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

Happy 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


How can a range of cultural/youth organisations work together to change cultural engagement and a sense of cultural entitlement in Bellingham children and young people


Ensure young people and their families feel the new Fellowship Inn is a place for them to create, play, meet, influence and experience a wide range of cultural opportunities.

Booking is now open for British Early Childhood Education Research Association's (BECERA) 8th conference.

Arts Council England are holding a one-day conference in January to help artists, arts organisations, museums and libraries increase diversity in their workforce, leadership, audiences and artistic work. The event is sold out, but you can still join us and watch the live stream.

Creative Ambition welcomes creative/cultural organisations, and educators to discuss how we can create an environment for young people to engage in meaningful and progressive, training and employment within the creative and cultural sector.


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.


NCVO and Charity Evaluation Services have created a new guide to making your evaluation reports more appealing and getting people to sit up and take notice.

Read the response from the Pre-School Learning Alliance and others in the Early Years community.

As the arts sector continues to face major funding cuts, it becomes even more important to evidence the powerful contribution the arts can have on people’s lives.

Blog from Head Teacher of Aureus School Hannah Wilson on developing a STEAM school.

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).

Get in touch with Alison with any creative new ideas for services you'd like to see from LEAN


Tender is an arts and education charity committed to preventing domestic abuse and sexual violence experienced by young people, by promoting healthy relationships.

Tender Education & Arts is commissioning an external evaluation of their pilot to consult young people, teaching staff, parents, wider community partners and stakeholders in the development of a Whole School Approach framework to prevent Violence Against Women and Girls and Serious Youth Violence in the London borough of Croydon. 

Deadline: 15 January 2018.

Speech Bubbles is an in-school KS1 intervention using drama to support children's communication skills, confidence and wellbeing. London Bubble are currently recruiting 10 South London schools to take part in an Education Endowment Foundation/Royal Society of Arts research trial of Speech Bubbles in 2018/19.

Are you Fantastic for Families? Whether you are a venue, an artist or a company, you can apply for a national Fantastic for Families Award.

Stratford Circus Arts Centre is looking for a Creative Learning and Programme Officer to sit within the education and artistic team. 

Deadline: Monday 22 January 2018, 9am

Young Londoners - seize the chance to celebrate where you live with Into Film's new competition! If you live in Lewisham, this exciting filmmaking competition, in partnership with the Mayor's London Borough of Culture award, invites you to pick up your phone or camera and make a film showing us why Lewisham is best.

Deadline: 31 January

Deadline: 5pm on Friday 23rd February 2018

We’re recruiting for two part-time permanent Box Office Assistants.

Deadline: 15 Jan 2018

Professional Development

This workshop equips primary school staff (with and without prior dance experience) with the knowledge, understanding and skills to design creative, safe, stimulating and inclusive dance activities within the PE National Curriculum.

Bigfoot's 'Organic Theatre Day' explores the ways in which devised theatre can be exciting and fun for young people. 

If you are a dance artist, teacher or community practitioner, Trinity Laban’s Dance Training Days provide you with a choice of standalone, flexible and high quality training.

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