Cultural Learning Alliance – The Cultural Learning Alliance (CLA) is a collective voice working to ensure that all children and young people have meaningful access to culture. The website contains links to research that provides the link between cultural engagement and the attainment and aspirations of young people.
Arts Award – A qualification for young people, Arts Award inspires young people to grow their arts and leadership talents: it’s creative, valuable and accessible.
Arts Award can be achieved at five levels, four accredited qualifications and an introductory award. If you would like to run Arts Award in your setting, use the Arts Award Centre Map.
Arts Award Supporters are also available to help you – these are organisations that understand Arts Award and can offer activities to help your learners achieve the qualification. An Arts Award Supporter Map is available on the Arts Award site here.
Alternatively you can use The Culture Challenge directory to find Arts Award Supporters or Advisers. Simply choose your theme, add your postcode, and then refine your search for Arts Award Supporters or Advisors on the next page.
Artsmark – Artsmark is Arts Council England’s flagship programme to enable schools and other organisations to evaluate, strengthen and celebrate their arts and cultural provision.
Culture 24 – Culture 24 Latest news, exhibition reviews, links, museum and gallery event listings and education resources from thousands of UK museums, art galleries, heritage sites, archives and libraries, all in one place.
Kids in Museums – Kids in Museums work with museums to make them more welcoming of families, teenagers and children. They invite cultural organisations to sign up to their manifesto to encourage young people (indeed ALL people) to visit and enjoy museums. We’d signed up, naturally. See who else has by visiting their website.
BBC 10 Pieces – BBC 10 Pieces Primary is for 7 to 11-year-olds. It aims to open up the world of classical music to children, and inspire them to develop their own creative responses to ten pieces of music through composition, dance or digital art.
Cultural Resources for Schools Website – Cultural Resources for Schools is a database of teaching resources for creative and cultural education. The materials collected come from some of the nation’s finest arts organisations, museums and education specialists. They are designed to generate creative new ideas and inspire teachers of subjects at Key Stage 1 – 5 across the national curriculum.
Royal Shakespeare Company – Royal Shakespeare Company offers the following opportunities for schools:
FREE SCHOOLS’ BROADCASTS – bring RSC performances directly into your classroom and join the UK’s biggest Shakespeare lessons.
TEACHER PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT – experience new ways to bring Shakespeare to life for your students with workshops in your school or courses in Stratford-upon-Avon.
INNOVATIVE ONLINE RESOURCES – explore our Teacher Packs, videos, image galleries and interactive learning resources for use in the classroom.
WORKSHOPS, CONFERENCES AND EVENTS – for young people from Key Stage 1 to undergraduate.
National Gallery Take One Picture – ‘Take One Picture‘ is the National Gallery’s countrywide scheme for primary schools. Each year the Gallery focuses on one painting from the collection to inspire cross-curricular work in primary classrooms. During a one-day ‘Continuing Professional Development’ course at the Gallery teachers are given a print of a painting. The challenge is then for schools to use the image imaginatively in the classroom, both as a stimulus for artwork, and for work in more unexpected curriculum areas. National Gallery Education then displays a selection of the work in the annual ‘Take One Picture’ exhibition at the National Gallery.