Events and Training

Training and briefings

Our training programme comprises of a mix of scheduled and bespoke training across a range of themes, in addition to providing a refreshed focus on Arts Council England’s Quality Principles, Artsmark and Arts Award.

Designed to support excellence in cultural education, our training and briefings provide insight, tools and knowledge across a variety of topics from social impact, children and young people, approaches to working with schools through to innovative funding models.  We aim to deliver engaging sessions, involving practical activities, which support the cultural sector to thrive in the 21st century and ensure young people continue to access great arts and cultural provision.

Our suite of training is relevant for schools and education settings, arts and cultural organisations and anyone working with children and young people. Simply browse our list and book the scheduled briefings listed below.

Can’t make one of our scheduled training events?

Talk to us about how we can provide a cluster training for your network.

If you are interested in finding out more, get in touch. Fill out the form below or call us on 08458 621288 or email us at bridge@realideas.org.

Training and events summary

In addition to Artsmark and Arts Award, we aim to cover a range of themes across our training and briefing menu to support the cultural sector in their work for children and young people. Browse our current offer below and if you have any queries, get in touch with our Bridge team by emailing bridge@realideas.org.

Schools and the Cultural Sector

This half day training focuses on how arts and cultural organisation can establish partnerships with schools in a changing context.

Organisations will gain methods to building meaningful relationships with schools, an overview of the changes to the school system, key education language and an understanding of   Arts Council England’s Quality Principles and the Artsmark Partnership Programme.  This is a practical session designed to help organisations develop pragmatic approaches to working with schools, while creating or growing a real school offer.  Working with experienced RIO facilitators, organisations will have the space and time to explore ideas and organisational challenges, to help develop an offer to schools.

Income Generation: Developing sustainable financial models.

Against a backdrop of changing economic times, how can the arts and cultural sector explore and create new routes to sustainable income?

This briefing offers insight into the opportunities of harnessing and developing innovative funding models that support organisations to create sustainable and robust fundraising strategies for the future.

Introduction to Social Impact

Created to provide the arts and cultural sector with an introduction to social impact and to gain clarity on the social value that they are making for children and young people.

With expertise gained from 10 years of running our own social enterprises and developing our unique theory of change, RIO will help organisations increase their understanding of impact and why it matters, through to developing ways to approach impact in their own organisations.

Artsmark and Arts Award Briefing Days

RIO invites schools to an Artsmark briefing to find out all about Artsmark, and how this can benefit your school. The briefing also touches on Arts Award for anyone looking to find out more about this.

If you are from a MAT, Federation, or Arts and Culture organisation and would like to request a cluster briefing please email bridge@realideas.org. Briefings are suitable for six people or more from education settings or organisations which work with young people and can be tailored to your group and focus.

There are no current scheduled events.

Artsmark Development Days

Artsmark Development Days are CPD Sessions for two members of staff (one of which must be SLT) from Artsmark registered schools. Each session introduces the Artsmark journey and provides schools with the tools and understanding to take their first steps. Development Days are run in various locations across the South West and the dates are sent to each Artsmark School on registering.

If you are interested in registering for Artsmark and would like to find out more, you can email artsmarkhelp@realideas.org.

Discover and Explore Arts Award Advisor training

Training as an adviser is the first step in getting going with Arts Award. Advisers support, mentor and assess young people working towards awards. The day includes presentations, case studies and discussion, and covers how to deliver and assess the Arts Award at Discover and Explore level.

Bronze and Silver Award Advisor training

Training as an adviser is the first step in getting going with Arts Award. Advisers support, mentor and assess young people working towards awards. The day includes presentations, case studies and discussion, and covers how to deliver and assess the Arts Award at Bronze and Silver Award level

Gold Arts Award Advisor training

Training as an adviser is the first step in getting going with Arts Award. Advisers support, mentor and assess young people working towards awards. The day includes presentations, case studies and discussion, and covers how to deliver and assess the Arts Award at Gold level.

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