News, Information, Opportunities And More For Those In Arts Education - January 2019

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 Education Arts Network invite you to join us for an evening of debate and discussion aimed at Inspiring Change.
Date and time: Thursday, 7 February 2019, 4.30 to 7.30pm
Location: Prendergast Ladywell School, Manwood Road, SE4 1SA 

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 

Ladywell Playtower are hosting a public exhibition across two dates to showcase the emerging proposals for redevelopment and to gather feedback ahead of submitting their planning application.


Thursday 17th January from 4- 8pm
Saturday 19th January from 10am- 2 pm


Lewisham Parish Church of Saint Mary the Virgin, 346 Lewisham High St, London SE13 6LE

Join the October Gallery for an evening of sharing best practice experience and taking part in some collaborative art and poetry activities to inspire you in your own art and education practice.

Date And Time: February 13 2019, 6:00 – 7:30pm 
Location: October Gallery, 24 Old Gloucester Street, WC1N 3AL
Cost: £6

In this exciting partnership, London Youth and Sound Connections are coming together to close these gaps by supporting music organisations to work better with youth workers.

Date and time: Thursday 31 January, 10am-1pm
Location: London Youth, 47-49 Pitfield Street, London, N1 6DA



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.

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 

Help with Your Main Grants Applications

Like LEAN, many of you will  be working on your Lewisham Main Grants application. Use the stats and demographics on this website to help you.

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.

LEAN is applying for the next round of Lewisham Council's main grants, and it's a great opportunity to take stock and review the services that we currently provide. 

Culture for all Londoners (published December 2018) is the Mayor's landmark strategy for culture. It outlines an ambitious vision, which aims to provide Londoners with access to culture on their doorsteps.

There is only one week left to enter your nomination for the Creative & Cultural Skills Awards 2019!

Nominations for the 2019 Awards are open until 25 January 2019.

Complete a short survey to help us to put on a valuable and relevant fundraising seminar in Bellingham.


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.

The Old Vic's highly successful creative practitioner programme is for young people aged 18+, offering advanced hands-on experience in creative facilitation and the chance to develop key transferable skills.

Deadline for Applications: 10am, Mon 21 Jan 2019

ArtsTrain is a creative music programme for young people aged 11-25 working across the London Boroughs of Bromley, Bexley and Lewisham. We deliver projects and events with different groups of young people, supporting them to create their own original music and perform it.

We would like to get more of our content online, and shared in interesting ways. Including documenting our work in blogs and stories to celebrate the achievements of the young people and incredible music artists we work with.

Deadline for applications: 31 January 2019

The Community Chest was set up in 2013 to fund projects that will make a difference to the Phoenix community. Since then, we have awarded £600,000 to more than 60 projects, benefiting over 14,000 people. Previous projects have covered a wide range of activities, from family away days to African drumming classes.

We believe that these projects help create a stronger community and support our residents to gain new skills and access experiences and opportunities that may otherwise not be available.

Deadline for applications: 28 February, 12 noon

The Horniman provides learning experiences for a diverse range of visitors, including schools, families, and community groups, using our spaces and a Handling Collection of over 3500 objects. We are looking for a Learning Assistant to support the smooth running of these programmes and the Learning department; through greeting and orientating school and family groups, preparing spaces and resources, and liaising with staff from multiple departments.

Deadline: 21 January, 10am

Sound Connections are pleased to launch, and invite applications for, our 2019 Innovate Programme and IMPACT Bursary Programme.

Deadline for applications: 5pm, 15 March 2019

Professional Development

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


Find out how to use your charity's social media to increase followers, boost engagement and get noticed in this free training from Lewisham Local and Lewisham Lowdown. 

Date: 26 February 26, 9:30 – 11:00 am 
Location: Lewisham Local, Unit B, PLACE/Ladywell, 261 Lewisham High Street, SE13 6AY

Join 4in10: London's Child Poverty Campaign Network for this free half day fundraising workshop. Equip yourself with the tools and understanding required to make successful funding and grant applications. Designed to help you understand the different types of funding applications, how to research and select the right ones for your organisation and write effective bids.

Date: 8 February, 12:30 to 3pm
Location: City Hall, The Queen’s Walk, SE1 2AA
Cost: Free