19 April 2021

A students perspective - The highs and lows of learning in lockdown

Artwork by sixth form student
As part of our Compendium series of interviews, we speak to two students from Queen Elizabeth High School in Hexham.

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15 April 2021

Early Years Foundation Stage Consultant opportunity

Creative Classrooms
CBNE is seeking to appoint an organisation or consultant(s) to work with us from October 2021 until February 2022 on our Creative Classrooms CPD programme for teachers. We welcome applications from cultural organisations or practitioners developing early years work, and early years leaders or consultants working in or directly with schools.

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14 April 2021

We're looking for Art and Design Specialists

CreatED online training
CreatED is a creative subject specialist training series within the Creative Classrooms online CPD programme. Having successfully developed music and dance sessions we are now looking to focus on art and design for our next mini-series.

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01 February 2021

Blog: Arts Award Discover at Home

By Tracy Linsley, Tees Valley Museums

Tees Valley Museums developed an Arts Award Discover at Home digital resource in May 2020. This consisted of adjusting a current booklet so that it was suitable for families, developing an accompanying crib sheet, resources to link to their collection and instruction videos, which were made accessible through their website.

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01 February 2021

Blog: delivering Gold Arts Award during lockdown

By Hannah Scully, Teacher of Visual Arts, Durham Sixth Form Centre

At DSFC we are fortunate to have a variety of cultural partners that we regularly work with and the students have all sorts of creative opportunities available in the North East. This work is an integral part of our Arts Award delivery and many students get involved in extra activities, so it is an added bonus for them to be able to gain an extra qualification. Arts Award also pushes students to experience opportunities that they may not have had the chance to experience otherwise.

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01 February 2021

Blog: An Arts Award journey with MIMA

By Bella Smith, Assistant Learning Curator, Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, MIMA

MIMA puts art into action and connects art, people and ideas. Part of Teesside University, MIMA is an international art gallery and museum with close relationships with local communities. We commission, collect and re-think modern and contemporary art. We work with artists and communities on projects that raise debate, open discussion and generate new possibilities.

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26 January 2021

Keeping North East families connected with culture in a crisis

By Sallyanne Flemons, Project Manager, Family Explorers North East

Bearing the subtitle ‘Day out reviews and recommendations’ one might expect a crisis closing all our cultural venues to signal the demise of the Family Explorers North East Facebook Group. But a new partnership with Culture Bridge North East (CBNE) helped the project to stay relevant, useful and connected with the rich content our region’s cultural organisation excel at providing.

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08 December 2020

Creative arts has positive impact on health & wellbeing of school

Newminster School
By Charlotte Jones, Curriculum Leader of the Creative Arts at Newminster Middle School, Morpeth

​"As we approached September 2020 it became clear that, as a school, we needed to put the health and wellbeing of our community at the heart of all of our activities this term, in order to support our students and staff through this pandemic. As a platinum Artsmark school the creative arts seemed the perfect outlet to provide these opportunities."...

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23 November 2020

Blog: How schools are continuing to work with arts partners safely

artist in residence
By John Quinn, Artist in Residence

...I’d been so busy adjusting to the new normal, I hadn’t thought what I’d do if a school wanted an artist to actually come into school...

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19 November 2020

Call out for Drama, Art & Design and Music Specialists

CreatED logo
Call out for drama, art and design and music specialists from both primary schools and the cultural sector.

CBNE is launching CreatED. A brand new training series within the Creative Classrooms online CPD programme.

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18 November 2020

Culture Bridge North East appoints interim programme manager (maternity cover)

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Clare Elliott as interim programme manager, to cover Mel Burgess’ maternity leave. Clare joins the team this month and will lead the Culture Bridge North East team until Mel returns to work next summer.

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13 November 2020

BLOG: Why now is the right time to embark on our Artsmark journey

Grange Park Primary
By Jessica Ditch, Grange Park Primary

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12 November 2020

BLOG: How Artsmark inspired our school to continually develop how we teach the arts

By Hannah Oxnard, Art and Music Lead, Burnopfield Primary School

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11 November 2020

BLOG: Creativity at our Heart

Kingston Park Primary
By Ashley McCluskey, Kingston Park Primary School

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10 November 2020

Skeleton School @ DCHS

By Jennie Hynes, The Duchess’s Community High School

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09 November 2020

BLOG: Artsmark has reaffirmed our children’s love of the Arts

Simonside Primary School
By Jenny Mason, Simonside Primary School, Newcastle

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05 November 2020

Creative Coordinator for Hadrian’s Wall 1900th Anniversary Festival 2022

2022 is a hugely important year for Hadrian’s Wall World Heritage Site as it marks the 1900th anniversary of the commencement of its construction.

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21 October 2020

Bridge Youth Voice Initiative - Call To Tender

Youth Voice flyer
The Bridge England Network is looking for an experienced individual or organisation to project manage and produce a short online digital magazine series that highlights elements of best practice around 'youth voice' in the context of creative and cultural learning.

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