16 December 2019

Blog: A day to imagine and implement change for the wellbeing of young people

Imagine If 2019
Imagine If 2019, by Megan Savage, This is Creative Enterprise (TICE)

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12 December 2019

Sacred Heart Catholic High School celebrates second platinum Artsmark award

Sacred Heart Catholic High School in Newcastle has been awarded the prestigious platinum Artsmark award by Arts Council England for the second time.

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18 November 2019

Putting children at the heart of the creative process

Cragside primay school
Lisa Hall from Cragside Primary School talks us through her journey with The Tempest – a project that has put her year 6 pupils at the heart of the creative process.

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18 November 2019

A Call for Cultural Organisations and Individual Artists

Newcastle Cultural Education Partnership (NCEP) are seeking cultural organisations and
artists for an innovative school partnership programme...

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11 October 2019

Blog: Double Platinum

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

Our two middle schools received some excellent news at the start of this year’s autumn term. After being awarded Platinum Artsmark in October 2017 we heard that we had again achieved Platinum in both schools...

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10 October 2019

BLOG: Working in partnership

launch of photography exhibition - Blyth Community Hospital
By Rosanna Blakesley-Jones, Assistant Vice Principal, Bede Academy

Partnership has been the key component in our Artsmark journey...

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09 October 2019

Blog: Creating without boundaries

St Michael’s CE Primary School
By Sharan Carr, St Michael’s CE Primary School, Alnwick

When we started our Artsmark journey our aims were to gain a greater knowledge and understanding of what it means to progress in creativity and how to measure it using a range of strategies including self and peer assessment.

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07 October 2019

Blog: Student voice: Student choice

Kenton School & Helix Arts
By Cheryl Gavin, Helix Arts

Helix Arts became an Artsmark Partner earlier this year, so we jumped on the opportunity to work with Kenton School as part of the EQiPP programme...

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16 September 2019

Blog: Growing up poor

Charlotte Dack
By Charlotte Dack, CBNE Area Manager

It’s a truth now universally acknowledged that those who could benefit the most from a creative education are the least likely to have access to it...

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09 September 2019

Help shape our regional programme connecting children and young people to arts and culture

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Culture Bridge North East (CBNE) is seeking new Advisory Board members. The Advisory Board provides support, challenge and scrutiny to the CBNE programme, makes decisions about our investments and champions our work.

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01 July 2019

BLOG: Third Artsmark Award for West Rainton Primary

Jennie McVicar
West Rainton Primary recently received their Artsmark Gold award. This is their third award! Art Coordinator, Jennie McVicar, has written an excellent blog to tell us a little more about their journey...

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25 June 2019

Artsmark Celebration at BALTIC

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Thank you to everyone who attended our special Artsmark celebration event on 24 June at BALTIC.

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20 June 2019

Connecting teachers of the arts to share ideas and best practice

Culture Bridge North East (CBNE) launched Secondaries Create in September 2018. It is a digital initiative focusing on creative education in secondary schools, engaging with and informing teachers of the opportunities available to them including support networks, funding opportunities and training sessions.

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06 June 2019

The Reading Agency - Summer Reading Challenge evaluation

Summer Reading Challenge
Does your school take part in the Summer Reading Challenge? Opportunity to take part in national research and understand what impact the challenge has on your pupils' literacy.

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01 May 2019

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

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

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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