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


Give this "Thank You" to your volunteers, with the Lewisham Local Card you can get deals in over 220 local businesses.

Do you work with schools and other education establishments? Do you want to prove your impact? This fund supports this kind of work and applications now acepted on a rolling basis

The Mayor’s Award recognises individuals, community projects and businesses who contribute or support others to volunteer their spare time to Lewisham.

If you know an unsung hero or group that is making Lewisham a better place to live, please take a few minutes to nominate them.


In this new and extended workshop programme participants will explore and engage with this question: ‘How Do We Live Now?’. A question that will move through present self-exploration all the way to embodying futuristic ideas for a more just society and everything in between.

This conference will bring together Lewisham's voluntary, community and social enterprise sector to explore collaboration and partnership working.

Date: Fri 19 October, 09:00 – 16:00 BST
Location: Civic Suite, Catford Road, SE6 4RU

Come and join a PAL meeting - A collective voice for people that design, produce and facilitate participatory arts in London. Reflecting on our practice; pursuing peer-to-peer learning.

A workshop exploring how we collect and talk politics in museums and libraries today. 

Date: 6 December 2018, 2-5pm
At: LSE Library, 10 Portugal St, WC2A 2HD




Part Time PAYE: one day per week on average (44 days per year). Salary: £20,420.40 per year pro rata. 

Deadline for applications: Noon, Friday 2 November 2018

Could you be the Event Coordinator, Venue Coordinator or Exhibition Steward for an exciting photographic exhibition happening this October?

Teachers, sign up your school!

Heart n Soul, an award-winning creative arts company, is seeking a Communications Officer.

The Take pArt Challenge is a visual art challenge for 11-14 year olds in London & Essex.

Supported by the Jack Petchey Foundation and delivered by the national charity Children & the Arts, the programme challenges young people and art teachers to have a go at making some art! No matter how experienced you are, we welcome all entries and it’s free to apply.

Deadline for entries: 5pm, 19th October 2018.

Lewisham Youth Theatre seeks a part-time Programmes Administrator to provide support across our busy youth theatre programmes.

Lewisham Music is recruiting up to three new trustees to join its Board of Trustees during an exciting period of growth and development which includes operating from new premises at the Fellowship Inn from early 2019.


Objekt films are looking for people with stories to tell about overcoming things in their lives which have held them back. Do you need to thank someone who helped you along the way, but not sure how to?

 Express yourself through the power of poetry. 


Amplified is a pilot programme supporting cultural and creative organisations seeking to develop digital ideas that generate social impact.


Deadline 14th November 

The National Youth Theatre is a world-leading youth arts charity that discovers, nurtures and launches Britain’s best young creative talent. The charity is looking for a dynamic project manager to fulfil a maternity leave position for up to a year, leading the NYT’s flagship inclusion programme, Playing Up. This role is responsible for the management and delivery of NYT’s Level 2 and 3 OCN accredited Access to Higher Education courses for young people aged 19 -25 years old.

Salary: £30,000 to £32,000 in line with experience. The role is a Maternity Cover position.
Deadline: 10am Wednesday 24th October 2018 

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.

Deadline for applications: 5 December 2018

The Midi Music Company are looking for an Experienced Premises Coordinator

Deadline: 29 October 2018


Professional Development

The London’s Giving network of Slaughter and May’s free legal advice masterclasses for charities - The masterclasses provide an excellent opportunity for voluntary sector organisations to gain advice from legal experts

This CPD workshop will ideally suit teachers who need further ideas about how to make a professional work accessible to mixed abilities/children with little or no dance experience.

Date: 28 Oct 2018, 10:00 - 14:00
Venue: Royal Academy of Dance, 36 Battersea Square, SW11 3RA

Members Fee: £74.50
Non-members Fee: £104

This course for those who work with Early Years is designed to develop understanding of what creativity means and explore ways in which we can best encourage creativity.

Date: 9 November 2018
Location: Pickhurst Infant Academy, Pickhurst Lane, West Wickham, BR4 0HL
Cost: £75


This course focuses on working with Disabled People and young people with Special Educational needs. We’ll explore some of the disabling barriers these groups face, as well as physical, cognitive and learning challenges, and how creative and participatory music sessions can benefit them.

Saturday 3rd November 10-4 at Goldsmiths SE14 6NW

Fee £95

Beyond Resistance A training course for Facilitators in dealing with Resistance (challenging behaviour, disruption and awkward indivduals and groups)


Friday 16th of November 

Fee £52.99 

Greenwich Music School (GMS) is a charity providing music courses for babies through to adults. Having recently been accepted onto the Sound Connections Innovate programme, with support to set up a new early years project in Greenwich and Lewisham children’s centres, GMS wanted to learn more about how to evaluate and reflect effectively.

Want to know more about music education?
Just setting out on your music leading career?
Not sure where to start?

Then come along to…

Start Up

Tuesday 30 October 2018: 10.00am – 1.00pm @ Rich Mix


This autumn the National Maritime Museum invites teachers, school senior managers and board of governors to attend our exclusive Private View to explore our four major new galleries.
National Maritime Museum, Park Row, Greenwich, London SE10 9NF
Thursday 11th of October 5:30-7:30

This course focuses on music-making with people living with dementia. This rapidly-growing and exciting area of the field focuses on how music can enable those living with dementia to connect and create, combating social isolation, and helping maintain a sense of agency and identity.

Fee - £95 
Saturday 17 Nov 2018 10am-4pm


Taking place on Saturday 27 & Sunday 28 October 2018, the weekend is an opportunity for music educators and specialists to meet, share skills and practice. Expect fascinating debates, dynamic workshops, and valuable 1-1 surgeries; all while making music and networking with colleagues from across the UK.




At this free event, museum and gallery practitioners share their experiences of using surveys underpinned by digital technology to evaluate activities with children and young people. This is part an Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Follow-on Fund project between The National Gallery, The University of Cambridge Museums and The University of Warwick. 

Date: 11 December, 10am-4pm
At: The National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, WC2N 5DN