Info for Artists & Arts Organisations

For artist and arts organisations working with, or looking to work with, care experienced children & young people in the West Midlands

  • A Toolkit with suggestions on the kinds of things artists & arts orgs need to have in place when working with the care system

  • A Covenant - a non-judgemental sign-up which allows Artslink to promote artists'/arts orgs' relevant offers to:

    • Care experienced children & young people and their key adults

    • Virtual Schools

    • Other relevant professionals

For more information and to sign up,

please visit our ICE page

Introducing ICE

 

Part of Artslink's role is to help connect care experienced children & young people, via Virtual Schools, to the artists and arts organisations in their area who are experienced and equipped to work with the care system. ICE is our way of doing this, through:

Webinar #3:

NAVIGATING THE SYSTEM - FOR ARTISTS WORKING WITH CARE EXPERIENCED CHILDREN & YOUNG PEOPLE 

with panellists from across the care system, plus experienced artists

 

Exploring the network of people, organisations and processes that surround a care experienced young person. Jargon-busting, the role of the arts, effective practice for artists, and much more!

 

Wednesday 24 February 2021, 5-6.30pm, Zoom

Register here

Webinar #1:

TRAUMA-INFORMED PRACTICE

with Emily Foulkes

Wednesday 9 December, 5-7pm, Zoom

Webinar #2:

CREATIVE MENTORING FOR

CARE EXPERIENCED YOUNG PEOPLE 

with Claire Parker & Nathan Geering

 

Introducing the acclaimed Derbyshire Creative Mentors programme and exploring the role of creative mentors - common skills, techniques and approaches

 

Tuesday 19 January 2021, 5-6.30pm, Zoom

Register here

Webinar #4:

EVALUATING CREATIVE PRACTICE FOR ARTISTS 

with Sal Hampson and Abi D'Amore

Insights into understanding and articulating the impact of arts activities in the care system, including ways for artists to observe and record the impact of their work as it happens.

 

Wednesday 21 April 2021, 5-6.30pm, Zoom

Register here

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Artslink is a programme by West Midlands Virtual Schools Children in Care Foundation, supported by Arts Connect. It aims to ensure that all care experienced children & young people are able to access high-quality arts & cultural experiences and activities.

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