News and Ideas

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

Into Games Careers Fair

Free Into Games Careers Fair  Video Game Ambassadors are hosting a free online Games Careers Fair this Thursday 29th July from 10am-5:30pm. Join AAA industry names such as Creative Assembly, Avalanche Studios, Sumo Digital and Playground Games - who are there to...

Plymouth Cultural Education Partnership Opportunity

Plymouth Cultural Education Partnership are looking for a Forum Co-ordinator to join their team.   Based in Plymouth Fixed term - 12 months Fixed Fee - £5,000 (assumed 25 days at £200) Employed through Plymouth Culture on an employed or freelance basis   Overview The...

Arts Connect Launch New Course!

Are you a senior arts and culture professional? Are you looking to grow your cultural organisation? Then this Strategic Evaluation Skills for Cultural Leaders course could be for you! Arts Connect have launched a post-graduate level course in collaboration with the...

Theatre Royal Plymouth Recruitment!

Theatre Royal Plymouth have three opportunities available for those who are new to the industry.   Thanks to a recent award from the Weston Culture Fund, Theatre Royal are creating a new production of NHS THE MUSICAL by Nick Stimson and Jimmy Jewell for The Lyric...

Somerset Art Works Open Studios and Festival Events

There are many ways to get involved with Somerset Art Works Open Studios and Festival events. The Somerset Art Works Education Resources are designed to help schools and educators obtain maximum benefit from the events, offering opportunities for inspiring creativity...

Saffron: Artist Development Project

Applications are now open for this Artist Development Project from Saffron.  Saffron is a music tech initiative taking an intersectional approach to redressing the gender imbalance in the industry.   What is it? The Artist Development Project is a 6 month programme...

West Country Computing Hub Updates

Here are some exciting opportunities coming up in the summer from the West Country Computing Hub. Get creative with free, bespoke CPD support and free resources to share with your young learners from the MET Office and Code Club.   Free, Bespoke CPD for your School or...

Rediscover Summer Campaign

The DCMS and Arts Council England have launched their Rediscover Summer Campaign! Here are three ways you can get involved: 1. Get in touch… They're now gathering content to host online so they can share the amazing things happening over the summer. If you want your...

Light Up School Learning Artist Recruitment

Light Up School Learning Artist Recruitment Travelling Light is looking for artists for its new project: Light Up School Learning: An arts-based inquiry supported by Paul Hamlyn Foundation Teacher Development Fund. From Sept 2021-July 2023 they will be working closely...

Art UK Survey!

Art UK have a 10-minute survey about learning resources, with the chance to enter a prize draw for Art UK Shop vouchers. They want to create free resources for teachers across the UK – please make your views known! The survey is open to all teachers of any subject or...

The World Reimagined Learning Programme

The World Reimagined: a transformative experience for schools across the country. National art education project featuring globally-recognised artists launches its free Learning Programme to transform how we understand the Transatlantic Slave Trade and its impact on...

The World Reimagined Teacher Focus Group Invitation

Are you a Teacher working in a primary or secondary school in the UK? Are you interested in embedding anti-racist practice into your teaching methods? Would you like to be part of shaping a free teaching resource that will be part of a national conversation about...

Wanted: Learning Programme Manager

The World Reimagined are looking for a Learning Programme Manager  Freelance Contract: Jul 21 - Oct 22 £57k (for 16 months) Remote Working Deadline for applications: 9th July 2021 Can you help The World Reimagined create and deliver a transformative racial justice...

Moths to a Flame Project

Moths to a Flame Project  The Art and Energy Collective invite you to join their nationwide creative response to the Climate Emergency. They have teamed up with Plymouth Energy Community to create a mass participation art instillation! Help them make 20,000 moths and...

FREE Online Art Classes with St Ives School of Painting

Join St Ives School of Painting for their Porthmeor Art Collective Project! Young artists will be delivering workshops for young people aged 13-16 and they’ll explore modern art history, pop culture and the exciting contemporary art scene.   This free online pilot is...

ARTiculation Discovery Days

ARTiculation Discovery Days have been designed to develop and support students’ research and communication skills, and their understanding and engagement with art. These workshops are open to state-maintained schools, and are free of charge to attend but booking is...

Cornwall Circus and Performing Arts Camp

Cornwall Circus and Performing Arts Camp 2021 will take place on 18th-22nd and 26th-30th August at Chyan Farm, near Falmouth.   This performing arts festival will be full of exciting events such as a Big Top, Circus, Dance and Vocal Workshops, Top Tutors, Focused...

The Big Education Conversation is Live!

The Big Education Conversation is a national campaign to get people talking about what education should really be for and how it could change for the future. Everyone needs to have their say. Add your voice and get involved at bigeducationconversation.org and on...

The Crafts Council Launches Craft School- Yinka’s Challenge!

The Crafts Council is delighted to announce the launch of its new educational programme Craft School: Yinka's Challenge! Over the course of the next year they will be working with Primary and Secondary schools to pilot a new programme of craft learning in the...

Help Kids Rediscover Summer

Are you a cultural organisation planning activities for children and young people this summer and would like your activities amplified in a national campaign? The DCMS want to hear from you! To ensure children and young people can make the most of the summer holidays,...

Trinity Laban’s Learning and Participation Opportunities

Trinity Laban's Learning & Participation department are currently offering several unique professional development opportunities for musicians of any genre or ability.    The Teaching Musician is a postgraduate programme developed to support and recognise the...

Book Your Place for the Climate and Creativity Conference

“No one will protect what they don’t care about, and no one will care about what they have never experienced.” David Attenborough This year's Creativity Explores combined Arts Conference for primary schools takes place on 16th June 2021, 4pm-6.15pm via Zoom. It is...

Registration is Open for Art Builders!

Art Builders is an active campaign to make more art happen in primary and SEN schools. It is spearheaded by Animate Arts Company, a charitable organisation and passionate champions for arts-in-education.   Every June, they invite schools to join forces and programme...

Youth Folk Sampler Day

Are you a young musician aged 12-18 in Wiltshire or the surrounding area? Find out more about an amazing FREE online Youth Folk Sampler Day with the English Folk Dance and Song Society in this video. The sampler day will take place on the 5th of June. Book your FREE...

The Big Ask

The Big Ask The Children’s Commissioner, Rachel de Souza, is running the largest survey of children in England, known as The Big Ask. It’s important that we provide every child and young person an opportunity for their voice to be heard, and this is a fantastic...

Contributing Creatively To Summer Schools

Over the past year we’ve seen first-hand the positive impact arts and creativity have had on children and young people’s lives. In light of the Department for Education’s (DfE) Summer School programme we wanted to highlight ways in which that same positivity can play...

Pop Up Festival Presents…

Pop Up Festival Presents is a FREE live-streamed literature festival 14th-18th June for primary, secondary and special schools, celebrating some of the best writers and illustrators.   The summer showcase will feature over 20 workshops with a diverse group of...

Creative Education Micro-Commission

High View School, CECE and Take A Part have joined together to offer opportunity for an artist or collective of artists to deliver a Creative Education micro-commission that engages with a small group of KS1 pupils and responds to the themes of environment, patterns...

Calling All Teachers- Creativity Collaboratives is Live!

Calling all teachers! Is your school passionate about creativity? Are you looking to build networks with other schools? If so, then Arts Council England's new funding programme, Creativity Collaboratives, could be for you.   Creativity Collaboratives was a key...

PONY Announced as Latest Artsmark Partner!

PONY, based in Bath, are the latest organisation to be announced as an Artsmark Partner! They commission, curate and produce site responsive public art and wider creative collaborations to inspire engagement with cultural stories. They act as a bridge between the...

Nominate Your Music Teacher for the Services to Music Award for Brass!

Do you know an exceptional Music teacher worthy of an award? Brass Bands England are looking for nominations for the Brian W Hicks Memorial Shield for Services to Youth Banding. This category is, of course, all about supporting young people within the banding sector –...

Young People Saving The Planet

This week sees the launch of Climate Action: Race to Zero, an international collaboration to engage young people all over the world in climate action. Focussed on COP26 and beyond, this collaboration involves some 20 organisations from the UK, Europe, Asia and Africa...

The Crafts Council Survey for Teachers

The Crafts Council is preparing to launch a new educational programme. To better understand the needs of the teachers, and the digital platforms they are currently utilising in a blended classroom, they have put together this short survey. They would love to hear your...

New Arts Foundation set up by WeTransfer to Support Arts Education

WeTransfer, the B Corp company with a set of tools for the creative process, has announced the creation of WeTransfer’s Supporting Act Foundation to support emerging creative talent through arts education, grants, and an annual prize.   WeTransfer’s Supporting Act...

Starlight Virtual Art-Science Residency

Mayes Creative are delighted to announce that, following on from their sold-out virtual residency in November 2020, they are once again partnering with the Royal Astronomical Society to deliver a fascinating new virtual residency: Starlight. Join them for an...

Amazing Opportunities Brought to you by The Writers’ Block!

The Writers' Block have released their upcoming programme of opportunities and there's something for everyone!  Wanted! Young Journalists for G7 News Hub Are you aged 12-18 with an interest in the news? Would you enjoy learning how to sniff out a good story and being...

Two Commissions to work in Plymouth Schools with Take A Part

Take A Part are looking to comission two artists/collective of artists to deliver two school projects. Whitleigh Community Primary School, CECE and Take A Part have joined together to commission an artist or collective of artists to deliver a Creative Education...

Marketing and Admin Assistant Internship- Strike A Light

Are you interested in shows, festivals or events? Do you enjoy meeting new people? Would you like to work in marketing or the arts? Strike A Light are looking for an intern to work with and support their team to contribute to effective marketing and the smooth running...

How Can Creativity Power Communities in Gloucestershire?

How can creativity power communities in Gloucestershire?   Create Gloucestershire are hosting an event on Wednesday 28th April at 10am; this will be a time to connect with others and tease out what your next creative step could be - bold or tentative - on your...

Beyond Face Premier The Elephant in the Room

Beyond Face CIC is a performance company based in Plymouth whose mission is to raise the profile and visibility of Black, Asian and ethnically diverse artists, young people and communities. Tomorrow they are launching their latest film- The Elephant in the Room.  The...

Join us for After School Creativi-Tea!

Join us for a totally informal after school virtual tea-time network opportunity for teachers and those working in and with schools. A chance to pop in, chat, listen, share, make suggestions and pick up ideas to support creativity in the classroom. With the recent...

The Local Cultural Education Partnership Offer from Arts Award

Trinity College London is excited to be hosting a series of conversations with Cultural Education Partnerships across the country, and you’re invited to join them. They have consulted with, and listened to feedback from CEPs across the regions and these resulting...

Anarchy Arts Youth Project: Learn the Art of Events Management!

Anarchy Arts is a unique creative arts project offering young people open access to the arts, arts education and local artists. The project is designed to support 16 - 21 year olds residing in Bournemouth, Christchurch & Poole who are NEET or economically...

Daisi is Seeking New Young Trustees!

Daisi is an arts education charity. Working throughout Devon, Torbay (and beyond), they create and promote inspiring creative and cultural experiences which enable more children and young people to access and enjoy the transformative and inclusive power of the arts...

National Children’s Carnival Week

Celebrate National Children's Carnival Week- 12th-18th July 2021 Mahogany Carnival Arts is working with the UK Centre for Carnival Arts to realise the dream of having all children in the UK celebrate carnival together in their schools. Carnival artists are putting...

Crafts Council: Free CPD for Teachers of Art, Craft and Design!

Are you a teacher of Art, Craft or Design?  Join the Crafts Council and craft makers Fleur Winter, Sarah Drew, Jenny Ayrton and Angie Parker on Wednesday 28th April from 3.30-5.30pm for a hands-on digital continual professional development (CPD) session. As the...

National Youth Folk Ensemble Sampler Day

Are you aged 12 to 18? Can you play an instrument confidently? Would you like to play by ear, develop your creativity and have the opportunity to audition to join the National Youth Folk Ensemble? Sign up for a free online Sampler Day!  Each Sampler Day features:...