17 January 2019

BLOG: Leaders of the future: authenticity and battling the impostor

Mel Carter
By Mel Carter, CBNE Area Manager

Mel talks about her experience of being part of the 2018/19 cohort for the Extend Leadership Programme, which is a professional development programme for those working in learning and education roles across all art forms.

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21 December 2018

Why are Artsmark & Arts Award important at a secondary school level?

Often one of the biggest challenges apart from securing funding is being able to understand the real benefits of investing in Artsmark or Arts Award and in this blog we explain the main differences between these two independent arts-based schemes.

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14 November 2018

Blog: Imagine If…2018

Imagine If 2018
A day that not only imagines but catalyses change in the cultural and education sectors.
By Megan Savage, from This is Creative Enterprise (TICE)

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05 November 2018

CBNE announces new Advisory Board Chair and Vice Chair

Catherine Hearne and Gemma Dyer
Culture Bridge North East has appointed Catherine Hearne, as its Advisory Board Chair and Gemma Dyer, as Vice Chair.

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12 October 2018

Blog: Our Continuing Journey

Chantry & Newminster Middle Schools
By Charlotte Jones, Curriculum Leader for the Creative Arts, Chantry and Newminster Middle Schools, Morpeth

Chantry and Newminster Middle Schools were awarded Platinum Artsmark in October 2017.

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12 October 2018

Being an Artsmark Partner: It’s all about art!

By Joy Youngman, Assistant Learning Officer, Laing Art Gallery & Shipley Art Gallery

Laing and Shipley Art Galleries have been Artsmark Partners since February 2018. As an organisation we’re obviously huge advocates for the arts in education, and being an Artsmark Partner gives us the opportunity to really support schools and teachers to promote the arts and ensure that it becomes (and stays!) integral within their educational setting.

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11 October 2018

Keeping the arts in focus with Artsmark and Arts Award

The Dales School
By Tracey Hutchinson, The Dales School, Blyth

At The Dales School, we work with primary age children with a range of individual educational challenges.

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10 October 2018

Blog: Artsmark Partnerships – ‘Playing out Together’

Helen Green
By Helen Green, Children and Young Peoples Lead, Live Theatre

This concept of ‘playing out’ resonates with a piece of work Live Theatre, Baltic, and Sage Gateshead are currently developing together. This happened almost accidentally. All three organsations have recently become Artsmark Partners and in parallel all three organisations were involved in the Great Exhibition of the North.

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10 October 2018

Blog: Artsmark for Sixth Form Colleges

Artsmark Celebration Week
By Joanna Bailey, Chief Executive Officer, Tees Valley Collaborative Trust

When we received an invitation to participate in a pilot scheme including sixth form colleges in the Artsmark family I knew straight away that I wanted our college to participate...

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09 October 2018

Blog: Next steps for our Artsmark journey

AM join the conversation
By Tracey Round, Foundation Stage Manager, Burradon Community Primary School

Burradon Community Primary School is currently reapplying for Artsmark. As a community school within a small pit village we have a wealth of heritage that defines who we are and we have had the opportunity to explore this in a range of different art forms across the years.

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08 October 2018

Blog: Our experience of Artsmark

Artsmark Celebration Week
by Michelle Makepeace, Swansfield Park Primary School

Our experience of Artsmark has taken us on a pro-active, but at the same time, extremely reflective journey.

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17 September 2018

BLOG: Being a Creative Apprentice at Culture Bridge North East

Melissa Gillespie
By Melissa Gillespie

I feel very lucky to have been Creative Apprentice for Culture Bridge North East (CBNE) for the past two years. Since 2016 I’ve gone from a painfully shy newcomer to a professional about to take the next step in her career in the cultural sector. Now that my time at this amazing organisation is almost at an end, I thought I’d share some of my experience with you....

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03 September 2018

Start creating opportunities in the North East

C&TA logo
Children & the Arts and Culture Bridge North East are delighted that Théâtre Sans Frontières in partnership with Queen's Hall Arts Centre and Woodhorn Charitable Trust have joined Children & the Arts’ UK wide Start programme.

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19 July 2018

Celebration as 57 North East schools showcase their creative talents with national Artsmark Awards!

Duchess High School
We’re thrilled to announce that we have hit a milestone as 50 + North East schools are nurturing budding creatives with the help of Culture Bridge North East and The Forge.

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10 July 2018

Blog: Arts Award Support by Jane Gray

Jane Gray, arts project manager, specialising in participatory programmes
Jane Gray is a highly experienced arts project manager, specialising in participatory programmes for children & young people across artforms. She has been an Arts Award Trainer for ten years; a Moderator since 2014, and currently leads on Arts Award Support in the North East in partnership with The Customs House and Culture Bridge North East.

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18 June 2018

Opportunity for freelance communications professional

Culture Bridge North east logo
We are seeking to develop a communications campaign, targeting secondary schools, not already engaged with CBNE.

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18 June 2018

Organisations team up to engage Children in Care in artistic and cultural activities

Children in Care
Stockton Borough Council, Culture Bridge North East, Blue Cabin CIC, and ARC combine to involve Children in Care in artistic and cultural activities.

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11 June 2018

We're seeking to appoint an organisation or consultant...

Culture Bridge North east logo work with us to help explore barriers and solutions to cultural engagement in Middlesbrough, Redcar and Cleveland schools.

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24 May 2018

BLOG: Cultural Learning Evidence Champions are GO!

Evidence champions
The RSA is working with Arts Council Bridge Organisations to champion the role of evidence and evaluation in improving the quality and impact of arts and cultural education. Read more...

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