News, Information, Opportunities And More For Those In Arts Education - December 2018

Welcome to our last bulletin of 2018! We wish you all a wonderful festive break and look forward to working with you in the new year.

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

Plus, for a round up of the year and to catch up on LEAN activities you may have missed in 2018, we've added two new documents to the members area of our website: What has LEAN been Doing 2017/18 and LEAN Annual Report 2016/17


Lewisham Councils main grants programme is now open for applications from charities and not-for-profit organisations in the borough.  

Deadline for applications: 3 February 2019

Save the date for our AGM and Arts Education Event entitled Inspiring Change.

Date: Thursday 7 February 2019
Time: Early evening (exact times TBC)
Location: Prendergast Ladywell School, Manwood Road, SE4 1SA

There is exciting news to end 2018 as Deptford / New Cross is named as one of six Creative Enterprise Zones (CEZ) announced by the Mayor of London.

The successful bid for funding from the Mayor will help to ensure growth in the creative industries and that artists, creative talent and communities can thrive.

Lawyers Volunteering for the Arts are looking to work with arts organisations who would otherwise not be in a position to afford legal advice and might have suitable issues or projects that would benefit from free advice from a qualified solicitor.

They are interested in helping organisations active in any aspect of the cultural sector, including abstract, conceptual and performance art, visual arts, and performance arts such as music, dance and theatre.

London Connected Learning Centre has begun work on a project of funded professional development training for educators, both formal and informal, across London to support them int he development of their digital skills, with a particular focus on creative industries.





Book for a free one-to-one appointment with VAL's Community Development Worker specialising in volunteer management.
Date: 10 January 2019 - 10:00am to 2:00pm
Location: Voluntary Action Lewisham, 1st Floor, Mulberry Centre, SE14 6LE


Kickstart 2019 by taking part in 64 Million Artists' celebrated creativity programme! Join in with 31 days of simple creative challenges and a vibrant community of participants sharing their work and experiences across social media. 

Join other Lewisham arts freelancers working with children and young people for breakfast!

Date: Tuesday 12 February 2019, 08.30-10.00
Location: Deptford Lounge, 9 Giffin Street, SE8 4RJ


Would you like to do something new and creative? Do you want to make people think differently about older people?

Apply for a grant to fund an event or project as part of Lewisham's Festival of Creative Ageing. 

Apply by 24 January 2018

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) is seeking proposals from organisations who have the capacity, expertise and capability to deliver a national youth voice programme with young people in England until end March 2020.

The total funding available for this programme is £170,000.

Passionate about arts, culture and education? Help make a difference in to children in Lewisham by joining our Board of Trustees.

Apply for the Community Arts Fund. Deadline: Sunday 31 March 2019

Arts and Sparks are looking for someone to take a street dance class from January in a primary school in South London.

Deadline for applications: 4 January 2019

The Learning and Participation Co-ordinator is responsible for the coordination and successful delivery of Tavaziva’s Learning and Participation Programme. This post is part-time, 2 days per week. 

Deadline for applications: 9am Monday 7 January 2019


This is a one-off opportunity to lead Collections in Verse, a collaborative programme between Poet in the City and the British Library.

Deadline for applications: 31 December 2018


The Genesis Young Curator post responds to the acute lack of representation in the visual arts in the UK of young talented curators from diverse backgrounds.

The role is a one-year placement, working with Create London and exceptional artists on ambitious public projects.

Deadline: 17 December

The Conservatoire seeks to provide an outstanding creative education to all who use our services. The Premises Stewards are the team who fulfil a vital support function in providing a safe, secure and welcoming environment for all our students; tutors and staff. Utilising their organizational and logistical skills and meticulous attention to detail, they help ensure the efficient operation of the Conservatoire at its busiest times. 

Deadline: 22 December


Voluntary Action Lewisham and Community Southwark are joining forces to organise a "Mega Volunteering Fair" in the New Year.
Date: 18 January 2019 - 11:00am to 3:00pm
Apply before: 14 January 2019


Access All Areas makes award winning, disruptive performance by learning disabled artists.

We are recruiting for an enthusiastic, proactive and organised General Manager (full time, £27-29,000). This is a varied role, and you’ll work primarily in three areas: operations and administration, finance and marketing.

Deadline for applications: 21 January 2019

Voluntary Action Lewisham have compiled a helpful list of funding opportunities. Grants and deadlines vary.

Professional Development

Sound Connections presents an interactive musical workshop for those who work with early years. 

Date: Thursday 24 January, 5 - 7pm
Location: The Yaa Centre, 1 Chippenham Mews, London W9 2AN
Cost: £30

This INSET will explore how teachers can use the arts (including visual arts and performing arts) to generate wonder, curiosity and investigation

Date: Wednesday 30 January, 9.30am-4.00pm
Location: Emergency Exit Arts, Rothbury Hall, Azof Street, London, SE10 0EF


Explore the basics of creative dance and develop your subject knowledge, confidence and delivery skills through a variety of interactive tasks and activities. Run by The Place and A New Direction. 

Date: Friday 22 March 2019, 9.30am – 4pm

Location: The Place, 17 Duke's Rd, Kings Cross, London WC1H 9PY

In collaboration with Canterbury Christ Church University, Aesop Institute 2019 is a new professional development programme is for those wishing to devise and run successful arts and health programmes.

Three-day residential in Folkestone from 14 – 16 May 2019, with a two-day follow-up residential from 3 – 4 September 2019 in Canterbury.

Fee (including catering and accommodation: £975)


A day of workshops and discussions on the themes of Early Years, Youth Voice and Social Justice.
Date: Thursday 14 February 2019
Location: Amnesty International UK, 25 New Inn Yard, London EC2A 3EA