Arts education news, information, opportunities and more....

January 2017

Happy New Year from LEAN - we hope to see you soon at one of our upcoming events.

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


Goldsmiths Careers Service have launched their new portal for advertising volunteering opportunities to Goldsmiths students.

Exploring the opportunities Digital presents is essential for charities and there is a wealth of free advice and guidance available to get us started.


Book launch: Professor Simon Marginson argues that higher education has a key role in rebuilding social solidarity and mobility in fractured societies.

Join A New Direction for the final of their three sessions for cultural organisations looking at the current policies and trends affecting creative learning and cultural education. FREE.

Myths and Misinformation

What are the myths and misinformation about choosing to study arts subjects (at GCSE and A level) and how can we dispel them?

Join other Lewisham arts freelancers working in participatory arts, arts learning or education for breakfast at Deptford Lounge

An event from Cultural Institute at Kings College London

An opportunity to find out more about SMASHfest for those who work with children and young people. Find out about how we can help your school, community or family get the most out these STEM and arts events! 

Meetings for Members:


Cultural Commissioning Programme update from Jessica Harris, Cultural Commissioning Programme Manager

Support for Lewisham Live 2017 has exploded in recent months with grants from Arts Council England and the Foyle Foundation . Waste management organisation SELCHP has come on board as media sponsor for the festival, and we have even been selected to receive a portion of the community fund awarded by Waitrose Greenwich.

With LEAN's AGM approaching, its a good time to put yourself forward to become part of a dynamic local charity


Applications invited for between £100 and £20,000 to deliver specific projects and activities in the park.

Small grassroots community groups including neighbourhood organisations, parishes and local voluntary groups are set to get a direct funding boost of £2.5 million from the government.

The London Borough of Lewisham is now inviting proposals for the use of 3 propteries in Catford

Lewisham Youth Theatre seeks a Programmes Manager with experience of production management and delivering technical theatre training.

64 Million Artists aims to unlock the power of creativity in everyone.


From 2017 there will be one grant programme, the Open Programme, offering grants of between £1,000 and £30,000. (Deadline update).


Monkey Music Putney, Barnes & Fulham


Professional Development:

Needing some inspiration for your vocal group work and new group singing ideas to incorporate into your practice? This one-day course, led by Pete Churchill, is the singing boost you need!

Are you looking for creative, affordable, and easy ways to incorporate technology into your own teaching or workshop practice?

An introduction to Autistic Spectrum Disorder, for those in Lewisham and beyond

This professional development opportunity for primary and secondary school teachers is a practical introduction to cross-arts performance making with young people. Delivered by professional artists from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, the session will explore creative methods of progressing young people through rehearsal to a high-quality music and dance performance.

Brought to you by LEYMN - London's Early Years Music Network

With Open Arms: investigating musically inclusive practice in early years