Club Row and at Arnold Circus.
Euro Car Parks can be found on Shoreditch High Street, and there is an NCP on Great Eastern Street. Both are closed in the late evening.
Disabled parking bays for Blue Badge Holders may be found on Club Row and at Arnold Circus.
Do I need to be an Arts Award Adviser to attend?
The events are aimed at Advisers, Centres and Supporters, however if you are interested in becoming an adviser or setting up a centre or becoming a supporter organisation you are more than welcome.
Do I need to bring anything?
You don't have to but some of the following might be useful: business cards so you can network, your diary, a notebook, your adviser handbook (if applicable).
If you are a supporter or organisation you might want to bring brochures or leaflets of events.
When & Where
Francesca Gkotsi is a producer of Cultural Programmes for children, young people, adults and professionals. She is originally from a dance theatre background and has worked across London, the Midlands and the South East of England for the last 12 years for a range of employers as a facilitator, practitioner and artist, programme manager and as an Arts Award Adviser. These include Cultural organisations, Education settings, Charities, Local Authority and Businesses . Fran runs Arts Awards at all 5 levels and supports schools and organisations to develop their Arts Award and wider Cultular offer. She also runs workshops, training days and events, consultancy and programme management for a range of clients.