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Arts Award Local Area Network Meeting (Tower Hamlets & Hackney) 17-18 #1

Francesca Gkotsi

Thursday, 7 December 2017 from 13:30 to 16:00 (GMT)

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13.30am-13.45 Arrival, networking and refreshments (for a prompt start at 13.45)

13.45-14.00pm Welcome, announcements and plans

14.00 -14.30 Digital Arts Awardexamples, ideas & barriers

14.30-15.00 Discussion : Models of youth advisory panels & student voice 

15.00-15.15 AOB and next steps

Additional (OPTIONAL) small group session

15.15-16.00pm  (OPTIONAL)This meeting is for Organisations interested in delivering Arts Award Gold/Silver in partnership and signposting students between programmes 

  • updates and next steps including
  • recruitment of participants
  • funding plan 
  • student voice 


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, Hackney 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 Francesca Gkotsi in partnership with Tower Hamlets Arts and Music Education Service (THAMES), the Music Hub for Tower Hamlets and the City of London and the Geffrye Museum and  is kindly co-funded by A New Direction. 



How do I get there?


Overground: Hoxton Station (directly behind the museum)
Tube: Old Street (Subway 2), then bus 243 or a 15 minute walk
Tube: Liverpool Street, then bus 149 or 242 or a 20 minute walk
Rail: Liverpool Street
Buses: 67, 149, 242, 243, 394
Cycling: 8 cycle stands, inside the main entrance
Cycle docking station - Falkirk Street and Geffrye Street, Hoxton

There is very limited meter parking locally. Parking for disabled visitors is available in front of the museum for up to three hours between 10am - 4pm.

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).

You might want to bring brochures or leaflets of events.


Do you have questions about Arts Award Local Area Network Meeting (Tower Hamlets & Hackney) 17-18 #1? Contact Francesca Gkotsi

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When & Where

Geffrye Museum
136 Kingsland Rd, London
E2 8EA London
United Kingdom

Thursday, 7 December 2017 from 13:30 to 16:00 (GMT)

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Francesca Gkotsi

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.

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