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

Next Arts Freelancer Breakfast Club- Tuesday 15 May 

Get up early and share your experiences working as an arts freelancer at our informal breakfast club! This month you'll have the chance to speak briefly about a project you’re working on or have recently completed, any difficulties you have encountered and solved and/or and difficulties you’d like the group to help troubleshoot. It's a chance to share what you’re up to informally.


Congratulations to Sound Connections who have just announced four years of strategic investment from Youth Music. As one of 13 organisations awarded a Youth Music Fund C grant, Sound Connections becomes part of the newly formed Alliance for a Musically Inclusive England working together to promote diversity and cultural democracy in music education.

Inner-city children with speech, language and communication difficulties showed significant improvements in response to a drama-based intervention, research from the University of East London (UEL) has found.

Panic! Social Class, Taste and Inequalities in the Creative Industries is the first sociological study on social mobility in the cultural industries, released by Create London and Arts Emergency.


Phoenix Community Housing is inviting tenders for Freelance Artists for delivery of five arts projects for 8-12 year olds, in July and August 2018, in the London Borough of Lewisham (Bellingham, Beckenham Hill and Downham).

Fee: £200 per day inclusive of VAT (pro rata where applicable), duration varies (see briefs)
Deadline: 12 noon, Monday 21 May 2018
Interviews: Tuesday 29 May & Thursday 31 May 2018

Stratford Circus Arts Centre and The Albany are each looking for 2 emerging artists (age 18-30) to be part of a year-long international commission to develop new work, as part of The Decameron Project.

Children's Art Week will take place across the UK from Saturday 9 to Sunday 17 June 2018.


‘Active You’ is a series of Beginners African and Caribbean Dance Classes aimed at our local community.

These sessions are aimed to provide a gentle introduction to physical activity for those in the community who are less active and interested in positive health. 

‘Active You’ will ensure that participants become more active, meet new friends and learn some new dance steps along the way!


The Rio Ferdinand Foundation are offering a free course for the OCNLR Level 1 Equality, Diversity and Inclusion for 14-24 year olds this June and July.

A Churchill Fellowship is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to expand your professional and personal horizons and, crucially, make a difference to communities and professions across the UK.


The Horniman Museum and Gardens is looking for a creative arts practitioner with prior experience of delivering Arts Awards projects with young people. You will develop and pilot a new summer project with local young people responding to our new World Gallery. This is a fixed term contract for May to August 2018 inclusively.
Deadline: 21 May 2018



Voluntary Action Lewisham is offering a new opportunity to display your artwork in New Cross.
VAL has recently moved to new offices, with lots of white wall space ideal for displaying artwork. As part of our mission to strengthen the community sector in Lewisham, we would like to work with local and emerging artists to show and sell their work here.

Dance Umbrella is embarking on a 20 month residency in partnership with Croydon Council. We are seeking to appoint a highly motivated, articulate individual to work with a range of stakeholders in the borough to devise an imaginative programme of dance engagement and participation for children and young people. The residency will culminate in Dance Umbrella launching the 2019 Festival in a weekend takeover at Fairfield Hall.

Deadline: Wednesday 16th May, 5pm

LAHF is seeking a visual artist to help document its annual festival Creativity and Wellbeing Week. The artist will be expected to attend between 2 and 4 key events in the festival and capture them visually in a way which can be recreated digitally. This documentation will sit alongside the organisation’s evaluation of the week and will be used to summarise the festival and help with communication for future development of the festival.

Deadline: 20 May 2018

RefugeeYouth is an organisation dedicated to tackling the isolation experienced by young people who are forced to navigate an increasingly difficult immigration and asylum system, often on their own. 

We are looking for someone with excellent team leadership and organisational development skills, who has a passion for working with young people who are creating change in their lives.

Deadline: 21 May 2018

Youth Music are a national charity investing in music-making projects for children and young people experiencing challenging circumstances.

We believe everyone should have the chance to make music. Our projects help young people develop musically, of course, but they have personal and social outcomes too.

The Programme Coordinator will ensure the smooth running of Youth Music’s grants programme and provide effective office administration.

Deadline: 1 June 2018

Madcap Coalition are a voluntary community creative project, a [not-for-profit] registered charitable business. We offer free, family-friendly inclusive urban village fêtes & carnival arts and event equipment &  tent hire . We also operate a time-bank exchange & in return offer reduced rates & access to our resources & facilities, experience & expertise to community groups & voluntary organisations delivering local festivals & community events. 

Professional Development

Speech Bubbles is an in-school KS1 intervention using drama to develop communication skills, confidence and wellbeing. This free taster will give an introduction to how SLCN impacts in the classroom and how Speech Bubbles’ carefully designed drama activities can help.

Book a free place for 21 May here


This free CPD session explores this partnership between four SEND schools and two cultural institutions and provides an opportunty to experience and understand the principles of multi - sensory teaching/pedagogy to access arts and culture.

Date: Wednesday the 16th May
Time: 4.30- 6pm
At: The Lyric Theatre, King Street, London, W6 0QL



An evening for teachers evening at the Horniman Museum and Gardens, SE23 3PQ

Thurs 17 May 2018 5pm – 6:30pm with free entry to Museum Late ‘Under the Sea’ 6:30- 9:30pm.

'10 Steps to a Successful Event' will give you the skills and knowledge you need to put on any event.

Event management is an exciting, fast paced and expanding industry that ANYONE can enter. The transferrable skills acquired through this master class can be applied to all careers and industries.

Date: Sat 23 June 2018
Time: 10:30am – 4pm
At: Canada Water Culture Space, 21 Surrey Quays Road, London, SE16 7AR


Join the October Gallery for an evening of inspiring teaching, ideas and examples of activities.

Date: Mon, June 11, 2018
Time: 6:00 – 8:00 PM 
At: October Gallery, 24 Old Gloucester Street, WC1N 3AL

This conference at Museum of London Docklands aims to reflect upon, and gather responses to, the London, Sugar & Slavery gallery ten years after its installation. It will feature academic papers and creative responses related to themes exhibited in the gallery, as well as workshop sessions to discuss how the gallery could be used and developed in the future.

Date: Saturday 19 May 2018
Time: 9.30am - 5.30pm
At: Museum of London Docklands

Exploring the multiple modes of expression within facilitation practice: How do we train Designers, Managers, Makers and Artists to use their specialism to empower others?

Date: Friday 15 June 2018 
Time: 9.30am-3.30pm
At: The Ugly Duck, 49 Tanner Street, SE1 3PL