Below is a broad timeline for the Young Arts Advocates programme.
Initial scoping discussions with representatives from Isle of Sheppey schools, Canterbury Christ Church University (CCCU), Kent Music and Royal Opera House Bridge.
CCCU submits successful bid to Arts Council England for Young Arts Advocates (YAA) programme.
1 March 2016
Initial meeting with Isle of Sheppey head teachers (Oasis Academy).
23 March 2016
Royal Opera House ‘The Nutcracker’ briefing (Ideas Test).
Visit to each Isle of Sheppey school by CCCU tutors to answer initial queries.
By 30 April 2016
Isle of Sheppey schools register for Artsmark
24 May 2016
YAA Introductory session (Thistle Hill Academy).
1 July 2016
Artsmark training day for a senior leader plus an arts champion from each Isle of Sheppey school (Criterion Blue Town Heritage Centre).
12 July 2016
‘National Nutcracker’ INSET Day for a dance practitioner from each Isle of Sheppey primary school (Oasis Academy).
Visit to each Isle of Sheppey school by CCCU tutors to support the writing of the Artsmark Statement of Commitment
Autumn Term 2016
Decisions made by each school about which art discipline/which students will engage with the programme, supported by meetings with CCCU tutors; ‘National Nutcracker’ dance project.
Spring Term 2017
1 x 0.5 day CPD session for teachers, parents and carers.4 x 0.5 days of workshops (or equivalent) in each school for a designated group of students, their teachers, parents and carers, run by professional arts practitioners and supported by CCCU tutors.
Summer Term/Autumn Term 2017
Public performances, displays and installations in a range of arts disciplines.
Spring Term 2018
Consolidation of research from the programme (e.g. write-up of impact evaluations, interviews, reflective logs, case studies etc.).
Summer Term 2018 onwards
Legacy of programme established e.g. new arts education network established, future arts events programme, continuation of development of Artsmark in all schools, continuation of students achieving Arts Awards etc.