Briefing: Friday 24 March, 1.00 – 4.00 pm
Training: Friday 31 March, 10.00 am – 1.00 pm
Venue: Clements Hall, Nunthorpe Road, York, YO23 1BW
Note: It is not necessary to attend both the events if preferred.
Arts Award is a range of unique qualifications that supports anyone aged up to 25 to grow as artists and arts leaders, inspiring them to connect with and take part in the wider arts world through taking challenges in an art form - from music to digital art, pottery to fashion.
Offered at five different levels, young people get to:
• Discover the enjoyment of creating and participating in any art form
• Develop their creativity and leadership skills
• Learn new skills and share them with others
• Get to work with or experience working with creative arts professionals
• Gain experience and knowledge to progress into further education and employment
To achieve their Arts Award, young people take on challenges in an art form, participate in arts activities, experience arts events, get inspired by artists and share their arts skills with others. Young people create a portfolio to keep a record of their creative journey. Along the way, they are supported by an Arts Award adviser, acting as assessor, facilitator and mentor.
The purpose of the briefing is to gain a clear idea of how Arts Award works, to help identify which professionals would be most suited to attending training – or have a good idea of the context of the training.
Key contents will be:
• An overview of Arts Award: What is Arts Award? How does it work? Who should train to deliver it?
• Arts Award in SEND settings: Why is Arts Award particularly accessible for children and young people with SEND? In particular, Arts Award is accessible to children and young people with a range of abilities, backgrounds and individual learning requirements because:
• How it measures and supports each individual’s personal progress
• How it is accessible for most young people who face barriers to learning or who may not be able to achieve other qualifications
• How evidence can be collected in a range of formats, meaning that non-verbal or less confident communicators can be supported to achieve the qualification
This will be followed by a Q&A session and a breakout discussion in smaller groups as an opportunity for some facilitated idea-sharing / planning for embedding Arts Award as part of NYMAZ
Arts Award Training:
• Meet other professionals who are planning to run Arts Award as part of NYMAZ
• Receive a Discover & Explore adviser toolkit, which details what is required at each level
• Become familiar with the assessment criteria and framework for each level
• Learn how to be the primary assessor for young people’s work for Arts Award
• Consider models of delivery with a particular focus on working with SEND learners
• Plan how to move forward with Arts Award as part of developments at NYMAZ
Places are free for NYMAZ Partner Network and NYMAZ SEND Music Network members. To book please email Richard.