Presentation on theme: "Arts Award and Summer Reading Challenge Arts Award Discover was a great fit with what we were already delivering and contributed to our library strategy."— Presentation transcript:
Arts Award and Summer Reading Challenge Arts Award Discover was a great fit with what we were already delivering and contributed to our library strategy. The staff and children really enjoyed the project and feedback from the parents has been really positive. It was a really good way of bringing children of different ages and schools together to have fun and learn. One group of children even met outside of the library and visited the cinema together as part of the award. Ruth Gedalovitch, Reader Development Manager for Havering Libraries Did you know you can use the House and the Mouse activity book for Arts Award Discover?
What is Arts Award? Arts Awards unique qualifications support young people to develop as artists and arts leaders The programme develops creativity, leadership and communications skills Arts Award is open to anyone aged 5* to 25 Arts Award embraces all interests and backgrounds Available at five levels, four accredited on the QCF and one introductory level Arts Award is run by Trinity College London in association with Arts Council England working with 10 regional Bridge organisations * Arts Award will be available for 5 and 6 year olds from September 2013
What do children do for Arts Award Discover? Take part in a range of arts activities to widen their experience and understanding of the arts. This could include reading, writing, storytelling, drawing, drama.... any creative activities they get involved in at the library, or elsewhere Find out about artists and their work. Writers, poets, illustrators, singers, actors and creative people they know or meet through the Summer Reading Challenge Share what they found out: with others taking part in the Summer Reading Challenge, staff and volunteers at the library, their family – or online at Create an arts log of evidence. For Summer Reading Challenge 2013 they can use the House and Mouse activity book
Arts Award Discover & Summer Reading Challenge 2013 The Reading Agency has worked closely with Trinity College and the regional Bridge organisations to embed Arts Award Discover into the Summer Reading Challenge 2013 If you have purchased the House and the Mouse activity book this can be used as the arts log for Arts Award Discover Any library wanting to offer children Arts Award Discover will need a trained Arts Award adviser – ask your Bridge about training Each child achieves an Arts Award certificate which costs between £1 and £2.50 depending on group size. Taking part in Summer Reading Challenge may entitle libraries to discounted fees
We hope that you will want to use the House and the Mouse activity book to deliver Arts Award Discover! However, you are not required to run Arts Award in order to use the activity book You can take a look inside the activity book here: The House and the MouseThe House and the Mouse Even if you dont run Arts Award Discover with the House and the Mouse activity book, it will show you how easy it is to incorporate Arts Award into existing projects The Bridge organisations are actively encouraging libraries to engage with Arts Award and may be able to help you to do so Arts Award Discover & Summer Reading Challenge 2013
Delivering Arts Award You will need to have a member of staff or a volunteer with experience of working with children trained as an Arts Award Discover and Explore adviser Register your library service as an Arts Award centre. This is free and advisers can work across your library sites You can work in collaboration with an existing Arts Award centre* to deliver Arts Award * Find local centres on the map at
If youre not ready to run Arts Award at your library you can register as an Arts Award Supporter. This is free and gives you the opportunity to promote activities you offer that children and young people can use towards their Arts Award. As a Supporter your library might offer: workshops arts, literary and cultural events which they can review opportunities to find out about artists and cultural opportunities a chance to share skills, lead arts projects or show their work at the library Find out more and register at Arts Award Supporter
Support Trinity College manages Arts Award on behalf of the Arts Council England. The Arts Award website tells you about the different levels, how to deliver it, what children and young people get out of it, and provides resources and case studies – The Arts Award Guide has information and costs The Arts Council funded Bridge organisations are actively engaging with the library sector to encourage more library services to train staff as advisers and deliver Arts Award.
Bridge Organisations A goal of Arts Council Englands mission, achieving great art for everyone, is to make sure that every child and young person has the opportunity to experience the richness of the arts and culture. To help achieve this, ACE has funded a network of 10 Bridge organisations. They use their experience and expertise to connect children and young people, schools, communities, libraries and museums with art and culture.
What Bridges can to do support your library Each regional Bridge organisation has an officer with responsibilities for engaging with libraries Many offer training advice on Arts Award and may be able to help library staff/volunteers access Arts Award Adviser training The Bridges have excellent information on the arts and cultural offers and organsations within their region They offer an excellent opportunity for library services to engage with other arts and cultural organisations For more information contact your regional Bridge
The Bridge organisations East of England:Norfolk and Norwich Festivalhttp://bit.ly/ZyhE0Bhttp://bit.ly/ZyhE0B Royal Opera Househttp://bit.ly/11bZYDehttp://bit.ly/11bZYDe East Midlands:The Mighty Creativeshttp://bit.ly/19t3u2Chttp://bit.ly/19t3u2C
The Bridge organisations London: A New Directionhttp://bit.ly/10EpHrohttp://bit.ly/10EpHro North East: The Sage Gatesheadhttp://bit.ly/1431Wu0http://bit.ly/1431Wu0 North West: Curious Mindshttp://bit.ly/ZykC5hhttp://bit.ly/ZykC5h
The Bridge organisations South East: Artsworkhttp://bit.ly/16vU9IGhttp://bit.ly/16vU9IG South West: RIOhttp://bit.ly/16vUkUphttp://bit.ly/16vUkUp West Midlands: Arts Connecthttp://bit.ly/1aIjjR4http://bit.ly/1aIjjR4 Yorkshire: Cape UKhttp://bit.ly/14eycXxhttp://bit.ly/14eycXx
Bridge library leads: East of England:Norfolk and Norwich Festival - Joff Whitten - Royal Opera House – Kelly Lean - East Midlands:The Mighty Creatives – Mary Mills - London: A New Direction – John Mahon - North East: The Sage Gateshead – Dawn Williams - North West: Curious Minds – Caz Brader - South East:Artswork – Ruth Taylor - South West: RIO – Tamzyn Smith - West Midlands:Arts Connect – Susan Goodwin - Yorkshire: Cape UK - Jael Edwards -