Arts Award advisers forum minutes- Wednesday 6 November 2013

Minutes from Arts Award Network Meeting

The Writers’ Place

Wednesday 6 November 2013


Anna Jefferson – New Writing South

Debo Amon – New Writing South

Helen Pillot de Chenecey- Freelance Craft Practitioner

Cindy Cox – Culture Shift

Claire Halstead – Creative Arts Projects

Lucy Castle – Brighton and Hove Libraries

Gillian Trott – Self Managed Learning College

Rose Kigwana – Artswork

Matt Fleming


Cindy Cox Spoke about delivering the Gold Arts Award. She successfully put through two young people. She found that for Gold Arts Award to work not only did it take self-motivation and commitment from the young people taking part but the Arts Award also needed to be built into the project through it was trying to be delivered. With this in mind her contact time with her young people in regards to their Arts Award was five and a half days of face to face session and regular email communication.

It was mentioned that it is encouraged that organisations looking to apply to the Creative Employment Programme build Arts Award into their offer where possible.

Helen Pillot de Chenecey gave a presentation about her work with young people through Craft Revolution.  Craft Revolution has put 16 children through Explore Arts Award aged 10-11 in a Primary School After school Craft Club setting. They were initially invited to pilot the award through a partnership with the Craft Council and Trinity College, to see if the Explore award could be delivered in a craft club setting, covering a range of skill based craft and textile activities. Craft Revolution was successful in achieving this and has been championed by Trinity College in their current endorsement and training videos and marketing materials.

Next meeting

Wednesday 11 December, 1.30- 3.30pm at New Writing South’s venue, The Writers’ Place where we will be welcoming Stephen Fenning from Future Creative as our guest speaker. Future Creative is a training and Support organisation for Arts Award.

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