Archived Professional Development

Mon, 19/10/2020 (All day)

To support educators in adapting A New Direction resource activities to their settings, there will be a series of free CPD sessions with the artists who developed the activities. 

Dates: 5th-19th October

Thu, 15/10/2020 - 16:00 - 18:00

In this session you will understand more about the autistic spectrum and steps towards designing more autism friendly sessions for young children and their families.

Thursday 15th October 2020

Thu, 15/10/2020 (All day)

In this one-hour webinar, the Digital Culture Network’s Tech Champion for Analytics and Insight, James Akers, will take you through setting marketing campaign objectives, identifying relevant channels and how to track campaign performance.

Date: 15th October

Wed, 14/10/2020 (All day) - Wed, 02/12/2020 (All day)

The course is designed for absolute beginners. Explore a variety of different puppet forms and learn the basics of puppet manipulation and making over 8 weeks. 


Cost: £150 for 8 weeks

Fri, 09/10/2020 (All day) - Thu, 31/12/2020 (All day)

Learning Shared Podcast aims to shine a light on creative, inspiring ideas and effective practice that supports the holistic development of children and young people - especially those with any form of additional learning needs. Barry Carpenter conceived The Recovery Curriculum that many schools are following.

Thu, 24/09/2020 (All day) - Mon, 30/11/2020 (All day)

Existing creative learning resources which could be particularly useful for re-opening schools adjusting to new spaces, split class groups and reduced equipment use.

Mon, 21/09/2020 (All day)

Being part of a community is an important element of Artsmark, and these support sessions bring together schools at a similar point in their Artsmark cycle.

Mon, 14/09/2020 (All day) - Mon, 30/11/2020 (All day)

A downloadable teaching resource with creative activities to support pupils’ understanding of the primary science curriculum, accompanied by how-to films. Includes exercises for all primary year groups including Early Years Foundation Stage.


Cost: Free

Wed, 02/09/2020 - 10:00 - 12:00

Wednesday 2 September 2020, 10.00am - 12.30pm, Online session on Zoom

Tue, 25/08/2020 - 10:00 - 12:30

An online session as an introduction to current safeguarding guidance and best practice, specifically relating to work with children and young people online

Wed, 29/07/2020 - 15:00 - 16:00

Artsworks presents a one hour webinar to help you identify and consider the risks and areas of concern that you might encounter with online delivery.

Mon, 20/07/2020 (All day)

CULTURE RESET is a practical rapid response programme to inspire more relevant and impactful cultural organisations and practices.

Born out of the devastating impact of Covid-19 and inspired by the urgent need to accelerate change and respond to the experiences of a broader diversity of people, it will provide expert support and dynamic stimulus for 192 arts and cultural producers, makers and directors across the UK.

Deadline for applications: 5pm on Thursday 9 July

Fri, 10/07/2020 - 10:00 - 13:00

Whether you want to set up a project or business, work with children and young people in a range of creative settings or monetise musical and creative skills, this online course from Sound Connections in partnership with Musicians Union and Trinity Laban is open to all. 

Date: 10 July 2020, 10am-1pm
Cost: £10 (includes 30 min one-to-one mentoring session)

Thu, 09/07/2020 - 16:00 - 17:30

This event will bring together leaders in Arts Award and Local Cultural Education Partnerships in South East London to discuss the impact Arts Award has on children, young people and current education priorities.

Date: 9 July 2020
Time: 4-5.30pm
Cost: Free

Fri, 03/07/2020 - 11:00 - Fri, 31/07/2020 - 11:00

A free course that is an introduction to recognising and supporting good mental health in the creative arts through looking at creative identity, structuring good business practice and recognising and dealing with signs of stress and anxiety.

Fri, 03/07/2020 - 10:00 - 12:00

Free online event for musicians, music educators, workshop leaders, freelancers and facilitators on building personal resilience and using music as a way of improving your own mental health and that of the people you work with.

Date: 3 July 2020, 10am -12pm

Fri, 19/06/2020 - 10:30 - 16:30

The EFDSS Folk Educators Group national network will be holding its first ever online informal conference day on 19 June, 10:30am-4:30pm.

Thu, 18/06/2020 - 10:30 - 12:00

Join LEAN in partnership with Goldsmiths, University of London for a workshop exploring the basics of portfolio careers.

Date: 18 June 2020
Time: 10:30-12:00
Cost: Free

Wed, 03/06/2020 - 14:00 - 15:00

A webinar for arts and cultural organisations intending to work with young people online

Date: 3 June 2020, 2-3pm
Cost: Free

Wed, 03/06/2020 - 10:00 - 13:00

This online session from Sound Connections aims to bring together youth professionals and music educators to share how we can support young people through music in youth work settings. It will be mindful to the current COVID-19 situation, and how to maintain engagement with young people through music if face-to-face activity isn’t possible.

Date: 3 June 2020, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Cost: Free