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Arts and education links

Arts and education links

Local Link 

University of Derby
University of Derby website - Derby's courses include fine art, film and video, creative writing, design, popular music and music technology, photography, theatre, ceramics, healing arts, and music, dance, drama and art therapy.

National Links 

Access Art
Art resource for teachers, gallery educators and artists working with children.
Discover about great artists and their most famous paintings. 

An Artsmark is awarded to schools who show a commitment to the full range of arts - music, dance, drama and art and design. It is a national award scheme, managed by Arts Council England.

Developed by Arts Council England, the young people's Arts Award is the first awards scheme to recognise young people’s development through the arts.

Budding artists
Site developed for people wanting to know the techniques for art work

Creative Partnerships
Scheme that develops long-term partnerships between schools and cultural and creative organisations. Local Creative Partnerships are Derby, and Bolsover, Ashfield and Mansfield.

Creative Choices
Comprehensive information about creative careers for young people, their advisors, and anyone wanting to find out about training opportunities and career development in the creative industries sector

Engage is a leading international association for gallery educators, artist educators and other arts and education professionals, with a growing membership around the world: a powerful network working face-to-face with many millions of gallery visitors. See:

Grants Expert
Information and advice from new website.

National Education Network
Networking organisation for education professionals.

National Learning and Work Institute
The Learning and Work Institute exists to support an increase in the total numbers of adults engaged in formal and informal learning in England and Wales; and at the same time to take positive action to improve opportunities and widen access to learning opportunities for those communities under-represented in current provision.

National Foundation for Educational Research
The Artists in Schools Handbook on this website was developed with reference to the following publication:  Sharp, C. and Dust, K. (1997). Artists in Schools: a Handbook for Teachers and Artists. Slough: NFER. 

Featured artists

Angela Thompson

Angela Thompson

Paula Sharples

Paula Sharples

Richard Bett

Richard Bett


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