Artsmark – Find Out More!

Interested in Artsmark, but want to find out a bit more before taking the plunge? Pop along to one of our free, informal sessions.

Is Anybody Listening?

Just before Christmas it seemed there was positivity in the air for arts in education. And yet it seems the January gloom has darkened expectations again, with a number of recent reports once more highlighting the perilous state of the arts in schools.

Young Roche Artists

Do you know a young person who is a keen artist? Would they like to develop their understanding of art concepts and practical making skills? Are they between the ages of 13 and 18? Then Young Roche Artists is for them!

National Orchestra For All

The National Orchestra For All is a unique, mixed ability orchestra made up of 100 musicians aged 11-18 from across all four countries of the UK.

How Did We Get Here?: The Dangers of Sidelining Creative Education

It seems we have drifted into a world where ongoing funding for all schools and colleges has been replaced by initiatives, projects and schemes that make great announcements but do little to deal with real issues.

The National Theatre’s Drama Teacher Conference

The National Theatre’s Drama Teacher Conference is 2 days of inspiring professional development, exploring theatre practice through workshops, discussions and masterclass with a variety of fantastic theatre-makers. The weekend is taking place 21 – 22 February 2019.

RIO supports organisations all across the South West to deliver excellent cultural education for children and young people.

RIO are leaders in Cultural Education. As the Arts Council Bridge Organisation for the South West of England we work with schools, youth settings and cultural organisations to connect young people with great art and culture.

Our comprehensive suite of support is offered at three levels – information and advice, training and CPD, and in depth consultancy – all subsidised by Arts Council England.

As Bridge Organisation we can provide specialist support to organisations around the Arts Award and Artsmark, to help embed the Arts Council’s Quality Principles and to develop Cultural Education Plans.

We also help deliver the Arts Council’s Cultural Education Challenge through supporting the development of Cultural Education Partnerships in the areas where we work.

Explore this site for more on our Bridge offer and contact us to talk about how we can support you in delivering excellent cultural education for young people in the region.

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RIO’s Bridge Bulletin is a quarterly update on everything we’re doing to support education, arts and cultural organisations as well as young people in the South West.

If you’ve got a story to share with the sector or want to suggest features for the next Bridge Bulletin get in touch so we can share your success.

Artsmark

Artsmark can help unlock the potential of children and young people, help to develop character and talent, and increase their knowledge and understanding. That’s why Artsmark was created: to bring this ambition to life in every classroom.

Arts Award

Arts Award inspires young people to grow their arts and leadership talents: it’s creative, valuable and accessible.

News & Ideas

From arts, culture and education sector stories to case studies of innovative practice, plus blogs from our Cultural Education team, you’ll find the latest news and views from the world of culture and education right here.

 

Support & Development

Our in-depth programmes of support offer expert consultancy support across a range of areas including cultural education innovation, impact and sustainability to innovation around Arts Award and Artsmark.