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FREE Arts Award Training at Yorkshire Artspace

As part of our involvement in the new Children & Young People Providers Network in Sheffield Yorkshire Artspace is hosting 2 FREE Arts Award Training events at Persistence Works in early autumn (dates below). Arts Award is a unique qualification, supporting children and young people to develop as artists and arts leaders, assessing art form knowledge and understanding, creativity and communication rather than a specific art form skill level. Anyone up to the age of 25 can gain an Arts Award through any art form, including technical and support roles.  If you don't know enough about Arts Award to decide whether you're interested or not, please attend the Arts Award briefing session in July (dates below).  These training sessions are only being offered to network members and is yet another incentive to join. So if you are an artist, maker or cultural practitioner in any artform who works with or is interested in working with children & young people. To join the network follow this link or email requesting network sign up info. 

Arts Award Briefing Session:

Monday 14 July 2014, from 1pm – 2.30pm. At Star House, 43 Division Street, Sheffield S1 4GE. You should attend this free session if you want to know more about all levels of Arts Award and how and why you might want to train to deliver it. To reserve a free place contact:

Arts Award Training - Discover and Explore Level:

Wednesday 10 September, from 9.30am – 1.00pm. Yorkshire Artspace, Persistence Works,   21 Brown Street, Sheffield S1 2BS (for map see Contact tab). To reserve a free place contact:

Arts Award Training - Bronze & Silver Level: 

Wednesday 17 September, from 9.30am – 4.00pm, Yorkshire Artspace, Persistence Works, 21 Brown Street, Sheffield S1 2BS (for map see Contact tab).  To reserve a free place contact:

Mini Project Commissions - Opportunity for Network Members:

And finally the Children & Young People Providers Network is keen to make new activities happen for children and young people across the city.  The Network is working with young peoples charity Sheffield Futures who are talking with young people in communites to find out what activities they would like more of in their locality.   This information will be gathered and shared with network members, and we will use this information as a commissioning call: so, for example, if the research carried out indicates that a visual arts based project would be great for a group in Wincobank, then they will ask visual artists in the network to submit ideas for that project.  

There is no funding for these mini projects.  Instead the Network will be helping mmebers to identify new areas towork in the city and communities will expect to pay a small amount for the activities. Sheffield Futures can assist with cheap or free venue hire and they have a large stock of euqipment avialble to hire for £1 per week.  and could assist with ongoing fundraising if the first project is successful.  

Aditionally, the Network has a pot of money to offer to artists, arts and cultural organisations who would like to embed an Arts Award offer into whatever activity they take to communities.  There are 20 x£500 pots for projects where Arts Award is embedded (utilising the free training above).  If you are interested in being considered for these Mini Project Commissions then you need to contact Sophie Hunter on to register your interest and what you can do by deadline 20th July.  You will also need to join the network and have a profile on the Sheffieldr website by 20th July also (as per link above).

network currently supported by Cape Uk 

Arts Award supported via Arts Council England