An blogpost by a creative practitioner explaining us why it is worth the effort to work with young children and the arts. An inspiring list of six reasons:
1. Children are ready for arts. Now.
Children are born receptive, ready to learn.
At birth, we have almost all of the 100 billion neurons that make up our brains, and about a quarter of the connections between them – synapses. But almost all of these synapses are formed by the age of around…Continue
CultureNet Flanders, a Belgian audience development agency, has developed a toolkit to help networks identify their relative strengths and weaknesses, their different audiences and how they can collaborate to create a comprehensive offer for local families. This is a more elaborated version of the toolkit the Arts Council England and Audiences UK created a couple of years ago that provides a range of resources and guidance to enable cultural organisations to engage more…Continue
Tate Modern received 5 million pounds to develop a national arts programme in response to last year’s riots, to help young people develop their lives “in a more meaningful way”.
The National Youth Network for the Visual Arts aims to reach 80,000 people aged between 15 and 25 with workshops involving established artists, projects and festivals.
The four-year drive has been funded by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation, a grant-making organisation focusing on…