News

01 May 2019

Passionate about changing children and young people’s lives through the arts?

Northumberland
Northumberland LCEP is seeking a Chair and new members who have education expertise and a real passion for improving access to the arts for Northumberland's children and young people.

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24 April 2019

Imagine if… 2019: Save the date and call for session proposals

Imagine If
Conference: Wednesday 13 November 2019, Great North Museum, Newcastle

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11 April 2019

BLOG: Fantastical Creatives and Where to Find Them

Eileen Atkins
By Eileen Atkins, CBNE Area Manager

At Culture Bridge North East we are very privileged that we get to meet and support so many amazing cultural organisations of all sizes...

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02 April 2019

The Social and Cultural Value of Participatory Arts for Young People.

Florrie Darling
Florrie Darling is a PhD researcher from the School of Geography, Politics and Sociology at Newcastle University and shares her research on the social and cultural value of participatory arts for young people.

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14 March 2019

Blog: Our Artsmark Journey

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By Lisa Hall, Arts and Culture Leader, Cragside Primary

Artsmark has reaffirmed our commitment to a creative ethos and has encouraged all levels of the school to see the arts as a vital element of our school development plan.

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11 March 2019

BLOG:  Duchess’s Community High School students share their creative learning experiences

Duchess Community High School
We spoke to Ruth Brown, Head of Art & The Creative Arts Faculty and three of the young people at Duchess’s Community High School...

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04 March 2019

Blog: Why I decided to become a Creative Apprentice - By Ellen Johnson

Ellen Johnson
Recently, I was asked the question ‘Why did you decide to do an apprenticeship?’ Seeing as it’s National Apprentice Week, I’ve been thinking about this question a lot...

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13 February 2019

BLOG: How is BALTIC, Centre for Contemporary Art supporting secondary schools to achieve Arts Award success?

BALTIC
We met with Rachael Rickwood, Assistant Producer (Children and Young People) at BALTIC to discuss how the gallery is working with secondary schools in the North East to achieve Arts Award Gold.

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29 January 2019

BLOG: #Secondariescreate - How Priory Woods allows secondary school students to embrace their creativity.

Priory Woods music class
Priory Woods is a community special school situated in Middlesbrough. The school works hard to provide its pupils with inclusive education for students who have severe learning difficulties and those with profound and multiple needs aged 4-19.

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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

BLOG: 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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26 November 2018

Local MP enjoys cultural tour of two Artsmark schools in Stockton

Alex Cunningham MP with Wolviston Primary staff and pupils
Alex Cunningham MP for Stockton North, recently met with staff and pupils from Wolviston Primary School and Northfield School and Sports College to hear about their Artsmark journeys and to see first-hand the impact and value of cultural learning in both schools.

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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

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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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