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About the Event

Arts Evolution: building talent pathways for the future

TMC’s regional Arts Award Conference is an opportunity to uncover best practice in arts and cultural education, showcasing the achievements of children and young people throughout the region, and celebrating the diversity of Arts Award in the East Midlands.

Featuring inspirational industry and education speakers, as well best-practice case-studies drawn from the arts, culture and education sectors. This event has been designed to connect you with examples of quality provision from throughout the region, industry standard practice from emerging new talent, partnership building and networking opportunities, as well as skills development for your own Arts Award delivery.

Access practical workshops including:

  • Arts Award in the Digital World, exploring the ways in which children and young people’s online and offline worlds have converged and how Arts Award can respond to this
  • Ideas for Engaging Delivery, providing new and practical approaches for delivery across all Arts Award levels
  • The role Arts Award can play in providing progression routes into the creative industries for young people from a variety of backgrounds
  • Arts Award and Artsmark as tools for school improvement, supporting a broad and balanced curriculum
  • Mapping and planning across all levels of delivery
  • Best-practice case-studies within Primary, Secondary, SEN and Alternative Education, as well as Museums, Libraries and Heritage sites
  • Funding advice from Arts Council England, the Heritage Lottery Fund and Youth Music

An exhibition of artwork by children of all ages and Arts Award levels will be on display, including performances and demonstrations by talented young artists whose achievements at gold-level have supported their progress into the creative industries.

Speakers and facilitators confirmed to date include Wayne Hemingway, Hemingway Design, Dame Alison Peacock, CEO Chartered College of Teaching, Richard Russell, Chief Operating Officer Arts Council England, The National Trust, Youth Music, soundLINCS, The Heritage Lottery Fund, Lakeside Arts Centre, Lincolnshire Travel Initiative, Baby People, Attenborough Arts Centre, A Little Learning, Candleby Lane School, Queen Elizabeth High School, St Johns Primary School, and more.

Who should attend; Schools, Museums, Libraries, Arts Organisations and Venues, Community Groups, Freelancers, NPOs, Arts Award Supporters and Arts Award Centres

Delegates are invited to choose one break-out option from each of the following 3 groups:

Group 1: Best practice case-studies (10:45 – 11:30)

1. Arts Award in Primary School

1. Arts Award in Secondary Schools

1. Arts Award and SEN

1. Arts Award for Museums, Libraries and Heritage Sites

1. Arts Award in Arts Organisations

1. Arts Award in Alternative Provision

Group 2: Arts Award in context (14:00 – 14:45)

2. How can Arts Award support School Improvement

2. How can Arts Award be delivered within the Arts and Cultural Sector

2. How can Artists support the delivery of Arts Award

2. How can Arts Award support progression into the Creative Industries

2. How can Digital Tools be used within Arts Award (focus on Bronze level)

2. How can I apply to Grants for the Arts

Group 3: Developing your Arts Award Practice (15:00 – 15:45)

3. Developing Practice: Mapping and Planning

3. Developing Practice: Community Engagement

3. Developing Practice: Engaging Delivery

3. Developing Practice: Applying to the Heritage Lottery Fund

3. Developing Practice: Applying to Youth Music

3. Developing Practice: Working with Care Leavers

For more information please email

This event will feature a Gold Expo. For more information, visit here:


Tuesday 13th March 2018
Registration and Networking from 09:15 Start 10:00- 16:30 Finish
Complimentary free parking on site
During the booking process delegates are invited to choose ONE break-out option from Group 1, Group 2 and Group 3. For more information please email
Schools, Museums, Libraries, Arts Organisations and Venues, Community Groups, Freelancers, NPOs, Arts Award Supporters and Arts Award Centres


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