News

13 September 2017

Guest blog: Arts, culture and school improvement, by Jeanne Hale

Jeanne Hale
Jeanne Hale is a consultant to the education and cultural sectors, and a school governor. In this blog post, which has also been featured in Newcastle City Council's most recent GoverNews publication, she calls upon fellow school governors to actively join the debate about the place of arts and culture in education.

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13 September 2017

Blog: Freedom for fuzziness, by Elvie Thompson

Elvie Thompson
Notes from the Durham University/Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development conference on creativity in education and culture, by Elvie Thompson, CBNE Programme Manager

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07 September 2017

Blog: Focus on Arts Award - My experience, by Erin Moffat

Erin as Belle in her production of Beauty and the Beast
Hi! I'm Erin, I'm 17 and I’m a member of the Customs House Youth Theatre, currently working on my Gold Arts Award. I first heard about the Arts Award programme when I was performing in a show called Sisters Grimm. I didn’t know much about the options, so with some advice from my adviser I started out completing an Explore Arts Award.

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21 August 2017

Blog: Your Arts Award questions - answered and animated

The production team
Throughout the Arts Award support programme, a few questions have cropped up more than once. We’re keen to share these, and our responses with you. So Elizabeth Kane, Learning Officer at The Customs House, will now share the story of how our Animated Experts project aimed to do just that.

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29 July 2017

Blog: Arts Award and family learning - Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums

TWAM AA
A guest blog by Clare Smith of Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums about integrating Arts Award into the organisation's family offer.

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20 July 2017

Five North East schools celebrate Artsmark success

Richardson Dees First School
Pupils at five North East schools are celebrating this week as they received prestigious Artsmarks, recognising the schools’ commitment to the arts, culture and creativity.

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04 July 2017

Blog: Arts Award - Building positive learning relationships at Hebburn Comprehensive School

Hebburn Comprehensive School
A guest blog by Siobhan Woodcock, Support and Inclusion Manager at Hebburn Comprehensive in South Tyneside.

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04 July 2017

Blog: Arts Award and Artsmark: One big journey at The Duchess’s Community High School

The Duchess’s Community High School
A guest blog by Ruth Brown, Head of Creative Arts Faculty at The Duchess’s Community High School (DCHS) in Northumberland

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03 July 2017

New Cultural Leadership programme aims to promote creative learning in North East schools

Teachers and school leaders on the Cultural Leadership programme
24 North East school leaders and teachers are among the first in the region to complete a new programme at Newcastle University, designed to promote cultural and creative learning and to build a network of cultural leaders within schools in the region.

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30 June 2017

Blog: In the (upper?) hand of technology

Helen Green
Helen Green has been hunting out technology and thinking about the impact it is making – is it positive or negative?

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27 June 2017

Young people in Tees Valley get started in arts and culture

Young people who took part in Get Started
Young people in Tees Valley have learnt about developing apps thanks to £25,000 which was awarded to The Prince’s Trust from Culture Bridge North East

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13 June 2017

Got a question about Arts Award?

Arts Award FAQs
We are producing a resource, with The Customs House, to help address Arts Award frequently asked questions.

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05 June 2017

Blog: Unstrained Quality

Year 3 Quality Principles
Mark Robinson of Thinking Practice writes about his work with Culture Bridge North East on our EQiPP programme.

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25 May 2017

Introducing Ammar Mirza CBE

Ammar Mirza
Introducing Ammar Mirza CBE...

...has recently starting working with Culture Bridge North East to deliver our partnership investment challenge programme.

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25 May 2017

Blog: Not overlying, but underpinning

Mel Carter
By Melanie Carter – Area Manager for North Tyneside and Northumberland

It’s been a while now since I last blogged about Arts Council’s Quality Principles...

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17 May 2017

Blog - Focus on Arts Award: Making the most of Arts Award

pupils at Boldon School
Blog by Elizabeth Kane, learning officer at The Customs House

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15 May 2017

The Dales School celebrates Platinum Artsmark status

The Dales School, Blyth
The Dales School in Blyth, a specialist school for children with a range of special educational needs, has been awarded the prestigious Platinum Artsmark Award.

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12 May 2017

Arts Award success for children and families across the North East

Juice Festival Arts Award
394 children and families from across the region all achieved their Discover Arts Award at last year’s Juice Festival events.

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