School league tables shouldn't distract us from the real issues

Can going to the theatre boost academic achievement?

Enriching Britain: Culture, Creativity and Growth

OYAP Trust: Beat Sculpture

Nesta publish report on Young Digital Makers


Engaging arts with education

Cabinet Office support will continue Democracy Counts work

Report on the ecology of culture launched

Greatest Generation: Filmmaking Project for 7-11 year olds

Number of young people "not in education, employment or training" falls across the board

Health and Wellbeing Website for Young People Launched

Youth Employment UK launches the Youth Friendly Charter

Forget Me Not: an investigation into the financial wellbeing of apprentices in the UK

Social Value & Commissioning Toolkit

Teachers' union backs early years education principles

Open Sesame // Creative Practice and Collaborations in Early Years // Mini Conference // 18 March // Eastbourne

Modelling Change // Sunday 8 March // Modern Art Oxford: Womanity

Young Co-operators Prize: empowering the next generation

St. James' Place Foundation: supporting disadvantaged and disabled young people

Young people and digital media: Adobe Youth Voices Awards // Closes March 9th

Catch 16-24: Youth Employment Challenge report published

BBC4 Arts Question Time: catch up here

Ed Miliband: Labour will make arts ‘the heart’ of the government

Teaching School Investment: Celebration of Dance at Thornden Hall

February South East Bridge enews - out now! Read it here...

Arts Award Gold Training // The Courtyard // Bicester // March 26

Artsplan Training Courses - March 2015

Labour promises more arts in schools

Call for applications: BFI Film Academy Residential - programming and audience development

Youth Justice: The Art of Collaboration, Ashford

Wednesday 4th March

Thursday 12th March

Putting Young People at the Core of Youth Arts, Chichester

Cultural Hubs - Arts in Libraries Conference, St Helens

Thursday 19th March

Thursday 25th June

Evaluating Youth Arts Projects, Norwich

Monday 1st June

Behaviour Management and Youth Arts

Monday 27th April

Mentoring: The Next Creative Generation

Strong Voices Conference 2015, Gateshead

Friday 6th March

Thursday 19th March

Freelance Work with Young People in the Arts & Cultural Sectors, Brighton

Wednesday 11th March

Creative Consultation with Young People, Nottingham

Tuesday 28th April

Youth Arts Project Management - a six-day accredited course, Southampton

Thursday 23rd April

Behaviour Management and Youth Arts, Gateshead

Wednesday 22nd April

Facilitation - with a creative flair!, Southampton

Friday 27th March

Child Protection Policy Writing: Review and Update Workshop, Manchester

Creative & Cultural Skills Annual Conference 2015

Thursday 5th March

Artswork, a leading national voice for youth arts


Artswork is committed to transforming the lives of children and young people through arts and cultural practice.

Our mission is to place the arts at the heart of work with, for and by children and young people and to champion, lead and facilitate high quality work led by artists, arts and cultural organisations including the development of young arts practitioners/leaders.

We work through strategic alliances with the arts, cultural, education, youth and community sectors and aim to act as national champion to increase opportunities for children and young people to lead, participate, work in, experience and enjoy the arts.

Artswork is a leading national youth arts development agency and a registered charity, supported by Arts Council England.

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We deliver our work through a range of programmes
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We host training and development courses based around the different aspects of working with children & young people in the arts and cultural sector
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