New arts apprenticeships open for young people in museums

25 April 2014

New funding for 50 places for unemployed young people 16-24

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New arts apprenticeships open for young people in museums

Museums and galleries in England are being encouraged to employ an apprentice following funding to create 50 new arts apprenticeship schemes. The London Apprenticeship Company, Apprentices for Business, and Westminster City Council have accessed £100,000 of the £15m Creative Employment Programme (CEP) fund to back the schemes. Read more

A new way of life

Natalie Wade from Small Green Shots shares some tips on how she has been creating great art and culture for young people for whom disengagement had become a way of life. Read more

Pressure mounts on councils to cut music education funding

The Department for Education is warning that there should be no money in local authority education budgets for extra-curricular music and arts. Read more

Why British theatre is no longer skipping schools

The RSC and the Royal Court are introducing schoolchildren to a different class of educational theatre – with plays that are at the heart of their programmes. Read more

Catalyst Teaching Training

A programme of inspiring arts based teacher training days throughout the UK for Key Stage 2. Book your place now

Designed elements taster workshops

A two-hour session for 16-21-year-olds interested in dance and landscape design. There are 15 places and the workshop will take place at Siobhan Davies Studios on the 10th June. Read more

Gigs 2014 – The Mayor’s big busking competition

Following the success of Gigs 2013 which achieved a whopping 1,800 entries and an audience of 1.5 million people, the hunt is on to find London's best young buskers again. Successful acts will go through to the main competition and get a chance to play at iconic London locations for three weeks from 19 July. Read more

Happy Birthday Artsbox!

Design a birthday card for Artsbox! The lucky winner will receive £100 worth of national Theatre Tokens, which can be used at over 240 theatre venues all over the UK. Enter here


A new online resource for playwrights who would like to know more about writing plays for children and young people. Read more

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