From: SEFAN [admin_at_sefan_dot_org_dot_uk]
Sent: 08 November 2006 15:07
Subject: SEFAN:2006-11-08:04. Gleanings from VAE and artsnewsdigest

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From: Voluntary Arts England <info_at_vaengland_dot_org_dot_uk>
Date: 3 November 2006 14:26:17 GMT
Subject: News from Voluntary Arts England


New national music programme to raise aspiration

area: various

A new national music programme to tackle antisocial behaviour and raise aspiration and respect has been launched by Culture Secretary Tessa Jowell and music charity Youth Music. The £666,000 two year programme will get young people involved in making music and provide 1:1 and group mentoring sessions with peers, musicians and the music industry. 

It will run across 14 English regions and will include:
1:1 mentoring of young people by local adults (including a diverse range of musicians involved in different types of music making) 
Small group tutoring sessions on specific topics relating to music making, progression routes in music industry etc. 
1:1 tuition for children and young people by older teens, and 
Specialist input by established, well known musicians and others successfully employed in creative and cultural industries

Speaking at the launch, Tessa Jowell said: 'The creativity of making and performing music can have such a powerful impact in raising ambition, giving a sense of purpose, confidence and self-respect, and for young people who lack this sense of themselves, I know that Youth Music’s mentoring will make a real difference.'




Local Funding through Making Music

area - various

Making Music administers devolved funding programmes in certain areas across the UK to make project funds, training grants and guarantees against loss available to groups in membership and other voluntary music groups. These programmes are generally organised by the voluntary Making Music Committees in each area. 

No two devolved funding programmes are identical and, apart from the obvious geographical criteria, each programme has developed its own criteria for the allocation and distribution of the monies available. The funding programmes are usually run by the relevant Making Music voluntary committee in each area and potential applicants are strongly advised to contact the committees directly for up to date information. 

To find out areas which areas have devolved funding programmes and for further information visit


From:   artsnews_at_listmail_dot_artsfb_dot_org_dot_uk
Subject: artsnews digest: November 06, 2006
Date: 7 November 2006 23:00:01 GMT


Subject: *NEW Distance Learning Course* Using the Arts with Young People
From: Artswork General <artswork_at_hotmail_dot_co_dot_uk>
Date: Tue, 7 Nov 2006 10:42:43 +0000
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*NEW Distance Learning Course* Using the Arts with Young People 

Artsplan launches new Distanced
Learning Course!

Artsplan, the training and publications arm of Artswork, the national youth arts 
development agency, is pleased to launch a new Distanced Learning Course, 
'Working Together - Using the Arts with Young People'.

Already a successful one day workshop, the course provides an overview of the
benefits of using the arts with young people, outside of formal education. The new
Distanced Learning version now provides greater flexibility and opportunities for
those looking to develop their skills and knowledge in this area, with a lower
price, one-on-one mentoring and extensive supporting material.

Artsplan is the largest provider of specialist youth arts training courses and
publications in the UK, and the in-house training provider of ENYAN (English
National Youth Arts Network). All training and publications are written and
supported by experienced youth arts specialists, currently involved in a variety
of project work through the UK.

The course involves a combination of workbook exercises, self-evaluation and 
trainer/mentor time to be completed at your own pace over a period of 6 weeks. The
one-on-one mentor time is more personal and practical, fitting in with existing
commitments. Ideal for those new to using the arts with young people in any 
setting, the course will start with an exploration of the term 'youth arts', 
progressing towards developing an understanding of the key ingredients needed to
run a successful youth arts project.

As Jay Barron, the Artsplan Development Manager explains: 'Many people are unable
to access essential training due to financial and time related barriers. Through
initiatives such as the Distanced Learning Course, Artsplan is seeking to remove
those barriers, providing greater opportunities for everyone working with young
people to develop valuable skills to assist in their roles.'

The course is available at a range of prices, depending on circumstance. The
substantial supporting material includes the celebrated 'Youth Arts Learning
Passport', your own workbook/log book to keep and a certificate of attendance. 
Overall, it is a package designed to offer greater flexibility within creative
development. If the course is successful Artswork hope to be able to offer the
full range of Artsplan courses within the distanced learning format in the future.

For further details on Artsplan courses or to make a booking, please contact the
Artsplan Development Manager Jay Barron on t: 023 80630960, 
e: mailto:artsplan_at_artswork_dot_org_dot_uk  w:


Penny Allen      /      Anthony John Allen

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