Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Great news for arts education

All the hard work of teachers and agencies seems to have paid off!

We have just heard via an email from the Cultural Learning Alliance (CLA) that Michael Gove has announced a bit of a turnaround in decisions toward the curriculum.

Art & Design, Dance, Drama and Music GCSEs will be reformed in time for teaching in 2016.

Gove made some very encouraging remarks about the value of cultural learning:
"I am passionate about great art, drama, dance, music and design, and I am determined to ensure every child enjoys access to the best in our culture. I also want all schools to be able to nurture creative talent in every child."

Read more on the news from the CLA here and from the BBC's announcement, here.

Take a look at one of our old blog posts, on how prolific campaign artist Bob and Roberta Smith hosted the Art Party Conference alongside members of the NSEAD, in a bit of a backlash against decisions being made on the future of arts education.

Get in touch with us for how we can help support you in the delivery of Art & Design in your school, right up to college education: 01724 297070 or email education.2021@northlincs.gov.uk

Monday, 28 April 2014

Join our Tribe of Tribble Makers

The Trouble With Tribbles is we don't have enough!

We are seeking schools and after school clubs to get involved with helping us to create 100's of Tribbles, in time for our FREE family event The Final Frontier.

Remember that we won a nationwide vote to win London artist Jessica Voorsanger to come and host a special FREE event for the people on Scunthorpe and beyond, right here in our galleries? Well, now we are not only looking to promote the event, but also get you all involved in making it happen!

As part of the special sci fi event, visitors will take part in possibly their first ever Tribble experience.  Voorsanger wants us to recreate an episode of Star Trek, called The Trouble with Tribbles by making 100's of balls of fluff.

We have created some Tribble Making Kits for you to help us make as many of these little beasts as possible. It is FREE for you and your pupils to get involved and they are very simple to make. For information on how to reserve your Tribble Making Kit, get in touch on 01724 297070 or email 2021.epd@northlincs.gov.uk