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The latest news and thinking from RIO – the Arts Council Bridge Organisation for the South West of England

Exciting CPD Opportunities for Music Educators with Trinity Laban

Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance are offering two exciting opportunities that may be of interest to music educators. The Teaching Musician The Teaching Musician is a postgraduate programme, developed to support and recognise the skills of...

Artsmark Opportunities at the Holburne Museum

The Holburne Museum in Bath has recently become an Artsmark Partner and are really looking forward to working with schools to support their Artsmark journey. The Holburne was founded in 1882 with the gift of Sir William Holburne’s collection of 16th and...

Start your Artsmark Journey Today

Make the most of the arts in your school with 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.

Jazz South Audit for Music and Music Education

Are you working in jazz in the south of England? Jazz South at Turner Sims want information to contribute to an important and unique online survey, as the first essential step in setting up the Jazz South jazz development project. To access the survey...

New Term of Porthmeor Young Artists

Are you 13-18 and want to make art? Work with a range of professional artists and mediums while taking inspiration from the beach and local landscape.  Learn how to draw a clothed model and experiment with your new skills in our fully equipped and...

Lean and Mean or Big and Round With a Cherry on Top?

RIO Consultant and former headteacher, Gary Futcher, explores the current debate about our expectations for education in schools. When the National Centre for Social Research (NatCen) asked the public ‘what makes a good school?’ in March 2017 they found a...

Become a New Talent Fellow in Immersion

Interested in ideas, experiences and technologies to do with immersion, but just starting out or changing your career? Apply to take part in a ten-month, flexible programme with a £15,000 bursary for New Talent to develop ideas and leadership roles in the...

Creativity vs. the Robots

For some, 21st century technical advances are the great leap forwards, bringing the undoubted benefits of reliability, availability and increased productivity. For others, there is a concern: in the automated, robotic future; what happens to the humans?...

Wheal Martyn Offers Summer Volunteering Opportunities in St Austell

Wheal Martyn, home to the UK’s only china clay mining museum, are looking to get more young people involved in their activities and projects this summer. With a soon-to-be created exhibition and activity space, there will lots of fantastic new volunteering...

Bristol in the running for Channel 4 Creative Hub

Bristol has been named as one of three cities in the running for a Channel 4 creative hub. The city was on the initial shortlist revealed in May. Since then, the second stage of the pitch process has taken place which involved teams from Channel 4,...

Cultural Services Apprenticeship

An exciting and varied apprenticeship opportunity has become available in the Cultural Services team, supporting the delivery and promotion of the Bradley Stoke Library service.

WHY? Festival

Can you help Dorset's WHY? Festival? B-side in Dorset are currently running a project called ‘WHY? Festival’ - it’s a festival based all around the UN Conventions on the Rights of the Child. The festival is produced and programmed by a group of five 17 -...

Young Cultural Journeys: Full Report

A major piece of research by West Midlands Bridge organisation, Arts Connect, focussing on young people’s take on culture and cultural education.

Create and Dance with the Royal Opera House

The Royal Opera House's Create and Dance is a free online programme that provides: A creative learning resource, created with teachers, for primary schools across England. Classroom-based and digital activities, with strong curriculum links, to give...

Invitation to Tender – Creative Design & Build Lead, Encounters

Encounters is seeking an exceptional individual or team to lead on the design and build of Chrysalis, a visionary project funded by Arts Council England to create an environmentally sustainable mobile, community, arts and learning space in collaboration...

OPEN CALL FOR D/dEAF and DISABLED ARTISTS FOR SPLASH!

Are you a D/deaf or disabled artist who would like to develop their creative practice? Are you interested in forming a new East Midlands ensemble of D/deaf, disabled artists and non-disabled artists? Would you like to be part of a collaboration...

National Writing Day

National Writing Day is an annual celebration of writing designed to inspire people across the UK to get writing. Theirr message is simple: everyone has a story to tell and sharing it can be a source of pleasure and power. On 27th June 2018, National...

Durham Commission on Creativity and Education

The Durham Commission on Creativity and Education is a collaboration between Arts Council England and Durham University that aims to identify ways in which creativity, and specifically creative thinking, can play a larger part in the lives of young people...

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Privacy and data protection We're committed to your privacy, and we've recently updated our privacy policy.?This website sits in RIO’s family of brands and activities and as such is subject to RIO’s Privacy Policy. You can read the full Privacy...

#ReclaimTheFrame

Plymouth Arts Centre are launching a nationwide initiative to support women in film. Launching 'Reclaim The Frame' they hope to encourage more women to become filmmakers, and for a more meaningful female narrative in modern film....

Brick Built: A LEGO® Models Exhibition

Brick Built: A LEGO® Models Exhibition 25th May - 8th Sept 18 This exhibition has been specially created for Torquay Museum by LEGO® artist Warren Elsmore. Enjoy a celebration of the world’s architecture from three great cities, New York, Paris...

Health and Wellbeing Enabling Fund & Application Form

You can now apply for the Liskeard enabling fund for Health and wellbeing via online applications. There are two different routes in which you can apply, and the max pot available is £500. Health and Wellbeing plays an important part in our...

Action Learning Taster Session

Action learning is an inspiring approach to professional development that offers a small group of peers a structured and reflective way to explore the issues they face. You can read more here. It can support you in your professional development by: Helping you to step...

Inspiring the Future of Theatre

Inspiring the future are passionate about introducing young people to the range of different jobs available to them, in as many industries as possible. Which is why they are pleased to announce our nationwide Inspiring the Future Theatre...

A Chance to Join a Brand New Matthew Bourne Production

New Adventures is looking for the best and brightest young talent from across the UK to apply for a chance to be part of a brand-new Matthew Bourne production. Following the success of Lord of the Flies, in which the cast was made up of professional dancers and young...

Devon Music Education Hub – GDPR Briefing

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force on 25 May 2018. This is the most significant update of data protection laws in some time and has led to much confusion and misinformation in many organisations. We’ve asked GDPR expert Amber Bradley to...

RIO are Recruiting – Consultant (Arts and Culture)

We at RIO are now recruiting for a Consultant (Arts and Culture) to join our team and work as part of the Bridge programme. If you've been reading the sorts of news and content posted on this website and think that being involved sounds like the perfect career for...

Cutting-edge creative media centre planned for Plymouth

Plans to turn Devonport Market Hall in Plymouth into a cutting edge creative media centre have progressed significantly following an award of £1 million in the Chancellor's Autumn Statement. The £5 million Market Hall scheme, which will have a specific focus on...

Current Vacancy At The Royal Opera House

£50,000 per annum, full-time (40 hours per week) permanent contract. Ballet and Opera capture the deepest human emotions. The Royal Opera House wants to share these life-changing art forms and their power to thrill, move and excite, with as many people as we can....

Emma Rice’s School for Wise Children

Module 1: MAKING MUSIC FOR ENSEMBLE THEATRE Sat 16 and Sun 17, Sat 23 and Sun 24, Thursday 28 and Friday 29 June 2018, 11am – 6pm each day, at Arnolfini, 16 Narrow Quay, Bristol BS1 4QA. Places cost £500, or are available free to applicants in receipt of benefits....

Freelance Creative Catalyst Opportunity In Matson, Gloucester

Do you think culture and creativity is essential for individuals and communities to thrive and flourish, not just a ‘nice-to-have'? If so, this may be an opportunity for you. Create Gloucestershire is looking for a part-time freelance Creative Catalyst who can help...

Freelance Creative Catalyst opportunity in Matson, Gloucester

Do you think culture and creativity is essential for individuals and communities to thrive and flourish, not just a ‘nice-to-have'? If so, this may be an opportunity for you. Create Gloucestershire is looking for a part-time freelance Creative Catalyst who can help...

Totnes School of Dance to Take 41 Young People to Dance World Cup

Forty-one talented children from Totnes School of Dance, between the ages of nine and twenty, have been chosen to represent Team England at the World Cup Dance Finals in Barcelona this coming June. They are the only children in the whole of the South West to be...

CYM Taunton’s Creative Music Production Course is Expanding

Centre for Young Musicians Taunton (CYMT) has just celebrated its 4th birthday and the Centre is delighted to be expanding its music production course on Saturdays at the Centre's base at Richard Huish College in Taunton. The creative music production course, teaching...

Sustainability and Resilience Masterclass

Economic and political uncertainty, environmental and societal pressures mean there’s never been a better time to put sustainability at the heart of your business. Gill Pipkin, of Gill Pipkin Sustainability and Resilience Consulting, will introduce you to some...

Webinars For Arts And Cultural Organisations

Are you looking to increase participation in your arts education programmes, deliver Arts Award in partnership with schools or embed the award into existing programmes? Trinity College London is offering two free one-hour webinars for arts and cultural organisations...

Exciting job opportunity – Creative Catalyst – Art of Libraries

Following on from the success of Art of Libraries in six early adopter libraries in Gloucestershire, Create Gloucestershire are now looking for a new person to take over the role of Creative Catalyst at Dursley Library from March – December 2018. They are looking for...

Help! I Can’t Teach Dance

Plymouth Dance; the City of Plymouth’s dance development agency, in consultation with primary school dance specialists, has devised a programme to support the teaching of Dance in Primary Schools as part of the Physical Education Curriculum but also as a tool to...

Artsmark Partnership Programme: The Launch

Bridge Organisations across the country have recently begun galvanising arts and culture organisations to become Artsmark Partners. The Artsmark Partnership Programme will launch to education settings nationally later in the spring. The Programme is designed to enable...

Torbay Culture Is Looking For New Board Members

Torbay Culture believes that culture matters. We’ve secured more than £2m of external funding to help us make it so. If you are just as passionate about arts and heritage in Torbay and want to increase its impact on people’s lives, why not join our Board? We’re...