Opportunities, events and more in arts education

May 2017

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


Following the launch of the much talked about Charity Digital Skills Report, which revealed that many UK charities are still struggling to get to grips with digital, Skills Platform and Zoe Amar Communications have launched the Charity Digital Toolkit.


Taster sessions for organisations to find out more about this cultural education programme in London

For those working in the arts and creative industries who live/work in London borough of Lewisham


This Masterclass offers a unique and specialist opportunity for participants to gain invaluable early years music-making experience in a hands on setting, working with children at Kintore Way Children’s Centre, with whom this Masterclass is being held in partnership.

Come along to the Horniman Museum & Gardens for an exclusive teacher taster evening and enjoy free entry to the Museums at Night late event afterwards (6:30pm - 9:30pm). Discover how our programme for schools can support your students’ learning, explore our resources, try some object handling and learn everything you’ll need to run a trip with your class. This event is aimed at primary, secondary and SEN school teachers who have not visited the Horniman before.

Join Barbican Guildhall Creative Learning for our first Cross-Arts TeachMeet event for teachers of arts-disciplines or those who want to integrate the arts into their classrooms.

An evening of provocation and plotting!

To give an insight into the organisation and day to day working practice of a Nursery School

Freelancers working in arts education who live/work in Lewisham - dates for your diaries


Lewisham Live 2017 officially finished on Monday after weeks of fantastic performances and workshop opportunities for young people across Lewisham.

Animate Orchestra’s one-day course round up the festival, with a brilliant public showcase after hours of hard work creating new music.

This event followed a back-to-back weekend with live performances, spoken word showcases, street art workshops and body art at CLUB YMA, before the Albany Young Creatives took to the stage and disputed everything you have heard about the ‘millennial generation’.

Training programme for all those working with young children - events until Sept 2017

Aiming to embed dance in the Government’s Health & Wellbeing agenda in England.

Place your booking now to ensure your moderation takes place before the end of July.


Become a charity trustee: make new connections; and share your skills and expertise.

Applications are open from 27th March 2017 for Prosper - the new, Arts Council England-funded business support programme for the arts, museums and libraries.

Spotlight are on the lookout for exceptional Youth Workers with a passion for Young People & The Arts to come and join our ever growing team.

Expressions of Interest are sought from local non-profit groups to manage Newstead Community Hub, an established community centre in Lee Green. Voluntary Action Lewisham is working with Affinity Sutton to find a managing organisation for this centre.

Ovalhouse is looking for a 3 experienced participatory artists fot their summer intensive performance projects with young people. Deadline for applicants is 14th May.


South London’s leading creative hub, artist development and music education charity is seeking an:

Experienced Office Administrator

The programme offers grants between £500-£2,000 to support charitable advocacy work across Rosa’s four pillars: leadership and representation, safety, health and economic justice.

Ovalhouse are seeking a Head of Learning and Participation.

Prosper offers the opportunity for arts and cultural organisations, companies or individual entrepreneurs in England to participate in nine months of free, dynamic and impactful business support activities

An opportunity for local orgs who provide services for children and families in Lewisham to have a space.

Professional Development:

Worried about the impact of cuts on your organisation? Not sure how to navigate your way forward? This workshop will help you get started.

A free introductory session on Artsmark for teachers from all phases.

The course is aimed at teachers with a responsibility for computing. It will be delivered by IBM professionals alongside teachers from the award winning London Connected Learning Centre.

Tuesday the 23rd May 1pm-4.30 pm. £80.00 instead of the usual fee of £140.00.

Rachel McMillan Nursery School invites early years professionals

LEAN Service:

Join other Lewisham arts freelancers working in participatory arts, arts learning or education for breakfast.