March 31st is not a date that usually carries great significance, but this year, for us, it does. After 10 years, the Southwest bridge programme we have delivered for Arts Council England has come to an end.
Earlier this year, Cornish primary school Perran-ar-Worthal achieved their Artsmark Gold award! After two years of working together to develop their arts and culture offer, they're really proud to become a Gold school.
Grants for Visual Art Organisations Working with Schools and Teachers
Freelands Foundation are running two open call funding opportunities for grants to support visual art institutions working with schools and teachers on educational and learning projects, with an emphasis on supporting and empowering teachers.
The National Theatre is hosting its annual Drama Teacher Conference in February 2023, a unique CPD opportunity aimed at both new and experienced Drama teachers, with a focus on improving student outcomes at GCSE and A-level.
Somerset’s Artsmark SPARK Scheme brought £60k to 44 schools in the county!
Over the past two years, Spaeda has been supporting Somerset schools to further develop arts and cultural learning in their settings via the Artsmark SPARK scheme, funded by Real Ideas and Sound Foundation Somerset. The scheme has been a real success, with the 44 schools taking part receiving almost £60k of funding combined!
Applications Open for The Sixteen’s Young Artist Programme, Genesis Sixteen!
Applications for Genesis Sixteen's 2023-24 cohort are now open! Genesis Sixteen is The Sixteen’s free young artists’ programme for 18–23-year-olds, which aims to nurture the next generation of talented ensemble singers.
The Almanac Suite Album is now available to stream!
The Almanac Suite is a score inspired by the landscape and seasonal change in Cornwall. Recorded in early June 2022 at The Calf House, Pendeen, this new album takes the listener on a cyclical journey through nature.
Roche Court Educational Trust Podcast Series 2 is out now!
The Roche Court Educational Trust is delighted to have been awarded the RSA’s (The Royal Society for arts, manufactures and commerce) Catalyst Scaling Grant. This funding will enable the Trust to fully produce the second series of their podcast ‘Listen in at Roche Court.’
Artsmark school Fowey River Academy have been busy developing their Arts and Culture offer. This Artsmark Celebration Week they're sharing some of their wonderful projects and their plans for the future!
Early Years & The Arts: Why an arts-rich early years matters
The new Briefing paper from the Cultural Learning Alliance and the Centre for Research in Early Childhood (CREC), published with funding from Arts Council England, sets out why an arts-rich early years matters for children.
Free Training & Mentoring for English Heritage Organisations
Applications re-opened today for Heritage Compass - the National Lottery Heritage Fund Business Support Programme. English heritage organisations looking for help to increase their resilience and funding will be given free training and mentoring.
Paul Hamlyn Foundation’s Teacher Development Fund- Open For Applications.
Paul Hamlyn Foundation’s Teacher Development Fund is now open for applications. The Fund supports teachers and school leaders to develop the skills, knowledge and confidence to deliver effective arts-based teaching and learning in the primary classroom.
Matt Little, Head of Research and Impact at Real Ideas, is here to talk about Youth Voice and the final episode of Amplify. Amplify is a series of short films profiling children & young people's voice in creative & cultural learning.
Creative and Cultural Opportunities for Early Years in Plymouth
Plymouth Cultural Education Partnership (PCEP) recently hosted the third in a series of quarterly forum events, this time exploring the provision of Creative and Cultural opportunities for early years in Plymouth.
Real Ideas has been a deliverer and advocate for Arts Award since its launch in 2005. We are proud to be an Arts Award Supporter, offering opportunities for young people to access high quality arts and cultural experiences that can help them to work towards their Arts Award journey
"I've seen first hand how it motivates the children"- Real Ideas member Jane Norris talks Arts Award and Sewing!
Real Ideas member Jane Norris runs sewing courses for home educated children at Ocean Studios in Royal William Yard. She has just begun offering Arts Award as part of her courses and she's here to tell us all about the impact it is having.
This event is ideal for anyone who works in, or is interested in working in, an early years context, or who wants to learn more about early years in Plymouth, network, share ideas and look at ways to collaborate together to develop some creative approaches, projects and ideas.
Dreamachine- an Exciting Free Education Programme!
Fusing science with arts, the themes of Dreamachine offer compelling classroom investigation: the power of the human mind, our amazing brains and the big questions of perception and consciousness - our sense of self, how we see the world and how we connect with others.
How Can The Changing Seasons Help us to Navigate The Way we Feel?
Real Ideas are delighted to be delivering a new schools pilot; Schools for All Seasons is a short- term residency in 12 schools that nourishes children with well-being activity and creativity rooted in our connections to the outdoors and our seasonal heritage.
The National Film & Television School along with Channel 4’s 4Skills have devised a series of free taster days aimed at those under-represented in the film and television industry to give an overview and suggested pathway to a broad range of careers.
Could you be the next Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra Young Associate?
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra is looking for people with the potential to be a great communicator, connect with people from all walks of life, and take their musical and creative skills to the next level.
Youth Music Recharge Fund Applications Are Now Open!
The Youth Music Recharge Fund offers grants of up to £90,000 (max £30,000/year) for up to 3 years. It’s open to established not-for-profits who support children and young people facing barriers to make, learn or earn in music.
"Artsmark... It's Not Something You'll Ever Regret."
Teachers Claire and Carrie have been on an epic journey to inspire an arts revolution in their schools - they spoke with Real Ideas Organisation Programme Coordinator Holly Power-Brown to explain how they did it during COVID and what it’s meant for pupils and staff as they build back after three lockdowns.
The Art and Energy Collective invite you to join their nationwide creative response to the Climate Emergency. They have teamed up with Plymouth Energy Community to create a mass participation art instillation!
At Real Ideas Organsiation, we’re thrilled to be a part of Arts Award. We love nothing more than hearing all about young people discovering their 21st century skills. To celebrate 15 years’ of Art Award is a huge success.
For four cold evenings at the end of November each year, the Illuminate light festival transforms locations across Plymouth with beautiful projection mapping, light art installations and playful interactive content, created by local, national and international artists.
Commissioning Creativity – Real Ideas on the Durham Commission
Teaching for creativity in schools must be prioritised to equip young people with the skills they need in later life, according to the recently published report from the Durham Commission on Creativity and Education report.