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North East Regional Arts Award Conference 2017
Thu 2 February 2017, 09:30 – 16:00 GMT
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North East Regional Arts Award Conference 2017- Step Up To Arts Award
Who? For individuals working in cultural organisations. Can you drive organisational change to embed Arts Award across your programmes? We are keen that staff from NPOs, MPMs, Music Hubs and libraries attend.
What? This year we are asking you ‘Step Up to Arts Award'. Invest your time and expertise to look again at your offer and ask ‘what is the Arts Award fit’? Arts Awards priority level is increasing year on year. The conference is about sharing ways your organisation can deliver increasing numbers and levels of Arts Award. We will also consider what this investment in your young people will bring to your organisation.
How? In the morning we will hear from Jane Beardsworth from Arts Council. Jane is the lead for Arts Council Goal 5/CYP work across the North and will talk about the importance of Arts Award. Next we will hear from Trinity College. Julie Neville is an Arts Award Associate whose areas of responsibilty include Digital and NPOs. Julie will share some evidence from the recent impact study, talk about Arts Award employability and it's wider benefits. Finally, we will hear from Catherine Scott from Amber Film and Photography Collective about her experience delivering her first Arts Award with Amber.
Enjoy a delicious buffet lunch and take the opportunity to look at a range of Arts Award portfolios and network with others.
In the afternoon delegates can choose two sessions from the following options:
Festivals and Arts Award: Hear how organisations’ are delivering Arts Award linked to regional and national festivals. Ellie Chapman from Culture Works East will share her expertise about Arts Award and Festivals. Eliie will talk about Culture Works East's partnership with Latitude Festival, Norfolk & Norwich Festival and various other projects sharing how they deliver inspirational Arts Awards for children, teens and families in festival settings. Susan Cairns will share her experience of supporting Arts Award at Deer Shed Festival and Viking Festival. With a background in design and illustration, Susan has been working closely with schools, arts and heritage organisations to develop bespoke Arts Award resources and encourage collaboration. Rachel Hamer will talk about her involvement with Arts Award in relation to Juice Festival. This session is chaired by Fiona Martin an Arts Award trainer and experience adviser across all levels.
Compact Arts Award Delivery Models: Could you deliver Discover Arts Award in a Day? Or could you complete an Arts Award Weekend, Summer School or Academy? Joy Youngman and Anne Fountain share their expertise delivering Arts Award in their Summer School, Academy and schools projects at the Laing Art Gallery in Newcastle and Shipley Art Gallery in Gateshead. This session will be chaired by Catherine Scott.
Delivering Arts Award Together: Sunderland is England’s first Arts Award Supporter City. Look at smart partnerships with organisations delivering Arts Award together. Chaired by Helen Green we will hear from Kathryn Brame from the Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, Jennie Lambert from Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens and Rebecca Pedlow from Sunderland Music Hub.
Places are free but booking is essential.