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


Lewisham Council commissioned a report in 2015 to develop a vision for education in Lewisham. One of the recommendations was the creation a partnership to establish a school-led system of school improvement, Lewisham Learning.

It is time to recognise the powerful contribution the arts can make to health and wellbeing. There are now many examples and much evidence of the beneficial impact they can have.’ The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Arts, Health and Wellbeing 

Do the children and young people you work with take part in Lewisham Live? If so, this help sheet on how each young person can use their participation in Lewisham Live to achieve Arts Award Discover should be useful.


Join Beecroft Primary to see their pupil's responses to the National Gallery’s Take One Picture scheme
Private view Wednesday 7th Feb
5.00pm until 7.30pm
Open Monday-Friday, 9–11am, 2–3.15pm from 8th Feb to 2nd March 2018
Closed Half Term


Join Lewisham Council and LEAN on the 8th February 2018 to develop a collective vision for children and young people’s cultural education in the borough.

Real talk. Real life. Real People. A panel discussion with professionals from across the theatre industry, giving young people a chance to ask questions, get answers and hear the real story behind the stage doors.

This February Heart n Soul DJs will be on the decks all night at Buster Mantis playing the best of R&B, Hip Hop and pop, joined by the Heart n Soul Choir singing the classics. Join them for a night of dancing in one of Deptford’s very best bars!



Join Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance and GLYPT for inspiring workshops and performances at tate Modern as part of Tate Exchange during half term.




As part of Lewisham Live 2018, The Albany is running two brilliant projects for teenagers and young people in the borough.

Albany Young Creatives returns for the new year for young people aged 16 - 25, and new for 2018, Chill Pill is an urban music and spoken word project exclusively for teenagers. 

Both projects will run throughout February and March, and will culminate in performances to the public at The Albany, Deptford on the 24th March (Young Creatives) and 29th March (Chill Pill).

LEAN as a registered charity is always on the lookout for funding opportunities to help support our work and projects. We now have a MyDonate page run by BT, which means individuals who can spare a penny can donate to LEAN, with funds going towards Lewisham Live Festival 2018 and beyond. 

Do you work in the arts freelance? Don't miss our next breakfast event on 20 February!


Deadline for Applications: 5pm on Friday 23rd February 2018

Applications for funding from Phoenix Community Chest are due by 22 February

An opportunity for the ideal candidate to gain experience delivering one of the UK’s largest and most successful audience development initiatives. 

Find out about joining Emergency Exit Arts pool of creative freelancers on 26 February. 

Partnership for Young London are trying to understand the role that voluntary and community groups play in improving literacy in young people outside of formal education

Recognising 100 years of Women having the vote, come and help us celebrate the achievements and support the aspirations of young women in Lewisham.

This job is to lead Collections in Verse, a new collaborative programme between Poet in the City and the British Library. Deadline 23 February 2018.

Professional Development 

Children's voices at heart in London is an exploration of how London's communities and services can give children a voice in decision-making.

When: 16th February, 2018 at 12:00pm-4:00pm

Where: The Lift, 45 White Lion Street , London, N1 9PW

Cost: Free

Book online

Teachers, arts educators and artists are invited to join the October Gallery on February 23 for a training session with Dani Bradstreet, Early Years and Drama Specialist with a session focusing on narrative.

The Rights, Risks and Reputations Ambassadors Programme is a unique professional development programme that seeks to explore the practices and mechanisms to support artistic risk-taking. It is designed to support you in acquiring the knowledge, skills and resources to support others and become an active cultural sector ambassador locally and nationally.

The purpose of the Teacher Development Fund is to support delivery of effective arts-based teaching and learning opportunities in the primary classroom, and to embed learning through the arts in the curriculum. It aims to do this through supporting teachers and school leaders to develop the necessary skills, knowledge, confidence and experience.

Each year we expect to make around five grants of up to £150,000 to partnerships of arts/cultural organisations and up to ten schools, who will work together for two academic years.

The next deadline is 23 March 2018.

Voluntary Action Lewisham's informal and interactive workshop is suitable for those setting up a new group as well as those who want to move to the next stage in establishing a more formal legal structure for a community organisation.

Date: Mon 19 February 2018
Time: 14:00 – 16:30