LEAN Monthly Bulletin

Arts Education News, Information, Opportunities And More....

April 2018

Find below a list of stories added over the last month. Sometimes we have stories posted that have very short lead-times. Please accept our apologies for anything where the deadline has passed. You can make contact with the organisation to see when they are next running their event / training course etc. or you can subscribe to our RSS feed to keep up to date. If you can't view this email properly you can view it on the website


A up-to-date resource to help you find out key statistics on Lewisham's population including children and young people


Arts Council England is currently conducting consultation on a ten year plan from 2020 – 2030. Please join us to be part of the Lewisham conversation on Weds 11 April from 1 - 2.30pm at the Civic Suite in Catford.



This conference led by Lewisham Children and Family Centres, Lewisham VAWG and Lewisham Children's Safeguarding Board. This will be highlighting some of the key issues faced by children and young people in the borough of Lewisham at the moment.

A New Youth and Cultural Partnership for Bellingham

Speech Bubbles is an in-school KS1 intervention using drama to develop communication skills, confidence and wellbeing. This free taster will give an introduction to how SLCN impacts in the classroom and how Speech Bubbles’ carefully designed drama activities can help.

Book a free place for 21 May here

News Story

The Museum of London has launched its Early Years toolkit – a digital resource full of great ideas and inspiration for those working with under 5s in the museum and heritage sector.

Goodbye to Grants for the Arts and hello to National Lottery Project Grants. ACE are also launching a new fund to help individuals develop their practice.

General data protection regulations (GDPR) are changing. Let us know if you would like to keep hearing from LEAN.

Congratulations to Sound Connections who have just announced four years of strategic investment from Youth Music. As one of 13 organisations awarded a Youth Music Fund C grant, Sound Connections becomes part of the newly formed Alliance for a Musically Inclusive England working together to promote diversity and cultural democracy in music education.

Inner-city children with speech, language and communication difficulties showed significant improvements in response to a drama-based intervention, research from the University of East London (UEL) has found.


Greenwich and Lewisham Young People's Theatre are offering two artist residencies at The Tramshed in Woolwich between June and July 2018. This season focuses on festivals, outdoor work and young audiences. As such, we are looking to support one artist or company to create a new outdoor piece (July 2018), and one to create work for a secondary school audience (June 2018).

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: 5pm on 10th April 2018

An exciting opportunity for a dynamic and motivated individual to join the Deptford X team. As Festival Manager you will occupy one of the two key staff roles in the organisation, working closely with the Director on the development, management and delivery of all aspects of their work.

Led by A New Direction, with funding from Arts Council England, Challenge London is about ensuring all children and young people in London can develop their creativity, and play an active part in the culture and heritage of the city.

Drake Music is looking for a candidate with excellent organisational and administrative skills to join the Think22 team. The ideal candidate is a self–starter who thrives in a busy and friendly environment, and is passionate about removing disabling barriers to music-making.

Closing date: 15 April 2018

Odd Eyes Theatre is looking for a Producer with a minimum two year experience working in community and education participatory programmes to work closely with Artistic Director Emilia Teglia and be the strategic lead for our new youth and community cohesion programme #Haters

Deadline: 9th April 2018

In a period of significant growth, the SLG is seeking an enthusiastic and dedicated Programme Coordinator to work with the programme team on the administration and delivery of the artistic programmes.

Deadline: 23 April 2018

The SLG is seeking a dynamic and proactive Heritage Education Co-ordinator to support the delivery of the Evidence of Us programme, an ambitious programme of work with local communities which offers a platform for people to share their stories, value their heritage and explore commonalities with others. 

Deadline: 23 April 2018

Annual salary £26,500 – £30,000 pro rata (4 days a week), permanent. Play a central role in engaging the public in literature through events and education programmes at the RSL. Deadline Wednesday 25 April 2018 at 12 noon

The Aluna Foundation is recruiting a Creative Public Engagement Producer for the development of the Greenwich Moon Time Community Engagement Programme, between mid May and mid August 2018 (exact dates to be confirmed).

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: 5pm on Wednesday 25th April

They are seeking a dynamic, imaginative, sensitive Director to provide strategic and operational leadership for the organisation as it heads towards its 30th anniversary.

Closing date for applications:  Monday 30th April 2018 at 8am

Stratford Circus Arts Centre and The Albany are each looking for 2 emerging artists (age 18-30) to be part of a year-long international commission to develop new work, as part of The Decameron Project.

South London’s leading creative hub, artist development and music education charity is recruiting an Experienced PR & Media Coordinator. Deadline 30 April 2018.

Professional Development

Are you a musician who would like to work with children and young people and want to know more about music education?

Come along to Start Up

Date: Tuesday 22 May 2018
Time: 10.00am – 1.00pm
Location: Rich Mix, 35-47 Bethnal Green Rd, E1 6LA


An evening for teachers evening at the Horniman Museum and Gardens, SE23 3PQ

Thurs 17 May 2018 5pm – 6:30pm with free entry to Museum Late ‘Under the Sea’ 6:30- 9:30pm.

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